Published on January 13th, 2015 | by PhilBPhoto by Riverbreak | 4
The Future of River Surfing: Barreling Waves
Have you ever dreamed of surfing a barreling river wave? It will be possible sooner than you might think! We are beyond stoked to give you a first glimpse into what to expect from Elijah Mack’s and Ben Nielsen’s effort to build a wave that we’ve long been dreaming of.
During the first week of Dec 2014 Elijah Mack (fresH20 Consulting) flew to Denver Colorado to meet up with Benjamin Nielsen from McLaughlin Whitewater Design Group. Their mission was to built the perfect river wave. The combination proved to be groundbreaking. Eli’s and Ben’s work in the lab will forever change the way river waves are built.
This is going to change the way ocean surfers think about river waves.
Truly perfect surfing waves in rivers are no longer a dream. What once was thought to be only doable in wave pools with pumped waves or artificial indoor wave machines will soon be implemented in an actual river. A number of publications around the world will cover their story in depth throughout 2015. We at Riverbreak are proud to give the world this first brief look at the future of surfing. Check out the first video of the barreling river wave right here on Riverbreak.
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Elijah Mack’s fresH20 Consulting is dedicated to innovative concepts, designs, materials and craftsmanship devoted to the advancement of river surfing. You can get in touch with them at their at fresH20 website or simply hit Eli on the phone at #503-754-4764.