Spots Dan Setzke

Published on July 29th, 2015 | by RB Team

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U2 Wave

The 2nd drop at Union is called “U2 Wave” which is a fun, fast, small little wedge that jumps up when the gauge hits over 1,200cfs and can be surfed at any level above that. There is an intimidating hole right after the wave that can churn you straight to the bottom, and spit you out 20 yards down stream, but the spot has really large eddies on both sides so there is little danger of getting ripped down the next drop. Just surf with a friend, and be safe!

Spot Details

Country: USA, North America
Nearest town/city: Denver, CO
River: South Platte River
Address: Union Ave & Santa Fe in Englewood/ Littleton area Colorado
Directions: Easily accessible. Park at the parking lot at the Union chutes, and walk down to the U2 Wave. Just upriver from Hawaii 5-0 Wave.
Latitude: 39.6329231
Longitude: -105.0162048

Wave Details

Characteristics

Works at 1200cfs and above. Small left hand wedge with micro barrel at 1,200 – 1,500cfs. Nice wedge with a pile above 1,500cfs. Super fun wave.

Dangers

Shallow at lower flows so fall flat and in the pile. Hole after the wave can suck you down, NO LEASHES! Be a strong swimmer, and surf with a friend, or friends.

River Gauge

Detailed Flow Data

Denver, CO Weather Forecast

Today Sunday Monday
It is forcast to be Mostly Cloudy at 7:00 PM MDT on August 19, 2017
Mostly Cloudy

33°/16°

It is forcast to be Partly Cloudy at 7:00 PM MDT on August 20, 2017
Partly Cloudy

31°/16°

It is forcast to be Partly Cloudy at 7:00 PM MDT on August 21, 2017
Partly Cloudy

28°/14°

Spot Location

U2 Wave Videos

Elijah Mack – Denver, Colorado River Surfing

Denver River Surfing

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Colorado Surf Supply is focused on furthering the development the sport of river surfing. Be sure to check out their river wave webcams in Colorado. Dan and his team show people where to find the best waves, provide the gear they need all while keeping the individuals safety in mind: www.coloradosurfsupply.com

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