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Published on December 5th, 2013 | by PhilB

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Columbus Wave

The wave in Columbus, GA is situated at the longest urban whitewater course in the world. The water release schedule is always changing, but it’s usually good enough to surf at least once a day. In the morning, the flow is around 9-12,000k cubic feet per second. During the weekends however, it tends to be to low to surf. When the water flow is right, the wave is epic — in ideal conditions, it will clean up a bit and give you a little face to carve on.

Spot Details

Country: USA, North Amercia
Nearest town/city: Columbus GA
River: Chattahoochee River


  • Columbus, Muscogee, Georgia


  • Eagle and Phenix Dam

GPS Coords

  • Latitude: 32.468764
  • Longitude: -84.996661

Spot Location

Wave Details


  • The wave is mostly a right. However, there’s a little left slab, but for the most part it’s just a right.


  • Best to go when the discharge is at 9k-12,000+ cubic feet per second. There is also a live broadcast of this location. The top cam doesn’t come through all the time. Sadly, this is the cam pointing at the wave, but if the water is going over the rocks on the bottom right of the bottom cam, then you know the wave is good enough to surf.


  • Overall it’s a pretty safe spot. Very easy to excess the wave. No major rocks to worry about.


  • Very friendly and welcoming locals.

River Gauge

Columbus Wave Photos

    Static Adjustable Wave in ColumbusSurfing Columbus Wave, GeorgiaSurfing Columbus

Columbus GA Weather Forecast

Today Monday
It is forcast to be Chance of Rain at 7:00 PM EST on December 17, 2017
Chance of Rain


It is forcast to be Chance of Rain at 7:00 PM EST on December 18, 2017
Chance of Rain


Columbus Wave Videos

Urban River Surfing in Georgia (by DALLMYD)

River Surfing in Columbus (by Dare O’Ravitz)

More on Columbus Wave

Local paddler community

Live cams of the wave!waveshapercam/mainPage

Water data for the wave

Thanks to DALLMYD for sharing this wave — STOKED!


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Phil is a passionate riversurfer based in the capital of urban hydro power, Graz / Austria. He graduated from the International University for Riversurfing (IUR) in 2008 before he got married (to PhilK) in 2009. Instead of children, they gave birth to the probably most awesome riversurfing magazine on the planet: Riverbreak.

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