Published on May 2nd, 2017 | by RB TeamPhoto by tappoix via IG | 0
This wide, steep and glassy river wave is located in the Bend Whitewater Park at the Deschutes River. There are four waves in the park with Green Wave (or Wave #3) being best suited for shortboard river surfing. The wave features a hydraulic adjustment by 26 underwater steel plates when flow is on or off. The wave park is open 5:00 am to 10:00 pm daily and there is no fee for access.
Country: USANearest town/city: BendRiver: Deschutes RiverAddress: 166 SW Shevlin-Hixon Dr, Bend, Oregon 97702Directions: Located north of the Colorado Avenue Bridge. Viewing is available on the pedestrian bridge and on the east side of the river and at McKay Park. Parking is available on public streets or at Miller’s Landing Park.Latitude: 44.0504456Longitude: -121.3211288
Glassy, steep, wide surf wave
Width: 40′ (12m)
Wave Height: 3’ (1m)
Ideal for shortboards
Flow range: 200 to 1,000+ cfs (5 to 30 cms)
The ideal flow is right around or below 1,000 cfs and the wave gets steep and full green shoulder to shoulder
Current conditions can be checked here
Helmets and PFDs are recommended.
Board leashes, however, should not be used as they can get caught on underwater objects.
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