ExtraHyperActive: River Surfing On The Isar River In Germany

River Surfing On The Isar River In Germany


It's been a while since I wrote about river surfing, and to my disappointment I still haven't had a chance to try it.

Though, there are a few spots along the Wenatchee River where you could do it, the only time to do that would be during early spring/summer when the snowpack is melting producing nice standing waves.

Unlike in Munich, Germany where you can go river surfing on the Isar River almost any time of the year.

River surfing in Munich is very accessible and lots of fun. A small man-made arm of the Isar river, known as the Eisbach, runs through the English Garden. In the early 1970’s concrete slabs were put into the mouth of the river to break up the strong current. Due the to shallow depth of the river this inadvertently caused the famous standing surf wave seen today. Over the years surfers have worked to improve the wave’s break by attaching other foreign objects like submerged planks.

Whether it's nice and sunny or pouring rain, the banks are always lined with surfers eagerly waiting their turn. Even during the winter months, when the riverbank is covered in snow, everyday there are surfers braving the ice-cold temperatures to catch that perfect wave !

Also check out an awesome video of  "Winter Night River Surfing In Munich"

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