Surfers ride wave in Colorado River

DE BEQUE, CO. (KKCO/CNN) – Surf’s up on the Colorado River?

The water phenomenon called “Big Sur” is a big draw for surfers and kayakers in De Beque, Colorado.

It only happens when conditions are just right… And hasn’t been seen since 2011.

Unlike the ocean, where the waves move, the waves on the river stay put.

That makes it more challenging according to river surfer Brittany Parker.

“It just feels fast, and it feels powerful, you’ve got to definitely make sure that you’ve got all the right gear, your PFD, you just want to have a good knowledge of the river because it’s definitely a force to be reckoned with,” Parker said.

Big Sur is a big attraction for thrill seekers.

But experts aren’t sure how long it will stick around.

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