Best Places For River Surfing Around The World

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Have you ever imagine surfing on a river?

River surfing is a sport that started in the early 70s and the coolest thing about it, is that the wave is stationary on the river. What causes the wave in the river is a high volume of water that is flowing over a rock.

These are best places to practice river surfing around the world:

Munich, Germany

The Eisbach River in Munich is considered the best surf spot for river surfing in the world. Up to 100 surfers enjoy this great stationary wave daily.

Eisbach River Surfing

Eisbach River Surfing

Graz, Australia

The Mur River in Graz offers two custom built waves for river surfing in Central Europe.

Mur River Surfing

Mur River Surfing

Voss, Norway

Norway has several rivers where you can practice river surfing but the most famous is Bulken River in Voss.

Bulken River Surfing

Bulken River Surfing

Queenstown, New Zealand

Kawarau River in Queenstown was the first river to held commercial river surfing in 1989 by Jon Imhoof.

Kawarau River Surfing

Kawarau River Surfing

Montreal, Canada

In the Lachine Rapids in Montreal there’s a standing wave called Habitat 67 and its considered one of the best river surfing waves in America. Corran Addison was the first person to surf the Habitat 67 wave in 2002, he was an Olympic kayaker and he opened a surf school for river surfing in 2005.

Lachine Rapids River Surfing

Lachine Rapids River Surfing

Wyoming, United States

In Jackson Hole, Wyoming you can find the most famous river surfing in the United States. The famous river wave known as Lunch Counter has been surfed for more than 20 years.

Lunch Counter River Surfing

Lunch Counter River Surfing

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