SHOWS: HANGZHOU, ZHEJIANG PROVINCE, CHINA (OCTOBER 1, 2012) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. BOATS CARRYING SURFERS GOING OUT ON QIANTANG RIVER 2. SPECTATORS 3. TIDAL BORE 4. VARIOUS OF SURFER RIDING TIDAL BORE STORY: International surfers rode an annual tidal bore along a river in eastern China on Monday (October 1) and said they believed that the sport would become more popular in the country. Referred to as the 'Final Blow' in Chinese and the 'Silver Dragon' in English, the yearly wave rolls along the Qiantang River and through the city of Hangzhou in Zhejiang province. Monday's ride involved 16 surfers from the USA, Brazil and Australia.