Living Rivers Freshwater Surfing

The snow melts to the rivers, and the rivers run into the oceans. This is the journey of our watershed, what now has also become the evolution of surfing. Mountain town used to be strictly thought of as ski and snowboard communities for obvious restraints. Well, that has changed as these athletes show us what’s possible with a board and a running river.

In the rush of water spilling from the high mountain peaks of Montana, Wyoming and Idaho, surfers are finding standing waves that move with life and never end.

This first of two short films is a snapshot of one of the many unique river cultures in the American West. These shorts, along with the stories of others who share that intimate relationship with the world of moving water, will make a short film titled “Living Rivers” to be released at film festivals in spring of 2016.

Special thanks to Strongwater Mountain Surf company for backing the production of this short film.

“Always This Late” performed by ODESZA. Written by Clayton Knight and Harrison Mills. Courtesy of Counter Records.

From, a Montana production house.

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