Hungry Mother

kayaker in a dagger green boat getting a huge ender at hungry mother on the Gauley River in West Virginia

The Hungry Mother is a powerful hydraulic in the center of the river, which makes for a great but retentive surf if you wish to test it. The hole can be easily missed to the right.

Below Hungry Mother, the river washes around to both sides of a small rocky island. The water that washes to the right of the island pushes into a deeply undercut boulder with a sizable log jammed into it. This is very dangerous. Be sure to avoid it by staying to the left side of the island.

View Aerial Images of Hungry Mother Rapid

Video - Hungry Mother at 2800 cfs

Video - Dangerous Undercut Downstream of Surf