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Published on December 8th, 2016 | by RB Team

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River Run Park

River Run Park is located south of Denver, Colorado in the City of Sheridan. The upper wave (Benihanas) is for more advanced surfers, while the lower wave (Chiclets) is better for beginners. The waves are based on the WaveShaper technology that allows wave adjustment for different flows and skill levels. At good flow levels, the wave can turn into a high performance wave that is challenging, steep and fast. Ultimately RRP will host six river surfing waves at the end of 2018.

Spot Details

Country: USA
Nearest town/city: Sheridan, Colorado (south of Denver)
River: South Platte
Address: 2301 W. Oxford Ave., Sheridan, Arapahoe County, Colorado 80110
Directions: Park at the Broken Tee Golf Course
Latitude: 39.643014399343535
Longitude: -105.01511871814728

Wave Details


Two waves, one for beginners (Chiclets) and one for more advanced surfers (Benihana’s). Chiclets is a slower, smaller wave that is good for SUP, higher volume surfboards, and body boards. Benihana’s is super smooth, fast and steep. You can SUP and body board this one too . If you’re going to surf, board selection is key – nothing longer than 5’-0”, can be very low volume 2”-2.5” thick, and width is an advantage (20”+ works well). The wave surfs like a miniature Boise or a more powerful Alm Canal (Salzburg, Austria). The water is so smooth and fast it feels like you are flying on the surface. Entry is best by an acid drop (suitcase drop) from one of the flat areas at each side of the wave. Prone and pop is possible but much more difficult.


Benihanas: 130cfs; prime 175 cfs+
Chiclets: 60cfs+


Typical river hazards. Waves work at very low flows so water can be shallow.


Wear a helmet and PFD.
Ride the right boards – works best on boards that are much smaller than those that work on other waves in Colorado and the U.S. If you don’t have the right board, ask a local to try theirs – super friendly vibe at the wave.
Set up a flow alert for this wave.

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Sheridan, Colorado (south of Denver) Weather Forecast

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It is forcast to be Clear at 7:00 PM CST on December 15, 2017


It is forcast to be Mostly Cloudy at 7:00 PM CST on December 16, 2017
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