SUP the Red Cedar River, East Lansing, Michigan

 

The standing wave on the campus of Michigan State University was working again.  The flow rate was over 1400 so I grabbed my Matuli Fresh 10.6 Paddleboard for a surf. Standing waves can be difficult to ride because you do not have forward momentum.  Sometimes it is easy to fall off the back of the wave.  Using the the paddle it was a lot easer to stay on the wave.  Current forecasts do not look good for surfing the river.  We will need a lot more rain for it to work again.   The good news is the Ice on Lake Michigan is melting and will soon be ice free.  Fall is the best time to surf the Lakes but Spring waves can be fun.