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A river bore runs through it

Taming China's Silver Dragon, a river wave in Qiantang

Updated: October 23, 2011, 12:25 PM ET
By Matt Wybenga

China's Qiantang River Tidal Bore, more dramatically known as the "Silver Dragon," is quickly proving to be a legit surf destination. Originally pioneered by Greg and Rusty Long and Mark Healey back in September of 2008, up until that point the Chinese government had kept the freshwater super wave off limits. And for good reason, it's considered the world's largest tidal bore, can travel an upwards of 25 mph, and waves can top out at 15 feet. Needless to say, up until surfers showed ...

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