“It was like being in a wave. But with a lot of turbulence, many sticks, twigs” -Uruguayan Surf Champion Sebastian Olarte
The river breaks you see on the internet are usually about hip high and fun for messing around on with the stubbiest board in your quiver but that wasn’t the case in Uruguay this past week.
A massive storm blew through the South American country leaving 7 dead and 2,000 displace according to Surfline.com. The standing wave was formed at the mouth of a river in José Ignacio, Uruguay, where inland runoff finally meets the Atlantic.
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