Story: Extreme sports and adventure sports

River surfers (1st of 4)

River surfers

River surfers float down the Kawarau River in 2012. The surfers use specially designed sledges on which they rest their chest and tuck their arms for grip and control. An essential difference between river surfing and rafting is that surfers control their own steering.

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Ben Schrader, 'Extreme sports and adventure sports - Adventure sports', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 4 December 2023)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 5 Sep 2013