Surf the whitewater rapids in Eastern Washington

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by ANNE ERICKSON / Evening Magazine

KING5.com

Posted on August 8, 2013 at 10:36 AM

Surf's up in Eastern Washington. At Leavenworth Mountain Sports, adventurers can try standup paddle boarding to surf the whitewater rapids.

The trip offers periods of both mellow water and roaring rapids. While it requires balance and practice, people of any age can learn.

"The learning curve for standup paddling is much easier than kayaking," said Cheryl Mckenney, co-owner of Leavenworth Mountain Sports.

River surfers use safety equipment like life jackets and helmets to protect themselves in the rapids.

For more information, visit Leavenworth Mountain Sports' Facebook page.

 

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