Red Cedar - B) MSU Wave (0.1 miles)

Red Cedar, Michigan, US


B) MSU Wave (0.1 miles)

Usual Difficulty I(II) (varies with level)
Length 0.1 Miles

Kayak Surfing the Wave

Kayak Surfing the Wave
Photo of Jonathan E. Lutz by Jeremy Herliczek | Lansing State Journal taken 09/15/08 @ 1,860 cfs

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-04112500 640 - 9999 cfs I(II) 00h58m 160 cfs (too low)
Too low. Gauge (355 sq.mi. drainage) is very near this location, thus quite accurately reflects flows.

River Description

The best play wave in southern Michigan when the level is right.  There is an old cement, river wide low water dam that is broken up.  Most of the year the water is only a few inches deep, but at higher levels a decent play wave is created.

See Flow Info, Map and Directions tabs for additional information.

Additional details about this and another site on the Red Cedar River can be found HERE.

The following clip from youtube shows side surfing at about 800 cfs:


StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2018-06-21 13:29:17


Rapid Summary

Mile Rapid Name Class Features (Legend)
-0.2Gauge locationN/A

Rapid Descriptions

Gauge location (Class N/A, Mile -0.2)

Gauge is less than a quarter-mile upstream, so very accurately reflects actual flow at this feature.

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