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140 miles from the Pacific Ocean, Bend Oregon lies in the heart of Oregon’s high desert. Bend is one of Oregon’s premier vacation destinations due to the miles of mountain biking trails, nearby ski resorts, dozens of lakes and gorgeous views. But did you know Bend is also a destination for surfers?
Located in the Deschutes River near Bend’s Old Mill District, the Bend Whitewater Park is a unique spot to surf man-made waves in the middle of Oregon’s high desert. The Whitewater Park is open for river bodyboarding, river surfing, tube floating, whitewater kayaking, and whitewater paddleboarding … Videos and More
“The River Runner” follows legendary expedition kayaker Scott Lindgren’s 20-year quest to be the first person to paddle the four great rivers that originate from Tibet’s sacred Mount Kailash. The film is not simply a jaw-dropping adventure, but also an intimate portrait of Lindgren as he navigates the terrifying terrain of trauma, addiction, and a life-threatening brain tumor. As a result of a rough upbringing, Lindgren forbade any sign of emotional vulnerability which fueled his obsession and subsequent success in paddling the world’s most dangerous whitewater. “The River Runner” takes an honest look at adventure culture, and what is lost when outdoor pursuits take precedence over emotional well-being. When Lindgren’s demons finally scratch their way to the surface, he comes to recognize that to achieve his goals, he must reckon with his own definition of strength. – Rush Sturges