This spring turned out to be a big water event. The Torne river peaked at about 3100 cumecs (109 500 CFS) which is just third time in the last 50 years its been this high. The previous years were 1968 and 2005. The abundance of water created some sweet waves. The Åretsvågen and Kattilakoski Megawave actually doesn’t require extreme water levels but are in every spring and sometimes even later in the summer after heavy rainfall in the large drainage area. The Finnvågen on the other hand is at best when the volume of the river is reaching 3000 cumecs and works only at high water years.


Waves in northern Sweden from Tuomas Vaarala on Vimeo.

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