Yesterday a friend and I went for a walk down by the river, the Clark Fork.  We strolled along the riverbank then found a nice place on the rocks to hang out and talk.  We didn’t have much of a reprieve from the smoke created by Montana wildfires but it was peaceful with the sound of rushing water only a few feet away.

We sat for a while and watched a couple of surfers, that’s right…surfers riding the waves.  It was cool – and a little odd – to see a couple of  “surfer-dudes” walking on the riverbank, surfboards in hand.  I’m originally from Hawaii.  Surfers are part of the landscape there. In Montana…this was definitely a first.

Missoula is home to Brennan’s Wave, a small section of the river that was turned into a wave-making water park for kayakers  – and surfers too. I’ve known about Brennan’s wave since they built it a couple of years ago – I’ve just never seen any of the events that take place there.  Did you know (probably not) that Outside Magazine recently named little-old Missoula, Montana as one of the best river towns in America?

Wonderopolis hasn’t covered surfing – yet – but they did do a wonder about the difference between kayaks and canoes!

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    • Hi there Terry, thanks for stopping by to read the Wonder Family Fines’ blog about surfing! The water is actually coming from a river, but if you take a closer look at the post, you’ll read:

      “Missoula is home to Brennan’s Wave, a small section of the river that was turned into a wave-making water park for kayakers – and surfers too.

      It’s pretty cool to imagine going surfing somewhere other than an ocean! :)

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