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Paddleboarding on the Crest of a Tidal Bore

Amazing photos were shot during a SUP surfing marathon on an Alaskan tidal bore. The riders were lucky to catch some of the most amazing waves ever and surf on them for more than five miles.

The tidal bore is a rare phenomenon in which the leading edge of an incoming sea tide forms a large wave that goes up a water way such as a river or narrow bay, against the direction of that particular water way.

This phenomenon took place at Cook Inlet, in Alaska some time ago and a few SUP riders took were fortunate enough to ride these spectacular waves. They sailed in the Turnagain Arm with a speed up to 8 knots. The lucky SUP surfers were Eric Newbury, Dave Calkins and Mike McCune.

The images were caught on film by Scott Dickerson, owner of an Alaskan surf company, while flying above the waves with a paramotor. He stated: 'With the advent of stand up paddle boards it was discovered by a few local friends that the paddle boards are the ideal way to surf this rare type of wave. The larger size of the stand up paddle boards - with the aid of the paddle - are very helpful because the wave often diminishes and builds back up again as it passes through different areas of the arm.’

Take a look at these extraordinary photos below.