These days, surfing is not just relegated to those of us fortunate enough to live in coastal towns with conditions that allow for it. You’ve got wave pools being built in Austin, Texas and surf vacations that can turn anyone with a little bit of money into a pro. But the sense of discovery is still out there for lots of people looking to get a thrill from riding water. Case in point, river surfing. It’s a fairly new pursuit within the last 20 or so years, but it’s gaining steam and is really helping people think outside the box in terms of what is possible.
This out of the box thinking has turned many inland cities around the world into top destinations for the surfing community. The list created by GrindTV includes exotic destinations like the Zambesee River in Africa and the Eisbach River in Germany. All of these river surfing destinations were ranked based on different factors. Boise came in at number 5 in the world, right behind the Snake River in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.