Surfing in the Czech Republic: a river wave is better than nothing | Photos: Surfwave.cz

Czech Republic is a landlocked country located in Central Europe. There are no ocean waves, and the local surfing community must travel a long way to the nearest surf spot.

Apparently, the long distance problem is solved. A hardcore group of surfers has developed the first river surf spot in the Czech Republic. You can find it in Brandys nad Labem, a small town located on the banks of the Elbe River.

After getting all the necessary authorizations, the wave was set up. Surfers say they've spent more than one year to get the spot pumping static waves, but it paid off.

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Stephan Figueiredo: after the sun comes rain

If you dream of surfing The Wedge in a classic day, you've got to be prepared for salt and pepper. In other words, don't wear a leash.

If there's a special wave in the world, then you can't miss The Wedge, at Newport Beach, California. It's the one we want, and the one we fear. But let's not talk about broken bones. Let's just dream.

And that was precisely what Stephan Figueiredo did. The relatively unknown pro surfer from Brazil had always dreamed of tasting the Newport beast. After one month in California, the swell was coming his way.

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Empire Now: bad boy Garrett McNamara

Garrett McNamara is the dangerous villain of "Empire Now," the ultimate New York surf thriller.

Director JR Jensen has used the landscapes and the culture of New York to create a film that combines a fast paced thriller with high-action surf.

"Empire Now" sees Kurt Rist, Leif Engstrom, TJ Gumiela, Brian Pollak, Will Skudin, Balaram Stack, Zack Dayton, Tyler Maguire, Cliff Skudin, and Dylan Stott representing the city that never sleeps.

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