Beaver Wave

Beavers is a fun small wave to hit when RRP is just missing the enough water flows. Most people are surfing Beavers with a longboard or something with a good amount of volume. The wave comes in best at about 120cfs but can be surfed much lower than that. Unfortunately the wave blows out when it gets to 400cfs but you will likely be at RRP surfing if the flow is that high.


Suggestions

NOTE, the 2021 and likely 2022 surf seasons access to Beaver's is via wading into the river and paddling up from the fence line to the river to the wave just up from the parking lot.... Be cautious using the bike path, it is closed for emergency construction repairs to the failed retaining wall on the bike path (does not impact the river). Also, beware of dangerous rocks behind the wave, and new rock directly under the wave on surfers left. For more info on Beavers Wave check http://endlesswaves.net/waves/beaver-wave/

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Access to Beaver's is via wading into the river and paddling up from the fence line to the river to the wave.... Do not use the bike path, it is closed for emergency construction repairs to the failed retaining wall on the bike path (does not impact the river).... So be cool and do not use the bike path at all, to protect our river entry point and rights to surf the wave!!!

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Fun low flow session at 75cfs and 39 degrees water temp. (surfer- Casey Cupp styling it on his 7 foot longboard)

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The failing retaining wall at Beavers will be replaced, along with upgrades made to the trail in this area. We need to work as a surf community to get proper steps built down to Beavers as part of the $8million being spent to shore up the road, fix the retaining wall, and widen the path. Project Timeline: Winter 2022: Design complete Spring-Fall 2023: Construction

Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Bear Creek At Mouth
USGS 06711500
14 cfs 2.4 ft
South Platte River At Englewood
USGS 06711565
43 cfs 1.4 ft
Clover Ditch Drain At Quinn St Nr Widefield
USGS 07105815
0 cfs 5.0 ft
Trout Creek Blw Fern Cr Nr Westcreek
USGS 06701620
1 cfs 3.8 ft
South Platte River At Henderson
USGS 06720500
299 cfs 3.8 ft
Boulder Creek Near Orodell
USGS 06727000
-999 cfs 2.2 ft
Cherry Creek Below Cherry Creek Lake
USGS 06713000
25 cfs 4.6 ft
Fountain Creek At Security
USGS 07105800
75 cfs 3.7 ft
Sand Creek Above Mouth At Colorado Springs
USGS 07105600
12 cfs 2.5 ft
Monument Creek At Pikeview
USGS 07104000
15 cfs 3.9 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Glen Cove
SNOTEL 1057
1" 0"
South Colony
SNOTEL 773
13" 0"
Hourglass Lake
SNOTEL 1122
13" -1"
Echo Lake
SNOTEL 936
9" -1"
University Camp
SNOTEL 838
19" 0"
Niwot
SNOTEL 663
15" 3"
Copeland Lake
SNOTEL 412
7" -2"
Lake Eldora
SNOTEL 564
14" 0"
Medano Pass
SNOTEL 914
1" 0"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Devils Head 21 8,856 ft
Boulder County Fairground None 4,974 ft
Indian Creek 11 7,562 ft
St. Vrain State Park 87 4,850 ft
Chatfield State Park 193 5,494 ft
Flat Rocks 19 8,245 ft
Union Reservoir 42 4,957 ft
Jackson Creek 9 8,179 ft
Standley Lake None 5,530 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Tunnel 1 to Golden Whitewater Park 60.7cfs None Mi III- to III+
Golden Whitewater Park 3.92cfs 0.75 Mi II+
October Hole 37.8cfs None Mi II
Idledale to Morrison 11.2cfs 3.0 Mi IV+ to V
Lower Boulder Canyon 42.0cfs None Mi IV- to V-