Weird Waves Season 1: Stream Tour Part 1 | Surf | VANS

Weird Waves Season 1: Stream Tour Part 1 | Surf | VANS

(water rippling) – Oh, hey, welcome to another
episode of Weird Waves. This episode can be
summed up in two words. (playful music) Where are we going, what
are we doing, sheesh! You want your hand held
the whole way, too? We’re going to your mom’s house. (laughs)
Psych! We’re goin’ to Missoula, Montana. For the first stop of what
I’m calling The Stream Tour. – Holy cow, the water is… – (laughs) It’s also pumping. – Holy smokes. – So there’s three waves here? – There’s actually three waves, yeah. – Crazy. – There’s three channels, and
then there’s like that far… – They all work on different levels? – Yep. – KB’s home court. – Yeah and it’s unusual levels right now, like the highest I’ve ever seen this river is 21,000 cfs and that was
probably like 7-8 years ago. – And what are we at right now? – It’s 18,400 right now and looks like it’s still on the rise. So that’s why we’re seeing
all the wood coming down too ’cause the water hasn’t
been this high in years so it’s cleaning off the banks, you know. – Whoa, it’s a huge log. – That thing would take you out. – Is there a lot of rocks
right there you think? – So, there is rocks there
but right now with the way the water’s so high you
can just kinda like… you just saw that guy kinda
jump on that foam pile and just kinda float over there. – What’s the water temp. Jett boys got his 3.2,
you think that’s enough? – Yeah he’s young. (laughter) Probably like 48 maybe,
30’s it’s snow melt ya know it’s a little bit of sunshine on it maybe. It’s cold, you just gotta
get out there and feel it. – [Dylan] Let me introduce you to KB. He’s a kayaker turned cold river surfer who shapes his own boards
and started his own brand geared towards river surfing
called, Strong Water. Oh, and when you hear us talk about cfs that stands for cubic feet per second. Which is how people
measure the amount of water that is flowing down the river. Okay, let’s go surfing now. (waves crashing) – Hey feel how cold this is. Haw haw! What did you just like step
on that rock right there? – [Dylan] Yeah, I just
jumped onto that little whitewater and then angled out it. (waves crashing) (rock music) – This is actually the
highest I’ve surfed it before. It hasn’t gotten this high for like four years I’ve been surfing so. I’ve never seen it completely
blown out like this. It’s so fun to go out
and there’s like three or four waves that are
surfable so that’s cool. – I’m nervous. (nervous laugh) will you help me? (laughs) (rock music) – [Dylan] With current
water levels at 18,000 cfs it was way above the
magic number that usually makes this spot light up. But KB had a few extra
blades laying around that made the conditions
a lot more enjoyable. (rock music) – Dude that was a frickin blast. – Such gnarly cardio,
just do this for a workout and just get my legs big. (LAUGHS) – Yeah my legs are burning for sure. These boards are psycho. – These boards work so good. – KB’s got the magic recipe
cooked up for these waves. – Definitely way harder
to ride a surf board like this thing just goes
perfect in the waves. – [KB] It’s just kinda small. – You think it’s worth tryin
to hunt something else? – This is fun. – There’s a spot that
might have a big ass wave. – Maybe get one more, get some lunch and go see if we find something? – I’d be down. – Alright. Easy ta think that more
water would equal less waves. That was the case in Missoula,
the cfs had gone too high. Luckily KB knew of another spot. A little wave called pipeline in Idaho that would handle this cfs. We’d had enough of Jett, so we dropped him off at the airport. Psych! He had to get to a contest. – [KB] If you just chop
that in like three pieces. – [Dylan] Yeah, oh like
just straight through? – [KB] Yeah yeah, here put it
right on this, there you go. If you set it like up here, yeah sick. – Dude I think we’re… – We’re golden – It’s goin. – This is actually like
where Lewis and Clark when they came through,
they came through on the top of these mountain ridges right here. Everything that we’re
surfing here is just like melted snow so this
stuff’s just like coming straight out of the mountains, you know. So this is a special place, you know. I guess for me for river surfing man, like I don’t even see it
so much as river surfing. I just see it as surfing. It’s just literally like
my passion and my life and it’s just like what I wanna do. This is it! That’s the thing look how
much stuff you’re surfing and your not even like, your
1,000 miles from the ocean. As we drive up this river it’s just like driving up the coast line, you know. Gonna be another break
along the way, you know. – [Dylan] And now for a quick comparison of river surfing verse ocean surfing. Ocean waves are created by wind. River waves are created by
specific water levels, or cfs. Ocean surfers track
storms, river surfers hunt different water levels as
each wave has it’s magic cfs. Two different strategies, but both with the same ultimate goal. Getting stoked! Alright let’s get coffee’d up. Want some creamer? – Nope, I’m good. – Okay. Yeah the Grants out there! (laughing) – So it’s breaking, that’s
breaking on a boulder? – Yeah so there’s a big granite boulder water’s just pouring over it. So you like you can see
the water kinda speeds up then it goes over that
boulder and really speeds up. Then it’s just a big deep
pit where the wave itself is. And that’s kinda what kicks
up and makes the wave. And then this wave’s kinda
both a right or a left so kinda that shoulder
where we just saw Grant that’s kind of like the sweet spot to kind of get your speed going. And then you can work
out in front of the wave and that far shoulder go over
and hit that lip over there. – It has like a dance
almost, like a sort of… – Exactly, it has a rhythm to it and kind of as your surfing
it you start kind of like tapping into that rhythm and the pulse and the surge of the wave. Arg. – Should we get out there? Are ya waitin for the sun to hit it? – Oh I don’t care, we
can go now, or whatever. – Yeah, looks like the sun’s
almost over the mountains. – It’s gonna pop-up pretty soon. – I feel the energy, I feel
the surf stoke coming on, big time. Yeah cowabunga. (rock music) – You’re constantly on your
board maneuvering those things, your legs get so tired. Like there’s no break to
be like, okay I’m chillin. (rock music) – It’s wishy out there today. – Kegging. – [Dylan] There we go. (waves crashing) – [Dylan] Oh man, shit. Dude that thing just detonated him. – [Dylan] It is kegging, big time. Alright the master. (waves crashing) (laughing) Oh my gosh. Oh shit, damn. – I just came of the wave was like swimmin hard for the eddy and then decided to turn
around and get my board ’cause I was kinda on the eddy line and I turned around and took the board to the eyeball I guess. – It looked like right when you popped up your board came and went pop. Mother nature wins. – Yeah mother nature wins sometimes. It’s not gonna stop me. (laughing) (rock music) Ah that was a fun day, whew. Pipeline. – You killed it. – When you’re all dressed and
ready to go certainly no rush. There’s dinner on the stove for ya. – [Man] You guys set a good
example for opening day. – That’s what I’m talkin
about right there man. – There’s a couple rides where it was just throwing rainbows
out of the top of the wave. From there here it’s just
rainbow, rainbow, rainbow. – This place is magic dude. – It is yeah. – I think I’m gonna have a
beer, sounds pretty damn good. (beer cans popping) – There we go, cheers. – To an amazing day, magic pipeline. – [Dylan] Well you know us
we’re always gonna be out there drivin around tryin to
find those weird waves you know what I’m saying? We had a blast with KB and
the boys at the Lochsa river. But stay tuned, we got
hot action in part two of the Stream Tour coming soon! Congratulations, you’ve made
it to the end of the video. Thirsty for more? Well we got plenty of links
you, lotsa links, tons of links. You want more links we got ’em. Click the links, here’s
the links click ’em.

Antonio Breitenberg

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100 thoughts on “Weird Waves Season 1: Stream Tour Part 1 | Surf | VANS

  1. Andrew Wyton says:

    so dope!

  2. Loren Ka says:

    Great video – Thanks Dylan and KB! So many positives to river surfing – often the manmade surf features replace a dangerous low head dam, clean up a river corridor thats blighted, there is economic benefit of $.5-4M a year, improved fish habitat and features often can help reduce flood risk at old dilapidated dams. There are many potential spots across the country with over 70,000 dams that could become great river surf and kayak spots. Build more waves! Aloha!

  3. Joe McKinney says:

    YEEEWWWW 🤙🏻🤙🏻 these episodes are siiiiick

  4. Riverbreak Magazine says:

    Oh yes – so stoked to see river surfing featured! Keep spreading the stoke

  5. SL0surfer says:

    Great video idea! What's in the coffee cup at 7:53? Looks strong!

  6. Julius Thomas says:

    This is awesome!!! Please make more episodes!!! Hope you guys checked out the Eisbach in Munich

  7. Haroun Cherif says:

    Cool video! Must kill your legs!!

  8. Dave Smith says:

    If it Swells…Ride it !!!!

  9. Eddie Batoa says:

    Top rank video!! DG made it!! 🤙

  10. E Wilkie says:

    ahahHHAahah !   we're going to your MoMs' house !…Glad to see you're having such a blast on vacation Dylan !  we'll keep watching your adventures for sure….

  11. Nico Gian says:

    Pleassseeee do iceland

  12. Danny Doyle says:

    Yewww! So sick!!

  13. Josue Alonzo says:

    Greetings brothers, seeing you from Mexico

  14. The Momentum Files says:

    Loving this series guys, great work.

  15. TMF toomuchfun says:

    Vans and Dylan another great video your content is just so fun to watch and I believe if you keep this up the fans just won't stop growing. You could even make several seasons like Who is Job!

    Also, anyone reading this comment too I recently started an interviewing youtube subscribing and checking out would mean the world to me!

  16. snoop jek says:

    well now I'm psyching to river surf

  17. David Byrne says:


  18. Aveen Ver Ploeg says:

    Sick vid! I wonder how the MT/ID boys feel about their spots getting blown up

  19. Cade Zeilinger says:

    Whats with the knee leashes

  20. Ian N. says:

    zee pipeline

  21. Jake Bryden says:

    come to moncton NB (canada) for the tidal bore !!

  22. WHKFTP says:

    all talking fuck all surfing

  23. Bon Summers says:

    Woop dee doo!

  24. Marilyn-Joy Macuha says:

    Great series! Super well done!

  25. Konner Johnson says:

    shout out to the music and scoring of this series! excited to see the rest!

  26. S says:

    sick series keep it going

  27. Slater Sills says:

    rides first ocean wave "what the fuck was i thinking?" lmao

  28. Kevin CHills says:

    I have a whole new appreciation for rivers.

  29. j808 says:

    This stuff is so tiring. Leg burners for days

  30. George Harasz says:

    Nice that you are producing the music too Dylan, excellent content, stoking me out

  31. Folk Kraft says:

    looks like so much fun, and making more turns per sesh than us in the sea it seems

  32. InvincibleLionInjoy says:

    Ben Gravy is the novelty king! 🖖😁

  33. 707westy says:

    It's child abuse to make kids hang out with kooks like that.

  34. Jon Le Beau says:


  35. Marcel Boogaard says:

    Was that a Gerry Lopez teaser at the end? Hope he’s in the next episode. Love these episodes, keep it going.

  36. adam bamf says:

    waiting for these to drop sucks its too sick

  37. DELTATONE Official says:

    Have these video's not just been ripped straight off of @bengravy ? guys been doing this shit for years

  38. Cynthia Flores says:


  39. FrZz Cloud FrZz Team says:

    Please vans do shoes of Archie please

  40. Shelby Kanouse says:

    If feel like this would be a good river surfing song

  41. Alexander De Jaeger says:

    This seems like original content. Oh non you just ripoff Ben Gravy

  42. aurel jacob says:

    Keep going guys ! OUTSTANDING !!! Your 'r welcome in France (Bretagne) to surf with Lost in the swell 🙂


    I never rerget finish my 300mb qouta for this video

  44. Art Gringo says:

    I grew up fishing that section of the Bitterroot River. Beck in the days when there was the old trussel bridge and the sawmill was on the far side of the river.
    That town was so sleepy back in the 70s and 80s.. Can't believe how much its grown.

  45. Davis Donnell says:

    KB is a legend. I went to UM and stopped into Strongwater a few times. Moved back to Huntington and ran into KB hiding from the snow, shaping boards, living out of his van, and surfing ocean waves for the winter. One of the most frothed guys I've ever met

  46. Travis Bickle2.0 says:

    #BenGravy | NNFTW🍍 Yeww!!

  47. Jan Schenk says:

    Well done Dylan.
    That's not your first time surfing Streams?
    Stoked to see next Part's…

  48. TheDoortree says:

    This series is sick!

  49. Seth says:

    Show Ben Gravy some love.

  50. Steven Ewald says:

    rainbow, rainbow, rainbow. this is rad!

  51. Sporty Channel says:

    Great Video!!!

  52. Will Derby-Hoffman says:

    Such a good idea for a series of vids! Yeeew

  53. trinity skye says:

    lmao "we had enough of jett so we dropped him off at the airport" cruuuuel

  54. Ashley Lee says:

    Jett's way of standing lol

  55. Logan Mills says:

    Bro I love this so much😂

  56. Elouan .LC says:

    @bengravy should be mentioned in this.

  57. Elouan .LC says:

    STRONG CURRENT/BEN GRAVY PRO MODEL. Please make this happen.

  58. mehe peyroux says:

    just like

  59. A W KELLY says:

    dude kb you are blown up good on ya

  60. Calder Dryden says:

    1:30 Jett sounds super stoned, 7:54 drinking straight lemon juice

  61. Edwin Feldman says:

    You can still surf bleeding and not worry of becoming dinner for the man in the grey suit!

  62. Chris Brunskill says:

    makes me want to go explore the local river network for some dreamy NZ river slabs YEW! Great series TY

  63. chadsterner says:

    Check out West Virginia, biggest river waves? Check out and judge for yourself.

  64. The Big Rig Trucker says:

    Gotta call it the stream tour cause Benny Boy Gravy already has the River Tour ^.^

  65. Jurgen Sieberhagen says:

    the one song is literally "muchaho" by Kings of Leon 🙂

  66. Willow Pitts says:

    Really like the format and what a great crew thanks for the nice video

  67. waxhead63 says:

    Everything looks good to stoners

  68. matias lopez llovet says:

    Iggy knows how to surf. Rock&surf.

  69. Jose Joaquim Pinto says:

    The series rocks. Keep up😊🏄‍♂️🇧🇷

  70. Jimmy Gilmore says:

    Hell yeah Grom from San Clemente socal represent! Another awesome video boys
    Cheers from Sam Diego

  71. Puntman Films says:

    Funny watching Dylan's jibaro side come out with that axe jajajaja Isabela 466 Boyz!

  72. Cap T says:

    Great vid…thanks

  73. Frank rizzo Rizzo says:

    2nd waves better than texas

  74. Caleb Hogue says:

    Lol I’ve smoked a lot of weed under that deck they were standing by and watched dudes surf there in Missoula

  75. Brian Dalton says:

    Missoula has epic mountain bike trails too..seriously

  76. ultrakool says:

    where's ben graeffy?

  77. sam n says:

    Yall got to come surf the waves on the ptomac in washington dc

  78. Cameron Glogau says:

    Love this series! Can't wait for stream surfing part 2 in Bend, OR!!!!

  79. Tyler C says:

    You guys should check out Columbus, GA river walk on the Chattahoochee. Some okay river surfing there!

  80. Corey Thompson says:

    how can someone dislike pure look fun!

  81. Ty_Braek says:

    I'm a skater not a surfer but those flat nose boards look sick!

  82. Slalomer83 says:

    hahaha, at 3:21 they were really pissing off the locals… maybe a bit tooo long on the wave?

  83. Ralston Buenaflor says:

    Is it just me or the host kinda looks like Jason Momoa?

  84. Matt Roome says:

    wait wait holdup my mom is actually from missoula montana that intro tripped me out a bit

  85. Gigi Doang says:

    indonesia the bono

  86. Spike Bender says:

    They need to bring manufacturing back to the US my last pair of Van's didn't last but a couple of months and never even skated in them. Other than that— great show love the series can't wait to see more

  87. Logan Houston says:

  88. Behavior Advantage says:

    So stoked to see KB out there hosting the host, and rippin! His boards are custom sweet!

  89. spazvapes says:

    lol i wanted the ducks to catch a wave and just cruise alongside

  90. Alexander Gural says:

    man the fucking music guy of this series has an awsome taste

  91. Deon Van der Westhuizen says:

    Your videos are great, very interesting. Even the music is good. But this "stoked", "cowabunga", "dude", juvenile type of pretending surf talk is a bit old.

  92. LIONShot says:

    Too cool, body surfed some Daytona Beach today, much much warmer water! First time in the water for years! Right on dude!

  93. Dan S says:

    Canada Geese dropping in to enjoy the surf…

  94. Jake Robbins says:

    So cool to see you guys in my hometown.

  95. Rawdie Chadwick says:

    N it’s just like

  96. whill shrill says:

    no fukin way u live there

  97. Richard Smout says:

    When you really want to wear your dad's hat

  98. roddy116 says:

    I love strongwater, my first surfboard was a foam board from KB and I love it, been riding Yellowstone and Clark fork on the board for three years now.

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