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Published on September 24th, 2017 | by RB Team

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2017 River Surf Summit: Program and Schedule

The full program and schedule for the first annual River Surf Summit has now been released. Come to Bend Oct 7 and meet river surfers, board shapers, wave shapers and builders from around the world. The program is tight and covers a wide range of topics so don’t hesitate and register!

Friday, October 6

Starting at 7:00pm (no registration required)
Meet and Greet: Meet and surf with river surfers from across North America

Saturday, October 7

Morning registration

Jacob Kelly: event introduction

Neil Egsgard: step by step timeline for wave builds

10:00am–10:30am – Via Skype (Austria)
Maximilian Neuböck: stakeholder management, overall wave build approaches

Jeffrey Banks: fundraising for surf waves

Ben Nielsen: finding the best sites and conditions for successful wave projects

Questions and answers


Alex Copp: experiences in growing surf communities and starting a surf shop

KB Brown: experiences in shaping river surfboards and young surfers

Discussions: in groups

Loren Kaehn: registering a non-profit surf association

Tyler Kraushar: fundraising strategies for small groups

Discussion: in groups

Ryan Richard: whitewater park evolution, adjustable waves, relationships with cities and businesses

Ben Nielsen: engineer’s point of view with working with cities

Neil Egsgard: presentation of a communication framework

Questions and answers

Evening social, river surf discussions, mingling, beers

Sunday, October 8

Sunday Funday (no registration required)
Meet and surf with river surfers from across North America


Bend, Oregon

Ticket Options

Wave Building Workshop ($115)
8:00am – 1:00pm: includes the rest of the day – no other registration is required to attend later events

Community Building Afternoon ($60)
1:00pm – 6:00pm: includes the evening but no access to the morning -no other registration is required to attend the social

Evening Social ($20)
6:00pm – 9:00pm: includes evening only, no access to morning or afternoon

As part of the summit a Meet & Greet will take place the Friday evening before at the wave as well as a Sunday Funday surf but registration is not required.

If you want to join the Summit it is not too late to purchase your ticket at

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