The Isel River, an Austrian river, is situated in Osttirol. One of the main rivers in Eastern Tyrol of Austria, the river has several famous side creeks such as the Deferegenbach. Here, the whitewaters are quite restless. The wild waters of the Isel River have turned out to be quite a hit among all rafters, as the river offers the perfect rafting condition to them.
With rapids of Class III and IV, the river remains at its best from the month of May to September, when the water level reaches almost 250 cms. In Lienz, however, the water-level of river is almost 260 cms. Almost all the year round, the river is rather cold, but during the summer months the conditions become a bit better and the waters stay quite warm.
On river left this is a big breaking wave, which makes numerous moves possible: flat spins, blunts, 360s, enders, pirouettes and when the water level is ideal even cartwheels. On river right you'll find a smooth wave: great surfing for everyone. You can read some impressions from James Bebbington - aka Pringle - here.
Website 2012 European Championships Freestyle: www.euro-lienz.com