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Stormtroopers Ride the Tide of New ‘Star Wars’ Movie

Surfers dressed as Star Wars Stormtroopers ride the Severn Bore in Gloucestershire, England. Adam Gray / SWNS.com
Adam Gray / SWNS.com

The Dean Forest Wye Valley tourism board in England took advantage of the upcoming release of the new "Star Wars" movie and had a group of Stormtroopers surf on the Severn Bore, near the Forest of Dean, where part of the film was shot.

Surfers dressed as Star Wars Stormtroopers ride the Severn Bore. Adam Gray / SWNS.com

In a bid to share the popularity of the new movie — "Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens" — the board designed a new trail for tourists, which will debut on Dec. 16.

Surfers dressed as Star Wars Stormtroopers ride the Severn Bore on the River Severn in Gloucestershire, England. Alastair Johnstone / SWNS.com

Other than "The Force Awakens," this area also hosted the productions of "Dr. Who," "The Huntsman" and "Harry Potter."

Photo courtesy of Dean Forest Wye Valley.