Jack Christiansen, a San Diego native, moved from the Pacific Coast—where he grew up in a family of passionate surfers—to Montana, where he has adapted his love for ocean surfing to the river wave.

In a short film from Stio, Jack and his friend Sam Kinney present the waterways of the Rockies as the perfect opportunity to reimagine the sport they love, surfing. Their passion and spirit for surfing creates new possibilities for play on the water in the mountains of Montana that have surpassed Jack’s expectations of what it means to surf the wave.

Watch the film here or below.

Photo and film courtesy Stio