With six-meter-tall barrelling waves, beautiful sunshine year-round, and some of the most exciting talent in the world congregating to ride the whitewater, Oahu is one of the most authentic destinations to experience the true spirit of surf culture.
In December 1966 a storm unlike any witnessed before, dropped over 14 inches of rain in some places along the north rim. All this water sent debris flows crashing down side canyons. Prospect, Nankoweap, Bright Angel, and Lava-Chuar Canyons all experienced them, but none as large as the one that came down Crystal Canyon. During that December storm Clear Creek flowed at a rate of 10,000 cubic feet per second! An impressive statistic considering the average annual flow for the Colorado River is around 11,400 cubic feet per second. A river of mud literally blocked the Colorado River. When the storm had passed, the debris fan constricted the Colorado to less than a quarter of its original width, and a large boulder at the top created one of the largest holes on the river.