This winter, El Nino didn’t just create epic surf up and down the California coastline. Snowstorms, made more powerful from the “Southern Oscillation” in the tropical Pacific Ocean, pummeled the Sierras, creating an enormous snowpack that has river runners everywhere frothing. Here, former professional kayakers turned river SUPers Taylor Robertson and Dan Gavere ride the melt on Butte Creek, the Feather and the Sacramento River. -jc

California River SUP with Taylor Robertson from Taylor Robertson on Vimeo.