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Sierra Daily

Feb 15, 2011

The Perfect Wave (Machine)?

Sierra outdoor-gear reviewer Steve Casimiro's excellent Adventure Journal reports on what may be the Holy Grail of the nascent sport of river surfing: a working wave machine:

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The technology is being tested on an unnamed river in the Basque country in Spain. Casimiro notes that many questions remain unanswered; e.g., what do the machine's makers mean by the "minimum impact" it makes on waterways? Meanwhile, those unfamiliar with this obscure pursuit can bone up on it via Peter Frick-Wright's profile (Sierra, May/June 2010) of its colorful U.S. evangelist, Elijah Mack.

--Paul Rauber

 

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