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Meet the Surfing Kings of Montana’s Rivers

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The Clark Fork River runs through downtown Missoula, Montana. Luke Rieker, owner of Strongwater, remembers when the stretch of river was dangerous, harboring the likes of exposed rebar from broken concrete blocks. In 2006, the community came together to clean the water, effectively clearing the way for Montana's surf culture to thrive. In Jordan Halland's short film Strong Water, Rieker and co-owner Kevin Brown talk about the early days of riding waves on the Clark Fork River and how they're redefining surf culture in mountain towns. You can follow Halland on Facebook here and on Instagram here.