River wave and river surf articles

  • Kayak wave research report

    The 90+ page Kayak wave research report by Surf Anywhere details results from the kayak wave research project for the Alberta Whitewater Association (AlbertaWhitewater.ca). The project was a partnership between the Alberta Whitewater Association, Surf Anywhere, University of Ottawa, the Alberta River Surfing Association, and MITACS. The project examined how the multi adjustable kicker […]

  • Ramp angles for waves

    This post is part of Surf Anywhere’s creation of public wave building knowledge. The purpose of this knowledge is to make river wave building easier and to improve wave quality. An overview of the research is at SurfAnywhere.ca/wave-research.

    The ramp or slope upstream of the wave generates the water velocity needed to create a river wave. […]

  • Effects of channel walls on waves

    This post is part of Surf Anywhere’s creation of public wave building knowledge. The purpose of this knowledge is to make river wave building easier and to improve wave quality. An overview of the research is at SurfAnywhere.ca/wave-research.

    Full channel walls allow for a higher wave and a cleaner wave. The walls allow the tailwater to […]

  • Flat bottom wave dimensions

    This post is part of Surf Anywhere’s creation of public wave building knowledge. The purpose of this knowledge is to make river wave building easier and to improve wave quality. An overview of the research is at SurfAnywhere.ca/wave-research.

    Flat bottom channels can create a range of different waves. Below are pictures of the wave physical models […]