The second River Wave Forum (August 1-2, 2014) attracted numerous attendees from Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany and the US. This unique event brought together the leading experts to discuss current wave building projects and contemporary methods of wave construction.
We were invited to speak on two separate topics. Neil Egsgard spoke about the build project Surf Anywhere had been working on in the Kananaskis and Jacob Kelly Quinlan spoke on the importance of River Surfing Associations.
Both talks were well received. This was also an excellent networking event for Surf Anywhere. The founders were able to make connections with community leaders, international wave builders and river surfing enthusiasts.
Topics discussed at the River Wave Forum include the commercial potential of river surfing, managing liability, cost estimation and calculation of wave projects, environmentally friendly wave construction, the impact of waves on river morphology, basics of river hydraulics, wave building methods, wave testing grounds, the advantages of registered river surfing associations, and the design of river waves in natural river systems opposed to wave construction in canals.