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Catch A Wave in Wyoming

A surfboard atop a vehicle, 700 miles from the nearest ocean, is your first clue that the surf’s up in Wyoming.

Along the Snake River, just south of Jackson, Mother Nature provides a unique venue for the surf-obsessed in a region better known for wolves, grizzly bears, bison and the rugged Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks.

As winter’s snow melts in the nearby Teton Range, local skiers and boarders pull out another toy from their quiver of recreational equipment — their surfboards — and head to what the local Jackson Hole News & Guide calls one of the best surfing rivers in the country.