If you went down to the woods today, you’d certainly have had a surprise. Well when we say woods, we mean the Forrest of Dean and the surprise in question was a gang of Stormtroopers who had decided to head down to the River Severn to catch a ride on the bore wave!
Some of the filming for Episode VII of the Star Wars franchise has been taking place at nearby Puzzlewood in the Forrest of Dean and the bore and the force awakened to allow the Galactic Empire surfers the perfect opportunity to let of steam and cruise though the picturesque Gloucestershire countryside. The 3 star conditions were ideal for the Stormtroopers who were surfing the bore to publicise the upcoming Star Wars movie, which will be released in time for Christmas and heavily features Puzzlewood.
A short video of the Stormtroopers riding the Severn Bore can be seen below this article and we would love to hear what other Star Wars characters you would have like to have seen in the water? Obviously Chewbacca would have struggled when his coat got wet and made the Millennium Falcon smell like wet dog, but wouldn’t it be cool to see Yoda hang 6?