Surfing Munich

My sister took us to a curious place in Munich today. A bridge over the Eisbach River in the Englischer Garten hosts a unique sight: surfers at work in the middle of the city!


Apparently this little piece of underwater baffle has been surfed since it was installed to slow the flow of the river in the 1970’s. It was fascinating to watch.

A view from the bank:

Signs warn that the concrete breakwaters are very shallow and dangerous, so wipeouts are risky and undesirable.

There is plenty of information on the history of the wave available on the internet. I do not speak German, but this documentary is a good place to start enjoying the action.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPhOMTqN6LI