Written by: Emily Bates
Every surfer’s dream is to have an endless wave to rip apart for miles. What about a wave that never moves? The crowd on Oahu celebrate their heavy rain season each year by embarking on a still river wave session at Waimea. The video below features Balaram Stack, Fisher Heverly, Stephan Figueiredo, Dennis Tihara, Gabriel Pastori, Diego Silva, Felipe Cesarano and Rafael Paiva working hard to take advantage of a rare occasion.
“It needs to rain a lot for this to happen, and you need lots of help… to dig,” competitive surfer, Dennis Tihara, (Ilheus, Bahia, Brazil) told The Surf Channel. “The wave only stays for 30 minutes, so you take as much advantage as you can. The river comes taking more and more sand with it and the wave gets bigger and better.”
Video produced by Ader Oliveira (www.surfbahia.com.br)