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:
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.
The Mur River in Graz offers two custom built waves for river surfing in Central Europe.
Norway has several rivers where you can practice river surfing but the most famous is Bulken River in Voss.
Queenstown, New Zealand
Kawarau River in Queenstown was the first river to held commercial river surfing in 1989 by Jon Imhoof.
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.
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.
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