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Enter The Dragon

Riding Hangzhou's "Silver Dragon" and bringing surfing to the Chinese masses

Updated: October 19, 2009, 6:58 PM ET
By Rusty Long | ESPN Action Sports

We cruised through the first 6-mile stretch, not exerting too much energy in anticipation of what was to come farther down river. I was able to recall from some landmarks where good sections had been the previous year, and we managed to maximize what was available. I got onto a right that was peeling 50 feet off the steep cement river bank and rode it for about two miles to the stadium-like cheering from the crowd. Every so often I would look over and give a big fist pump or something of the ...

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