Wanna learn to surf on a river? Do it the Mick Fanning way in Munich, Germany. Take your friends, find some more people surfing the spot to be in Munich and spend a full day having fun there.
Kelly Slater, an 11-time world champion, shows in the accompanying footage that sometimes a river will do just fine. He enjoyed the rare event that happens a couple times each winter: when the Waimea River mouth can be dug out to create a standing, surfable wave.
This beast that they will ride is called a tidal bore, a wave that flows in from the ocean and propagates to dozens of rivers around the world. Along the Amazon, one of the strongest bore tides brings big waves that travel for miles and seem to last forever, perfect for a long ride.
India’s Ganges River has again produced perfect waves. GrindTV talked to French surfer and adventurer Anthony “Yep” Colas about his first ever trip to Calcutta to surf a tidal bore he called The Baan. While that virgin mission was successful, Colas told, “There is so much more out there, and now that we have better […]
One of the world’s best kept secrets, it seems, is the amazing Bono, the huge roaring tidal waves that rush in more than 60 km up the wide Kampar river in the district of Palalawan in the province of Riau on Sumatra.
In the festival, the committee held a surfing competition for professionals and amateurs. Some local surfers from Bali who certainly participated, among others, Marlon Gerber, Varun Tanjung, and Pepen Hendrik.
Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk, uploaded a photo when he was surfing on the river in Munich.
Surfer Steve King braved a river full of crocodiles to set a new world record by riding a wave for 12.8 miles in Sumatra, Indonesia.
It was only 1 year ago I returned from my first visit to Teluk Meranti where, together with few friends, I went to Surf the Bono, a tidal bore wave on the Kampar river in Sumatra. This was a trip that I started to plan on the day I first watched the Rip Curl video on the web showcasing this unbelievable wave somewhere in Indonesia. A quick internet search brought me to the web site of “Bono Surf”, a company that was already promoting trips to surf the Bono.
Yes it’s SUPing but we just thought this wave provided a good mind surfing opportunity if you’ve had a surfless week. “Riding the Bono, river bore tidal wave, on Kampar River, Sumatra. This is the last section before Teluk Meranti call also Local Right. Good size wave on big tide. Riders Giancarlo”Jankie” Avancini & Tony Copley.”