Surfers riding the waves of the Colorado River

By Kevin Torres and NBC News, | Posted - Jun 10th, 2014 @ 10:14am

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo (KUSA) — Surfers are flocking to Colorado to catch a rare wave.

The Colorado River is seeing historic levels at the Whitewater Park in Glenwood Springs. This past weekend, the river was flowing faster than 20,000 cubic square feet, which hasn't been seen in the area since 2011.

According to the Whitewater Park's website, having over the 20,000 cfs in that part of the river is a very rare event.

It's so rare it attracted surfers and kayakers from all over the country.

"I drove over six hours to be here," said Robert Machol from Salt Lake City.

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