The more the merrier when kayaking 80-foot waterfalls. In this video, Todd Wells and Sam Freihofer paddle a Topo Duo tandem kayak over Metlako Falls on Eagle Creek in Oregon. Well claims it is the tallest waterfall every run in a two-person whitewater kayak.
Here’s his account from his blog:
One final time we discussed our game plan, then peeled out into the current. We approached the lip slow and in control, made our last adjustments, then let gravity take over. From the back where I was positioned, I felt our entry angle couldn’t have been any better. Upon impact we went incredibly deep. When we reached the surface I righted the kayak to find Sam missing from the front of the boat. Being in the front of the boat and having gone so deep Sam took a savage hit and was ejected from the boat. We had done it, we had just paddled the tallest waterfall ever before in a Topo-Duo.