Dan Gavere Catches Some Alternative Surf


Read more about Dan Gavere and Nikki Gregg here


HOOD RIVER, Oregon – What do you do when you want to surf but there isn’t an ocean around for miles? Get creative! Lifelong paddler and all-around waterman Dan Gavere shows us on his stand up paddleboard how thinking beyond the traditional waves of the ocean can land you a wave all to yourself.

When life gives you lemons be happy to get free lemons. When the river gives you a renovated paddle steamer, grab your stand up paddleboard and enjoy the ride. In the video above, Gavere rides the wake created by this particular sternwheeler. Once a viable and vital form of transportation, paddle steamers can now be found on major rivers in the United States as forms of tourist attraction. On the beautiful Columbia River a handful of paddle steamers can be found, such as the one Gavere has commandeered to practice his SUP surfing maneuvers.

Together with Nikki Gregg, Dan Gavere has created supinstruction.com to teach the basics and benefits of stand up paddling along with advanced techniques that he has learned throughout a life of white water kayaking, windsurfing, and stand up paddling. Check out his awesome ride in the video above and check out his instructional material at supinstruction.com.


Last modified onTuesday, 15 November 2011 22:33
Morgan Becker

After spending the first part of her life in Minnesota, Morgan traded in her snow boots for sandals and moved to sunny California. After graduating with a degree in Communication from The University of Southern California, she eventually made her way down south to San Diego and is taking advantage of the living by the best beaches and burritos California has to offer. If it’s sunny, you can find her at the beach relaxing, or exploring the calm water in the bay via paddleboards and kayaks.

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