River Severn: there's just one wave for all the surfers

UK surfers had the fantastic opportunity to surf the River Severn, in the second highest tide in the world. The longest ride is also a dangerous bet, with trees and debris getting in the way.

In 2006, Steve King regained the Guinness World Record for Britain after surfing in the River Severn for 7.6 miles.

The previous record was achieved by the Brazilian Serginho Laus, having surfed for 6.3 miles in the Araguari River (Brazil).

The experts say this type of wave can only be surfed once in a decade, as the funnel shape of the Severn estuary causes the rise of waters and, therefore, produces surfable waves of joy.

This time, the Atlantic tidal levels and the Severn power made the perfect conditions for crowd surfing in this UK River located in the county of Gloucestershire.

Discover the river waves and tidal bores of the world.

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