Hey SurfinBird, great vid about river surfing -- yes, it's more like surfing a rapid ... or stationary wave. You don't actually move forward, but having a ride that never ends ... until you fall ;-) there are different waves and spots in river surfing, some are more dangerous with heaps of rocks underneath, some are fine... depends on the spot... We're a bunch of Austrian river surfers who have recently launched the world's first magazine that focuses exclusively on river surfing -- there's heaps information on it on our page and you'll also find a spot map -- in case you wanna give it a try ;-) have a look here: riverbreak.com
Alright, just pop me an email if you wanna know more about it ... always happy to help
I'd definitely be fun to have a few spots like that around here.
It always amazes me that there are enough people in the world that are into such small niche activities to support a magazine dedicated to said activity.
Reminds me of something someone once told me. "Think of the most depraved sexual act that has ever entered your mind. Even if you would never ever think of mentioning it to another human being. Not even your dog. Well, there are at least a few magazines devoted to that very activity and they have an economically viable number of subscribers that can't wait for the mailman to deliver that magazine to their house every month."