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Surfers hang ten in Colorado

June 24, 2009 10:38:00 AM PDT
Surfers have found a way to "hang ten" even in the high country of Colorado. The landlocked area of the U.S. turns into a surfer's paradise in May and June when the winter snow melts and flows into the Colorado River.

A stretch of the river in Glenwood Springs is attracting surfers from all over the world.

But, after riding the river, they do have to get out of the water and walk across a highway if they want to catch another wave.

They say their wetsuits and surfboards generate no shortage of strange looks from motorists driving by the thrill seekers.

Some of the Colorado surfers compare conditions to rivers that become swollen and fast moving during torrential rainfall in places like Hawaii.

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