Surf Anywhere started the River Surfing Accident and Incident Database to provide a public resource on the risks of river surfing. The list is populated by anyone with information on river surfing accidents. The value of the tool to the river surfing community grows as more information is added. Data on incidents are a powerful tool in encouraging safe practices. We have already been able to identify the most common risks in river surfing and changed our behaviour to reduce those risks. We continue to use this tool and promote it in communities around the world.
As of April 2019, the top three dangers to river surfers are: