Not everyone lives near an ocean or a lake, so why not going for Windsurfing on a nearby river?
There are hundreds of rivers worldwide, a few of them have already been discovered by windsurfers and are offering perfect conditions.
Depending on the wind force and the rivers characteristics, you will find everything from flat-water, to bump & jump and wavelike sailing conditions. The current is part of what makes Windsurfing on a river so great. With the current driving you down the river and the wind pushing you up the river, you can sail downwind all the time. Especially for freestyle windsurfers, rivers are a perfect playground to improve their skills!
river-rippers.net is a social network for river windsufers from around the world and has been founded in 2003 by Frank Bingel, a river windsurfer from the Rhine River in Germany.
We are always on the lookout for great shots, cool stories and good people, so let's make this site a reality.