Novice River Surfers Guide

What Equipment Will you Need?
As a beginner, here are the most important gear tips for making the best decisions when purchasing your first river surfing equipment.
Surfboard on the River
Your board is crucial. Without it, you won’t be able to surf. A few factors can influence the length of your board. To begin with, you’ll need a board with enough volume to support your body mass. Second, what kind of waves would you be riding? You’ll want to ensure the board you buy fits the wave you’re riding.
Wear a helmet since you never know what might happen. Read out the River …

Surfing Causes Hearing Loss

Surfing in cold water without protection will almost certainly render you deaf. When your ear canal is subjected to cold water, the bone in your ear canal grows and shuts. Without surgery, the growth is permanent and will not improve. Surfer’s Ear is the name given to this type of bone development.
Exostoses are uneven bony growths within your ear canal caused by cold water. As the ear canal shuts, you’ll start to notice the following signs and symptoms:

You have liquid in your ears.
Debris has become lodged in your ears.
Ear infections occur more frequently.
More dangerous ear …

North America’s 1st River Surfing Summit

The Gathering Following the Summit
The Summit administrators reviewed and closed it up when the last speaker departed the platform. There was a bolt to the door and the car park since Ryan’s tablet was connected back into the original screen. Then it displayed excellent surf breaking at the Bend Wave. That positive attitude of a surfer paid off!
On the huge screen at the front of the space, real-time video from the Wave webcam eventually revealed to us that those who bolted were pulling good surf
The ambiance was complete when music was playing through the Riverbend Rooms. They have one of the best audio …

How to Make Your Personal River Surfboard

Greenlight Surf Supply’s unique board assembly kit allows you to create your ding-resistant river surfboard. Relying on a sturdy Engineered EPS blank and a revolutionary new Innegra woven fiberglass, the team from Greenlight has developed this construction kit designed just for river surfers.
What is the purpose of Greenlight Surf Supply?
Greenlight Surfboards was formed in 2005. They wanted to help with educating and supporting surfers who wanted to make their boards. Their unrivaled skills in design and production equipped with enough knowledge in the surfing industry make this one of the best boards out there….

Thun’s 2018 River Surf Jam

The river wave at Mühleschleuse will transform into Switzerland’s river surf epicenter this Saturday (1 September).
By 11 a.m. the elites will be announcing this year’s champion.
This event is made open to the public so that everyone can celebrate the joys of river surfing. The tournament will be hosted by Verein Flusssurfen Thun.
The whole day will be spiced up with yoga classes, bazaars, and live music! If you don’t show up, you’ll be square!
Here’s the program:
8 AM               Registration
9 AM               Yoga
10 AM…

River Surf League 2021 Tour

River Surfing is a favorite of the 10 Barrel Brewing Company, which is famous for its great brew and road bike events. In these strange times, what better way to enhance the level of surfing than through an online surf competition? If you’re interested, here’s what you need:
Make a video of yourself surfing the waves and pulling off tricks. You can upload videos as many times as you want to the Activity Channel.
What exactly is the River Surf League Tour 2021?
The River Surf League 2021 Tour is proudly presented by 10 Barrel Brewing. River Surf League is a “digital” river surfing tournament …

Hawai’s River Surfing History

Surfing sports have always been quite prominent in Hawai’i. They were performed by everyone — chiefs, common people, both male, and female, across different generations.
They were practicing this sport as worship to their deity. Traditions about the goddess Hi’iakaikapoliopele, also known as Hiiaka, and her surfing skill back up this theory.
River surfing by Native Hawaiians is mentioned multiple times in the Epic Tale of Hi’iakaikapoliopele.
In 1905 and 1906, the Hawaiian-language newspaper Ka Na’i Aupuni printed this rendition of the story as a regular series. Hiiaka recalls males and …

Consistency Fosters The Growth Of The Surf Community.

Ben Nielsen feels that bigger surf waves are the fate of river surfing. That’s why he aspires to develop waves in as many locations as possible.
The truth is that so many towns and cities have issues when it comes to finding the right spot. Rivers usually tend to be too huge or too little. Rivers that are just right are hard to come by.
Although waves have been produced in some very large rivers, they are extremely expensive and more difficult to construct than waves in smaller rivers. As a result, he’s been particularly interested in exploring the possibilities of creating smaller, more consistent waves that are …

North America’s History of River Surfing

Wyoming’s Snake River, 1978
Mike “Fitz” FitzPatrick, Steve Hahn, and Steve Osman were the first who surfed the Lunch Counter wave on the Snake River in 1978. They were considered the founders of North American river surfing. The three men knew how to surf the Snake River’s numerous holes and waves because of their common experiences as whitewater river guides and kayakers. They were able to predict the Lunch Counter’s board-surfing capabilities thanks to different degrees of ocean expertise.
Utah’s Jordan River, 1983
On June 14, 1983, the Jordan River in Utah hosted the very …

Common River Surfing Risks

1. Entanglement
When anything that can’t travel downstream binds around your body, it’s called entanglement. Ankle leashes hooked on rocks or ropes are examples.
2. Pinning
When you’re caught between anything upstream and a static object downstream, it’s called pinning. Your board anchoring you to a rock or bridge piling upstream is an example.
Entrapment of the Leg and Foot
Entrapment occurs when a body component becomes entangled in the river’s rocks or other debris.
3. Strainers
Everything in the river that permits water to pass across but not you is a …