AIRE WAVE

North of the Trent drainage, flowing to the North Sea
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THE AIRE WAVE

Post by nick 16 » Thu Apr 12, 2007 10:50 pm

I think ive found a great little playspot near Leeds on the Rive Aire on the strech of river between Woodlesford and Methley if you are near there give it a go and post what you think of it. should be okay at normal levels but wouldn't touch it with a bargepole in spate. You've been warned.

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Post by David Hepworth » Fri Apr 13, 2007 1:41 pm

It doesn't work at normal levels only when high, it's been talked about on a previous thread.

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Post by nick 16 » Fri Apr 13, 2007 5:14 pm

I haven't paddled it myself so i wasn't that sure.

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Post by chud » Sat Apr 14, 2007 12:00 am

Links for previous threads: here, playak and video.
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Post by David Hepworth » Sat Apr 14, 2007 7:12 am

Also details can be found here

http://www.canoecafe.co.uk/forum/viewto ... =aire+wave

Hope the info is of use but it does need lots of water to be an option to much though and it turns into the stopper from hell.

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Post by nick 16 » Tue Apr 17, 2007 12:56 am

thanks for the links you sent ive never seen that wave kayaked i only live a mile or two down the road so me and a few mates might go down when its in flood.

To be honest its im surprised its not a well known as its a great wave but ive seen it twice as big than in the video.

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Post by David Hepworth » Tue Apr 17, 2007 6:33 am

I only live a few miles away too, so drop me a line and maybe we can meet up.



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Post by The Chuckster » Fri May 11, 2007 12:39 pm

awsome wave. Minimum for it to work on the gauge is 1.1, 1.3and above it gets to its best. I have never seen it high enough to turn into a hole, so not sure what the gauge reading will be for it.

As for location, it's just up stream of where the canal joins.

The water is the dirtiest, I've ever paddled, think of every type of sewage possible, and its there!!

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AIRE WAVE

Post by Jim Pullen » Mon Dec 01, 2008 12:22 pm

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Re: AIRE WAVE

Post by Phil Savage » Tue Jan 20, 2009 1:34 pm

Anybody reckon that it'll be running this week?
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Re: THE AIRE WAVE

Post by MattBibbings » Fri Jul 17, 2009 11:12 am

Anyone know if this is working due to current heavy rain?

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Re: THE AIRE WAVE

Post by David Hepworth » Fri Jul 17, 2009 12:06 pm

Not as yet

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Re: THE AIRE WAVE

Post by das bump » Sat Jul 18, 2009 11:48 am

Now (7.00 this morning) Fully closed in and the pool level is high, dont think its gonna be working for a while.

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Re: THE AIRE WAVE

Post by Paul S Jr » Sat Jul 18, 2009 8:51 pm

Could you keep an update on this please?
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Aire Wave Running

Post by David Hepworth » Sat Nov 14, 2009 8:02 am

Was clean and green (brown really) at 7.30 a.m. and 1.35 on the gauge. So should be around for a few hours at least.

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Re: Aire Wave Running

Post by Andy J » Sun Nov 15, 2009 12:45 am

Cheers for the update Dave, sadly most of the Leeds Uni bunch had headed up into the hills for some river running. Hopefully catch you there soon weather permitting.

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Re: AIRE WAVE

Post by g0229337 » Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:55 pm

Anyone any idea of it will be runing with all the rain, the ea gauge shows its on its way up.

http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/ho ... ionId=8079

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Re: Aire Wave Running

Post by g0229337 » Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:09 pm

Anyone chance of a update with all the rain, the ea gauge shows its on its way up.

http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/ho ... ionId=8079

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Re: AIRE WAVE

Post by deanj » Sun Mar 31, 2013 4:28 pm

aire wave hydro power ... any one got any info on the cable and power cables that are in the water on the Airewave weir in leeds and what the plans may be , will the weir still be playable , shootable or is it another play spot lost. use this site regularry with novice ,intermediate groups as a good moving water site within 10mins of sunny leeds. cheers Dean J

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Re: AIRE WAVE

Post by Jim Pullen » Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:58 pm

deanj wrote:aire wave hydro power ... any one got any info on the cable and power cables that are in the water on the Airewave weir in leeds and what the plans may be , will the weir still be playable , shootable or is it another play spot lost. use this site regularry with novice ,intermediate groups as a good moving water site within 10mins of sunny leeds. cheers Dean J
Anyone got any more info on this?

I'd like to put a guide to the wave in the new edition of English White Water, but having a lump of steel cable in the way may be worth mentioning!
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