15-17 February 2024

Highway rapid

Highway Rapid



Distance from start of the stage : 7,1km
Lat -29.601406 Lon 30.407275
Spectators/Seconds: No
Portage option: Right hand bank

GFXHighwayAlso known as: N3 rapid
A fun series of easy channels lead to the bridge over the N3 freeway. Immediately beyond this is a rapid that has gradually developed in size as it has become more overgrown and channeled. The best line is down the middle, a little left of centre, following the main flow of water into a simple one-off drop.
If the river is big there is an option down a channel on the right, but this needs to be handled carefully as there is a big rock at the bottom of that channel! This right hand channel is slower and riskier and should only considered in a full river.

Martin Dreyer

The racing line is down the centre but the more conservative line is down the very right. This is a very good one to practice in the afternoon of the day before the race.

ProTipBirkettAndy Birkett

This is a lovely rapid.
There is usually lots of water so stay on the far right and you won’t get wet at all. There is a big drop in the middle.