Video | SUP Tanker Surfing | Rhine River

Video | SUP Tanker Surfing | Rhine

Who says you need an ocean--or even a wave--to surf? Thanks to SUP, surfers are able to ride water on rivers, behind boats, in lakes and in gorges. Where ever there’s a bump rolling through water, a SUP can be surfed. For surfers living in lands sans oceanic coastline or without wave-generating bathymetry, the wakes of tankers supply bumps as appealing as any. Here, a talented wake SUP surfer takes to the Rhine--a European river that begins in the southeastern Swiss Alps and ends in the North Sea in the Netherlands--for a single ride that lasts longer than all the waves in your last ocean surf session combined.

Wanna give wake surfing a shot? This step-by-step video tutorial aught to get you started.