so a few years ago i was able to surf the finicky strike3 wave on the housatonic. hidden under water a very inauspicious spot on the river is an area of dead water (we think) that creates the most amazing park and play pressure wave in all of new england. hands down. when the rivers is at certain levels, certain very high levels, usually only for a day or two at the most.
this wave forms between two large eddies with maybe a small branch or two to get in the way but nothing else. this wave surges from about 8 foot to close to 12 foot tall. with speeds close to that of garborator on the ottawa. both shoulders are well defined with the surfers left extending out a little further than the surfers right which is a nice tight and steep shouder.
we at the river house called everyone we know when it came in. yet no one showed up except a few local boaters who now of the spot.
hope for big water and start looking. one day maybe you will find it at the right level and get your surf on.
i know tim and scott have been there.