Alaskan Distance Surfing
I know approximately nothing about surfing. Having grown up in the rather surfless concrete ocean that is Scarborough, ON, I don't really think I should be expected to know anything about surfing, and most of the time my lack of surf-related knowledge doesn't really bother me.
Except when I come across an awesome video like this one and am largely unable to comment on it intelligently. Then again, it's rare that I'm able to come up with anything intelligent to say anyway, so whatever.
Rather than take on some tremendous wave and risk instant death, these mellow Alaskan bros decided to surf in a different, but equally interesting way. They paddle surf a tidal bore — that's a phenomenon where the incoming tide causes a wave to go against the current of a river, bay or inlet — for 45 minutes, going up Cook Inlet in Girdwood, AK, near Anchorage.
(Yes, I had to Google both tidal bore and the town of Girdwood.)