Since river surfing is a relatively new sport specific technology for riding standing waves has been a bit slow to develop. One company in Montana is working to change that. Strongwater Mountain Surf Co are now shaping boards specifically for river surfing. These boards are blunt nosed almost wake board like in shape but ultra thick and floaty. Shapers claim this design holds up best on the standing waves in Montana and can even be used on ocean waves. They must to being something right as they are having a hard time keeping up with the demand their customers have for these boards. Truly an exciting time for this up and coming sport. For more info on Strongwater check out their website. http://www.strongwatermtnsurf.com. Check out your local river surf shop for sales, instruction, wetsuit and surf board rentals.