Published on December 5th, 2013 | by PhilBPhoto by Elijah Mack | 1
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.
Country: USA, North AmerciaNearest town/city: Columbus GARiver: Chattahoochee River
- Columbus, Muscogee, Georgia
- Eagle and Phenix Dam
- Latitude: 32.468764
- Longitude: -84.996661
- 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.
Columbus GA Weather Forecast
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
Water data for the wave
Thanks to DALLMYD for sharing this wave — STOKED!