About This Surf Spot

Injures

Painful to say but injuries do happen here. Injuries tend to fall on the deep long-lasting side.  Injuries: Knee, deep hip or tailbone bruises, toe, Mallet finger, hand, laceration to head get knocked out,paralyzed.Don't wear a leash and protect you head when you fall.

The goal here is to minimize risk.  Exposing the injuries will reduce injuries.


Things to know and do:

  • Don't wear a leash.!  This will save your life from becoming entangled in something.
  • Protect your head when falling especially when falling forward on the wave.  
  • After falling get you and your board to the eddy asap.  

First off thanks needs to go out to the Bend Parks and Rec, Bend Taxpayers and the local Kayak club. THANKS!!!!


The GreenWave is a manmade river wave in downtown Bend, Oregon.  It is a small hip high wave that is created by the gravity of water and underwater Gates that are angled at different angles to form the wave.


The Surf Spot is good all year around and is the best in the winter.  Short lines and a small fun wave. From April to September is when Wickiup reservoir releases its water that is has been stacking up all year for the local farmers and this is when we have the highest flows and a always changing wave do to the wave shapers trying to figure it out.


​Recommended board size, 5 foot or less.  I have seen a 4'x24" and a 6' board rip it up.

Recommended board Type: Foam for begginers and glass for intermediate and above.

Pros

  • If you hit it at the right time you could ride one wave for an hour.
  • No sharks, stingrays or jellyfish
  • No 30 minute swells
  • No Tides, just the current
  • No more Black Ball Days!
  • Surf is always there 
  • Warm water, July - Sept
  • ​FREE

Cons

  • You could die if you wear a leash.
  • The rocks and concrete are not forgiving.
  • Chicken head rocks on the left and right sides right behind the wave.
  • The Vortex of Piece Spot.
  • Don't dive off the back of the wave on either side.​​​​  There are some chicken head rocks that hurt.
  • Keep your head down as you go through the backwash.  This is when your board can hit you.

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