Abiquiu Wave

Rio Chama

Description

The Abiquiu wave is a Class II+ man-made surf wave just below the Abiquiu lake dam. It is surfable at flies above 500cfs. It's a steep wave-hole, so shorter kayaks and surf boards work best. Above 1000cfs it does green out for easier surfing with longer half-slice kayaks and medium length surfboards. The water is coming from the bottom of the lake, so it is very cold year-round. Definitely plan on wearing a wetsuit or dry suit, even in the summer. Always wear a PFD and helmet, cuz Rocks Hurt! There's no camping at the day use area next to the wave, but there is camping just a little bit down the road. You can also continue to paddle downstream for two miles to the end of the road (CAUTION there is a fence and a rock weir), or you can paddle about 8 miles to the hwy 84 bridge near Bode's in Abiquiu.

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  • Launch Point
  • Paid Parking
  • Free Parking
  • Year-Round Bathrooms
  • Seasonal Bathrooms
  • Permit Required
  • Drinking Water
  • Food Available
  • Boat Ramp
  • Campsites
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Hazard
  • Food Available
  • Boat Ramp
  • Campsites
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Hazard

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