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How to catch waves away from the ocean

Aug. 13, 2014, 8:12 a.m.
Lake Montauk, New York

Photo: john.beil/Flickr

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Inland surfing

Imagine a stereotypical surfing scene: A surfer catches a wave as it breaks close to a palm-fringed beach while bikini-clad spectators look on. But what if we change that picture?

Sure, surfing has its roots firmly in the ocean, but freshwater variations enjoy a healthy following too. Here's how they differ. (Text: Josh Lew)