Surf Munich!

Surf Munich!

Germany has an active surfing scene, and its capital is Munich. That’s pretty amazing, since the Bavarian city is nowhere near the ocean. Wet-suited enthusiasts surf a well-formed wave in the Eisbach River in Englischer Gartens park. Munich has a surf festival, a surfing magazine, a surfer bar, and a surfboard company (be sure to get the right fin for riversurfing).

Surfers who tire of the Eisbach may surf the Floßlände and Wittelsbacherbrücke. Before you wax your board and grab a wetsuit and lederhosen, read these:

“Hanging Ten In Munich, Germany’s Surfing Capital,” Christian Helten, Süddeutsche Zeitung via Worldcrunch

“Surfing in Munich,” Noah Lederman, More Intelligent Life

“River surfing in Munich,” Toytown Germany

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Image by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht,

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