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Published on May 2nd, 2017 | by RB Team

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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.

Spot Details

Country: USA
Nearest town/city: Bend
River: Deschutes River
Address: 166 SW Shevlin-Hixon Dr, Bend, Oregon 97702
Directions: 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: 44.0504456
Longitude: -121.3211288

Wave Details


Glassy, steep, wide surf wave
Width: 40′ (12m)
Wave Height: 3’ (1m)
Adjustable: Yes
Ideal for shortboards


Flow range: 200 to 1,000+ cfs (5 to 30 cms)
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.


Watch people surf on the live webcam.
Here’s another live webcam of the wave in Bend.

Bend Weather Forecast

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It is forcast to be Chance of a Thunderstorm at 7:00 PM CEST on July 25, 2017
Chance of a Thunderstorm


It is forcast to be Thunderstorm at 7:00 PM CEST on July 26, 2017


It is forcast to be Clear at 7:00 PM CEST on July 27, 2017


Spot Location

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