It just might steal the show from kayaking and other water sports.
In Montana and elsewhere in the world, freshwater surfing is gaining more and more enthusiasts, although it has little to do with surfing at sea: “There is a big difference in sensation, the water moves differently in the river than in the ocean.
On the river, it's a bit like you're surfing on a treadmill, details river surfing expert Casey Winckler.
In Missoula, the Brennan's Wave, built in 2006, is welcoming more and more people.
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Less restrictive, more enjoyable and easier to watch for the curious, river surfing attracts a diverse audience: “You don't need a shuttle, you don't need all the necessary equipment to kayak.
You take your board, you take your wetsuit, says Jason Shreder, owner of Zoo Town Surfers in Missoula.
It's also a spectator friendly sport, so they can go see the wave, their parents can come and watch, read a book, their girlfriends, their boyfriends can come and watch, and it's much more accessible ” .