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Star Wars stormtroopers ride the Severn Bore

Out in force - surfers dressed as Star Wars Stormtroopers tackle one of nature's most unusual phenomenons. Credit: SWNS

Four Star Wars fans have taken to their boards to ride the Severn Bore, a tidal wave that sweeps up the estuary of the river in Gloucestershire.

The River Severn estuary has the second highest tidal range in the world, varying up to 50ft. Bores form where a wide estuary narrows to funnel water back up the river.

You can watch the stormtroopers "out in force" below, thanks to this footage by South West News. The film itself - Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens - is not out until 17 December.

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