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Bore Riding
September 7, 2004 2:45 PM   Subscribe

Bore Riders are a strange breed of inland surfers, catching periodic tidal surges (pic) that can carry them for miles upriver. Surf the English countryside, France's Bordeaux region, the freezing waters of Alaska's Cook Inlet, the Amazon jungles, or China's Silver Dragon, the largest tidal bore in the world.
posted by eddydamascene (9 comments total)

 
video of the Silver Dragon tidal bore overrunning a seawall (QT, 3.5MB)
posted by eddydamascene at 2:49 PM on September 7, 2004


I'm apparently not cool enough to see the pic referenced above.

But it sounds like fun in a mellow kind of way.
posted by fenriq at 3:04 PM on September 7, 2004


fascinating... terrrific find
posted by moonbird at 3:19 PM on September 7, 2004


I'd heard of the Amazon riders, but surfing on an English river sounds pretty neat. Great stuff.
posted by Salmonberry at 4:33 PM on September 7, 2004


fenriq, you can also see that pic from within this article.
posted by eddydamascene at 4:48 PM on September 7, 2004


I guess while you're learning to ride these, you're just a crashing bore.
posted by eriko at 5:23 PM on September 7, 2004


nice moz reference, eriko.

I once caught a documentary on surfers that tried to catch the bore in the Schubenacadie river bay off of the bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia. The ride would be 18 miles upriver or something crazy like that. Very cool stuff!
posted by shoepal at 5:40 PM on September 7, 2004


Now that is just plain cool. What a way to travel.
posted by caddis at 10:03 PM on September 7, 2004


Great link - thx!
posted by widdershins at 9:12 AM on September 8, 2004


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