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Monthly Archives: August 2007

Boofsquire Announces Retirement

August 30, 2007 – The legendary boater and Internet message board poster has moved on to greener pastures, leaving questions and awe in his wake. Former model, socialite, alcoholic, ultra-marathoner, bookie, poet, anti-environmentalist, and extreme whitewater kayaker “Boofsquire” officially announced his retirement today , ending a long, storied career as one of the most extreme paddlers ever known. Boofsquire became known as one of the most elusive and loved paddlers of his time, who documented the vicissitudes of his life in witty, sometimes plagiaristic posts on the Internet message board Paddle Prattle , provided to paddlers in the Washington, DC area by the Monocacy Canoe Club.

Feeder Cup #2 Results

Once again the Feeder Cup community slalom race roared into this sleepy side channel of the river.

Summer levels mean Horseshoe Wave fun!

August 15 – One of the most underrated waves on the Potomac sits in one of the most awesome locations. At low summer levels a visit to Horseshoe Wave is not to be missed! Situated right at the base of Great Falls, in an area known as The Fishbowl, Horseshoe Wave is a great surf when the level is between 2.75 and 2.55. Depending on the trend of the river and the exact level, it can vary from a flattish, fast wave–perfect for those long front surfs–or a steep, bouncy dynamic wave that gives up great tricks.