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River Surfing

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River Surfing

Category
Surfing
Created
Sunday, 28 November 2010
Group Admin
Alex Mauer
The ocean isn't the only place you can surf. So grab your SUP and catch a stationary wave, post up your pix and video footage!
Category
Surfing
Created
Sunday, 28 November 2010
Group Admin
Alex Mauer
  • Alex Mauer
    River V. Ocean
    Rob Casey

    I find surfing river waves very relaxing, almost zen like. Surfing river waves isn't new though, kayakers have been doing it for ages, as have river boarders, boogie boarders, etc. There's less doing it as running rivers is more dangerous than ocean surf, requires more skill, and good standing waves are hard to find unless you know where to look. if you do find a wave that is popular, the basic etiquette is to not spend too much time on it - do a few minutes, the eddy out to let the next person in. in some cases river waves are so wide many can be on it at once without any issues. alternative versions to river waves are tidal rapids, common in coastal areas. a popular wave in BC north of Vancouver is Skookumchuck which runs a 16knts max, SUPs began surfing there this year. http://www.tridentsports.com/tag/skookumchuck-rapids/

    Last replied by Rob Casey on Tuesday, 11 October 2011
  • Alex Mauer
    How to check river flows
    Rob Casey

    There's a few, -http://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/River/view/ -http://waterdata.usgs.gov - check local sites, here's one for WA State: http://www.professorpaddle.com/rivers/riverlist.asp

    Last replied by Rob Casey on Tuesday, 11 October 2011
  • Alex Mauer
    How is a river wave formed?
    Rob Casey

    In the tidal rapids of Deception Pass 1.5 hrs north of Seattle, we get standing waves created by outgoing current colliding with a strong west wind and/or swell coming from the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Here's a video, not sup, but close enough. We do surf it on sups, http://www.youtube.com/user/tugwakesurfer?feature=mhee#p/a/u/2/znwV7rmbXP4

    Last replied by Rob Casey on Tuesday, 11 October 2011
  • Alex Mauer
    Alex Grey River Surfs
    Jesse Marohn

    You should post a date when u figure it out. I really want to make it there this season

    Last replied by Jesse Marohn on Wednesday, 05 January 2011
  • Alex Mauer
  • Alex Mauer
    River Surfing With Musician Donavon Frankenreiter
    Andre Niemeyer

    Here is a show we shot with Donavon F. for the My Local Lineup Cable TV show in San Diego County. http://vimeo.com/3290556

    Last replied by Andre Niemeyer on Monday, 13 December 2010
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