Join us for some good old fashioned river fun. Spend your 4th of July on the Guadalupe River. Barbecue, Beer, Water, Tubes, music, and much more. As the image says, “Wouldn’t you rather be here”?
Celebrate our Country with Shanty Tubes this fourth of July. If you haven’t experienced it yet, I highly suggest you spend a 4th of July on the Guadalupe River. It’s a ton of fun, just take a look at our Website Gallery or our Facebook Photos. It’s even more fun on the 4th of July on the Guadalupe River. Come join us at Shanty Tubes.
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It’s that time of year again. Time to throw on the shorts, grab some beverages and head to the Lake for some Guadalupe River Tubing. With Memorial Day Weekend beginning in just a handful of days, the Sun has come out at just the right time. No coincidence that the “Horseshoe” at Canyon Lake has started to look like the beginning of Summer. After temperatures averaging in the mid 70′s for weeks, the last 13 days have been a steady dose of 80+ degree weather. The first 9 days were from 80-87 degrees, with increasingly clearer skies from day to day. The last four days have been scorchers in the mid 90′s, which has resulted in the unofficial kickoff of tubing season. With the water heating up and the skies clearing way, some veteran tubers took advantage this weekend. Given the weather the last 13 days, and the forecast leading up to Memorial Day, it’s gonna be a great time for some Guadalupe River Tubing.
The Guadalupe River has no rival, especially on the Holidays. The natural Beauty of the Guadalupe River, the lack of concrete walls, and more room for tubers, make it a no-brainer. A click on the image above and to the right shows that the weather should comply this year as well. It should be great weather, perfect temperature water, and beautiful natural scenery this Memorial Day Weekend.
Also, as mentioned in depth in our can ban does not apply blog, the New Braunfels can ban does not apply to Guadalupe River Tubing outside of New Braunfels. So, for those of you who want to bring cans and plastic water bottles, feel free to do so. Just be sure and dispose of them Properly.
I could do an entire blog and then some on this season 17 years ago, but bare with me as I get back to tonight’s game. When “Pop” took over I used to cringe when he would draw up plays late in games. I wasn’t a fan (of Pop’s), and I wasn’t alone among Spurs fans. Most will not admit to this, but I will. I can also admit that I was dead wrong. Segue to tonight’s game, 17 years and 4 championships later. Gregg Popovich and Tim Duncan are shoo-in’s for the Hall of fame. Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili are forever immortalized in Spurs lore and will one day have their jerseys lifted to the inner roof in what will surely be quite a moving moment. They had their run and it’s amazing how long it has lasted. Duncan just turned 37, Manu is 35, Parker is an 11 year veteran and age 30. Most teams wouldn’t even still be playing in the 2nd round. The Spurs aren’t most teams.
After a lackluster performance for 43.5 minutes (and trailing by 16 points), the Spurs came back to win the game in double overtime. At this point, that isn’t news to you, more than likely. You have probably heard that Manu Ginobili hit the game winner with just over a second left in double overtime. Manu was by no means the hero tonight, however. He was seconds removed from not only missing an ill-advised three pointer, but also crashing the offensive glass and leaving the transition defense exposed in what resulted in another great scoring play by Stephen Curry. Manu also had a chance to win the game in the first overtime and put up a shot that was nowhere near the hoop. I’m not trying to downplay Manu’s winning shot. I’m just trying to give credit where credit is due. The first credit goes to Tony Parker. While Manu was struggling to shoot the ball, Tony decided to get aggressive and attack the basket. Credit also goes to Danny Green, who hit two key shots to keep the game alive. Boris Diaw, who hadn’t played in over 3 weeks also hit a big jumper to keep the game alive when the Warriors decided not to defend him from outside the key. This in part led to the final shot by Ginobili. Tim Duncan had a valiant effort with the flu, and deserves some respect for even playing, but he isn’t the real hero either. The comeback began when Duncan went to the locker room. You could even give Warriors coach Mark Jackson some credit for removing Andrew Bogut from the game when Duncan went to the locker room, allowing the Spurs to outplay the Warriors at “Smallball”. The real credit goes to the man that constantly downplays credit and diverts it to his players.
Stephen Curry cooled off with Kawhi Leonard chasing him around, but that wasn’t it. Klay Thompson fouled out with 4 minutes to play, but that ain’t it either. Gregg Popovich stayed true to his form and got this game won. His calm and cool demeanor was, as usual, a factor, but nope not it either. Nope, it was his brilliant designs at the end of the game that won this. He knew that Diaw had just burned them on a play that coach Jackson probably ripped them for not covering. He also knew that Parker was the defense’s focal point. In addition, he knew that the Warriors had a foul to give on the first inbound play before Manu’s jumper. So what did he do? He orchestrated a play that will never get any credit away from this blog. He had the inbounds pass come to Parker on the move, forcing the defense to quickly use the “foul to give”. This was all a setup. It’s no coincidence that the next play, two warriors guarded Parker (decoy) on the inbounds, and the cold shooting Manu was left wide open. Also lost in this is that Diaw’s threat from above the key made the switch necessary and Pop knew it was fresh in their minds. The man has come a long way, and it’s quite humbling to watch.
For 17 years Pop has been doing the same thing. Most coaches can’t go 5 years without losing their players. In this regard, Pop has gotten lucky. He has had David Robinson, Tim Duncan, and basically good people that don’t want to be treated like “stars”. It’s all snowballed with Parker, Manu, and the later Spurs. Lucky man is Pop, or is he? The entire roster of relevant players on the Spurs four championship teams were either drafted by, signed by, or nurtured into the players they became by Popovich. He has done far more than create a winning franchise, he has created a culture. It is no coincidence that the Spurs have had their coaching staff and former players scattered around the league. Other NBA teams have been trying to emulate this as evidence by the hirings of Mike Brown, Steve Kerr, Avery Johnson, Danny Ferry, P.J. Carlismo, Monte Williams, Mario Elie, Jacque Vaughn, Kevin Pritchard, and more. However, Popovich himself knows nothing is settled yet. All the Spurs have done is hold home court, and a loss in game two would send the series back to Oakland, with home court shifted to the Warriors. In the midst of all this craziness tonight, take a look at Pop’s face as it ended.
It’s everything about the man and the organization he has built. I’ll leave you with something I once heard Steve Kerr say. (Paraphrasing, so I won’t quote) The Spurs are a family and Pop is legitimately concerned with your family and how they are. Like most families they have their fights, but in the end they love each other. Pop is the head of the family, and he will let you know just that when need be, but who can argue with the success of this family.
He’s even extended that family out to people like me, who judged him way too soon. I wish everyone could experience what Spurs fans have had for 17 years for just a year or two. We have gotten lucky, not Pop.]]>
This is not true. For those of you who do not know what I’m talking about, last year the city of New Braunfels passed a new law. This law states that no disposable containers may be brought on the rivers in the New Braunfels city limit.
News 4 WOAI’s Delaine Mathieu did an a small article last year addressing the Guadalupe river confusion. There is also a nice side by side comparison that shows what the differences are between the city of New Braunfels and the Guadalupe river. As you can see the Shanty (being located on the Guadalupe river, and our floats never entering New Braunfels) has far fewer restrictions than the Comal River outfitters.
We offer tubes, rafts, kayaks, party tubes, shuttle service, evening floats, camping grounds, cabins, beer garden, tiki bar, BBQ shack, ATM services, Group packages, and more. Checkout the homepage for more info. We hope to see you at the Shanty River Center the next time you are tubing the Guadalupe river.
And once again in case you missed it, the can ban does not apply when tubing the Guadalupe river outside of New Braunfels.]]>
Always know what the CFS or the cubic feet per second that the Guadalupe River is flowing. The Guadalupe River water flow or release for the Lower Guadalupe River is controlled by the US Army Corps of Engineers.
Release refers to the amount of water being released from the Canyon Lake Reservoir into the Lower Guadalupe River in CFS (Cubic Feet per Second) The release is based on different factors such as the inflow in Canyon Lake and the level of the lake.
Our Guadalupe River trips are all on the Lower Guadalupe River so this blog is about tubing the Guadalupe River on the lower part of the river after the Canyon Lake Reservoir. .
So if you plan on tubing the Guadalupe River, or any river it’s very important to know the CFS or cubic feet per second the water is being released. Our daily flow rate is on our home page at www.shantytubes.com. You may also contact the US Army of Corps Engineers at (830)964-3341.
These are recommended levels for your , but use caution and judgment at all times for your Guadalupe River trip.
Okay let’s say you decide to take a tubing trip on the Guadalupe River. If the flow is 100 CFS and you decide to tube the Horseshoe section of the Guadalupe River then the trip may take about 1 1/2 to 2 hours. If the flow is 500 cfs then the trip will take about 30-40 minutes. If the flow is 900 cfs and your are not a strong swimmer then you you might think about going on a day when the flow is 100-200 CFS or going on a guided rafting trip. Or even if you are a strong swimmer, you will need a life jacket at that flow. Remember, any body of water can be unsafe at any level. Always use caution and judgment at all times.
So remember you will need to know the flow or CFS when tubing the Guadalupe River.
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Have fun tubing the Guadalupe River today!
Here at the Shanty River Center, located on the famous “Horseshoe” section of the Beautiful Guadalupe River, in Canyon Lake Texas, the Can Ban DOES NOT APPLY. Tubing the Guadalupe River on this part of the river is NOT affected by the new ordinance known as “Can The Ban”.
This new ordinance has left many confused and wondering whether the Can Ban applies to the Guadalupe River. So, let me shed some light on the subject. The New Braunfels Can Ban applies only to the parts of the Guadalupe River within the City Limits. Since The Shanty River Center is not within the city limits, our Guadalupe River tubing trips have not been affected.
Within the City Limits the Can Ban restricts the use of disposable packaging, such as cans, or plastic bottles. The intentions are good, and for the right reasons, relating to keeping our rivers clean, but somewhat unrealistic, for keeping hydrated while having summer fun.
The “Horseshoe” section of the Beautiful Guadalupe River, in Canyon Lake, known for great fun, tubing, rafting and kayaking is outside the city limits. We are free to be responsible for ourselves.
So here at the Shanty River Center we invite you to join us for best Tubing on the Guadalupe River.You are welcome to bring a cooler with beverages of your choice . We only ask that you dispose of your debris appropriately. We supply mesh bags at no charge for all customers, to assist in keeping our rivers clean. Restrictions on this area of the river include: No Glass, No Foam, and no 5oz sized disposable packaging. The responsibility is left to all of us, to do our part to keep the rivers clean, so please do not abuse our rights.
Keep on Tubing the Guadalupe River, here at Shanty River Center, where the Can Ban Does Not Apply, and you the right to choose the beverage of your choice, while having fun in the sun.
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Going into the Fourth of July week and weekend the New Braunfels ‘can ban‘ ordinance on the Guadalupe River continues to cause confusion and frustration.
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Opponents of New Braunfels’ can ban have won a small victory with a judge’s ruling that the city doesn’t have the right to prohibit disposable containers on the Guadalupe and Comal riversGuadalupeRiver.com Can Ban PSA | Renovation Media
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“People are calling saying, ‘You can‘t drink in New Braunfels, so why am I coming?’” said Shane Wolf, general … Michael Penshorn said that on a recent June weekend, police patrolling the river issued 26 citations and arrested four people on charges ranging from minors in possession to public intoxication. Mike Kubelka, 50, patted his wet … The so-called can ban doesn’t prohibit alcohol, but that message hasn’t been sticking. MAGS OUT SAN ANTONIO OUT Photo: …
So remember, the Can Ban does NOT apply to any of Shanty River Center Guadalupe River trips!
Shanty Tubes would like to invite you to spend a day or longer with us on the Beautiful Guadalupe River in Canyon Lake, Texas, tubing Guadalupe River.