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A breakdown of the waves at Bend's Whitewater Park

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ason's Wave (Beginner) is the most down-river feature, best suited for people learning whitewater sports or refining their skills.

Conditions this season: Double Dragon. Dual directional waves with surfable center face.

Named for local Jason Mitchell, 1974 – 2010, who loved nature, photography, snowboarding, traveling, guiding on the river and, most of all, family and friends. Jason would be proud that a wave named in his honor welcomes new people into the river culture and teaches youth the ways of the river.


Kricket's Wave (Difficult to more difficult) Just up river from Jason's Wave, it's best suited for people with some experience in whitewater conditions.

Conditions this season: Mid to high energy, intermediate wave hole; full width pile, low angle. Medium retention.

Named for local Kricket Serota, 1966-2012, an avid outdoor and river enthusiast who loved riding horses, cross country skiing, walking with her dog, mountain biking, snowboarding, windsurfing and kayaking. Kricket loved teaching others (especially women) to love the sport.


The Green Wave (Difficult) is best suited for experienced river users and will most often be ideal for surfing and kayaking.

Conditions this season: River Right green shoulder transitioning into a beefy pile.

Named for the ideal condition for surfboards, SUPs and surf-style kayaks. It's a wave rolling with a fast, glassy, green face, minimal whitewater pile and low retentiveness.


Eddy's Wave
(Most difficult) is nearest the bridge, the largest in the series and best suited for the most experienced river users.

Conditions this season: Expert only, angled, typewriter crumble wave with adjacent wave hole, fast underflow.

Named for Eddy Miller, 1952-2009, who was bigger than life in many ways and exuded happiness and kindness. Up for most any adventure, he was a fearless athlete and outdoorsman, and an excellent skier and inland waterman.

Information and graphic, courtesy of Bend Park and Recreation District.



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