Surfing is one of the most enjoyable sports on Earth. Unfortunately for us mountain types, waves aren’t always that close. If you live in Montana, Wyoming, or Idaho, you’re really not close to waves. Unless you open your mind and get into surfing some of the great river waves these mountain states have to offer. “In the rush of water spilling from the high mountain peaks of Montana, Wyoming and Idaho, surfers are finding standing waves that move with life and never end.
The river surfing in this video is pretty sick. The raft cliff hucking is funny. The beach skiing is… insane. Has anyone ever beach skied before? We’re not sure, but probably not. Even if they did, they most likely didn’t hit a kicker, pull off grabs, and try front flip 360ºs. “When the Waimea River starts flowing, Jamie O’Brien and the boys do too. But they won’t stop there. The North Shore’s crew of daredevils with questionable ideas put Poopies’ water skiing to the test: in the marsh,
Last weekend, D’Arcy McLeish wrote a great article about river surfing and tidal bore surfing. One of the locales with a solid river surfing wave is Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Jackson Hole ski resort just filmed a couple of local athletes hitting the river wave and showing us how it’s done. It’s very cool to watch the mechanics of how […]
Surfing river waves has been around for a long time. Kayakers will tell you they’ve been catching waves in their play boats for years. But for most of us, the idea of surfing rivers on a surfboard is relatively new. But all over the world, often right in heart of urban areas like Montreal, Canada or Munich, Germany the sport […]
This video of surfing the Zambezi River in Zambia is an interesting reminder of some of the other possibilities out there. River surfing certainly relates mountain culture and some of the eclectic surfing options mountain folk can come up with. We know of great river surfing in Zurich, Munich, Jackson Hole, Indonesia, and the Amazon. There’s definitely more out there […]