River Surfing in the American West

When people think of surfing in the United States usually the first thing that comes to mind are the long-clean breaks of Southern California or the beautiful barreling waves over Hawaiian reefs. In recent years, surfing has been gaining popularity in unexpected locations, specifically mountain towns of the American West. When rapidly flowing river water clashes with rocks standing waves are created, providing surfers with a playground far from any ocean.

This short film provides a glimpse of the emerging river surfing culture spreading across U.S. mountain towns. Grab your surfboard and head for the hills!