Sternwheel surfing: Dan Gavere has no problems with crowds

Dan Gavere has ridden the wake of a sternwheeler in the Columbia River Gorge, somewhere between Oregon and Washington.

When you don't have waves, you have to invent them. There are currently many options. You can build your own artificial wave pool or you can hit the nearest river wave.

A standup paddleboard enthusiast has surfed the wake of beautiful sternwheeler, as the river boat made his journey through the Columbia River Gorge, between Oregon and Washington.

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Mavericks: Peter Mel gets ready for a steep roller coaster | Photo: Red Bull/Dave Nelson

Fox Sports has released a short documentary about the history of Mavericks, the infamous big wave surfing spot located at Half Moon Bay, California.

Jeff Clark is the key to Mavericks. He discovered the wave's potential in the 1970s and spent 15 years surfing it alone in the dark.

Decades later, after convincing friends to join him in the cold waters, Mavericks is the US capital of big wave surfing.

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Tiago Pires: sliding splash

The 2014 SATA Airline Azores Pro has been confirmed with Prime status. The event will be held between 2nd-7th September, at Praia de Santa Bárbara, Sao Miguel.

The world's top 100 surfers will be traveling to the black-sanded beaches of Sao Miguel, in the Azores Islands.

The Portuguese archipelago will once again play host to some dramatic exchanges in the hunt for the coveted 6500 ranking points and prize money on offer.

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