Georgie Rapid

Originally named 24 Mile Rapid, the name Georgie is for Georgie White, one of the original commercial outfitters on the Grand Canyon and notably the one that started lashing big rubber pontoon boats together. The rapid name change occurred in October of 2001 and was decided by a 3 – 2 vote.

The rapid itself is one of the bigger ones of the roaring 20’s. A glassy tongue right of center feeds you into a large standing wave. The left side of the wave is a lateral, which is where you want to be as it’s easier to punch through and then sets you up to not flip off the pin rock located at the bottom right of the rapid. Like all laterals, it’s important to square up to it to avoid getting cork screw flipped.

In essence, enter the rapid with momentum on the left edge of the tongue, aiming for the lateral. Once you punch through this lateral keep moving left to avoid the flip rock on the bottom right of the rapid.

Marc Hunt’s video, below, does an excellent job describing the rapid (start at marker 35:12) and is also linked here.

Marc Hunt covers this rapid in his video series. Georgie starts at minute marker 35:12