Snake River

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Lunch Counter is the name of the stationary wave located on the Snake River near Jackson Hole, Wyoming; the break is formed as water pushes into a group of submerged boulders, rises up, and folds over. A surfer performs a "takeoff" at Lunch Counter by hiking 100 yards upriver, jumping into the 48-degree salt-free water, drifting backward, then paddling furiously against the current as he's pulled ...

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