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!