Watch: Weird Waves // Bend, Oregon
In the third instalment of Weird Waves, Dylan Graves travels from Pipeline, Idaho, to surf with the King of Pipeline.
Bend's second most famous resident - behind Charles Webster Baer of course - is Gerry Lopez, who along with his son Alex shape river boards for the whitewater park on the river.
I can appreciate Gerry's move from Hawaii to the mountains to go snowboarding, but the river 'wave', no matter how they dress it up, seems a pitiful facsimile of the real thing so it's hard to understand his devotion to it. All of which has me wondering: if this was the only surfing I could do, would I even bother? Probably not..
But I guess the fact that people do is fascinating and makes the 'Weird Wave' series one to follow.