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NJ Delaware River, Standing Wave - Surfing

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Lat: 40.265411
Lng: -74.848824

Marker owner: dnorris

Average user rating for this marker: 3.4

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NJ Delaware River, Standing Wave
Marker Description: The Standing Wave @ Scudders Falls, NJ is a great place to surf on a bodyboard or on a small surf board, the best place to get into the wave is from the rocks on the Jersey side rather than the island side where the kayakers line up. From NJ side you need to approach from behind the wave and skim up an over the foam into the wave, from island side you need to drift in an paddle - much more difficult.

The USGS Trenton Gage height should be around 10.0 for surfing check: http://waterdata.usgs.gov/usa/nwis/uv?01463500

This is the sickness - Jersey river surfing - watch out it's addictive.

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Re: NJ Delaware River, Standing Wave Posted by dnorris Sun. November 09, 2014 01:43 am
Another YouTube vid for Scudders.

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Re: NJ Delaware River, Standing Wave Posted by dnorris Thu. October 23, 2014 01:10 am
You can just park at the top off Rte 29, not a mile away, more like a hundred feet, easy eagles, no worries, check the gauge as stated in the main description, happy surfing, give the kayakers a run for their money, yo.
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Re: NJ Delaware River, Standing Wave Posted by CNJsurf Wed. May 23, 2012 01:00 am
Hey, was planning on visiting soon but was not sure where to park/hike to get to the wave now. Anyone have better directions and/or seen how the wave is breaking recently?

Re: NJ Delaware River, Standing Wave Posted by LBIsurf Fri. May 11, 2012 07:17 pm
I drove all the way up to Scudders Falls today, just to find that the bridge entrance to the State Park was closed off and under construction! Found an entrance at the south end, but didn't feel like hiking a mile with my surfboard. Anybody know when the construction is going to be done?

Re: The Standing Wave Posted by Xray Sun. August 30, 2009 02:50 am
Sickenin' I need a prescription for the water I swallowed, ha, ha, just kidding I sucked down some yoohoo water but had a coke and that killed whatever was in my gut - Coke is it, you can't beat the real thing, can't beat the feeling of the wave - foo even if you have to drink a little fertilizer and human fecal mattah. Jerzey Style!
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Re: The Standing Wave Posted by dnorris Sun. August 30, 2009 02:37 am
Gauge height at 10.3 on this day. Rocks have changed since last time I was here - 4 years ago - too long! Now you can just skim over the foam and it pulls you across to the pocket. Easier to catch but not as much of a wave as there once was, now more of a tumbling wash but much wider. Maybe it's not the exact right height -maybe a little lower would be better.
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Re: The Standing Wave Posted by Brownie Sat. August 22, 2009 01:47 am
See pic.
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