Description: A refuge for freestyle paddlers in the long summer months as it is only in the very hottest and driest summer that the feature at Chertsey stops working.. When Hurley is on one, or has closed, the water pouring out of a 2 metre wide channel draining the lock cut provides some pourover sport. It can be good for cartwheel type stuff, mystery moves and nobbing around having fun. In the winter, when the Thames is very high, a surfing wave appears under the side spill gates river right of the pourover. It is apparently good for people who are not quite ready for Shepperton or a big four gates at Hurley
Hazards: There is often flat bottomed boats moored directly opposite the feature and even though not immediately dangerous people have had to exit there kayaks and ended up under neath these boats, so please be aware and if you do swim please go down stream away from the moorings.
Directions: From the M25, take Junction 11 and follow the signs to Chertsey. 500 metres after you pass the big Snow and Rock shop you will come to a T junction with traffic lights. Turn right towards Shepperton. 500 metres on you will cross Chertsey bridge over the Thames. You can turn right left and park on the side of the road somewere upstream of the lock – taking care to not block the entrance to the caravan park. Alternatively, there is a small car park to the right (i.e. downstream, river left) of the bridge which may be better for groups. There have been many break-ins to cars, so please take care.
Matty at Chertsey!