Water Levels: 1050-1400 cfs on the Long Tom River Near Alvadore
Description: While feature is known as the Fern Ridge Wave, it is more of a hole. It is created as water pours over slab of slanted concrete, which at the right levels, creates a gentle, but retentive hole. It’s deepest on the river left side of the hole, and allows most hole moves: spins, loops, cartwheels, mcnasties, etc. Some wave moves are also possible. See video of the feature, here:Â VIDEO. This is a good feature for beginners, especially those just learning to cartwheel and loop, as the water entering the feature is not overly steep, and moves are easy to initiate. It is easy to get into the hole as there is eddy access on both sides. Â If you flush, it is flatwater for a long ways, but it’s easy to get back up to the hole. Warning: If you go below 1050 cfs, you will likely hit the bottom unless you are a very lightweight individual. Beware of ree-bar in the river!
Looping at the Fern Ridge Wave