Surfing the wake of a sternwheel steamboat

March 19, 2014 | Surfing
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. For example, you can build your own artificial wave pool or hit the nearest river wave.

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

The quality of the wave is impressive. Although it may seem like an endless ride, the wake produced by the giant boat is not always stable. So if you're the next customer, prepare for several unsuccessful attempts.

Dan Gavere has been "sternwheel surfing," at least, since 2011. What more can be invented when it comes to wave riding?

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