October 17, 2002

River Surfing

Category: Wildcard

MUNICH: Yes, that guy is surfing on a river. Not only that, but he's in the middle of Munich. This guy wins the grand prize for innovation.

Actually, this is a daily activity on this particular tributary of the river Isar, which runs extremely fast due to it's proximity to the Alps. The water is flowing out of an underground section and the wave is permanent. Apparantly, this is extremely difficult and many cocky newcomers have been humbled instantly on their first attempts.

Posted by Nick at October 17, 2002 01:18 PM


i am from a coastal town in B.C , Canada! And this guy has inspired me to try this on fast flowing bodies of water around here! thank you!

Posted by: CodE Scheuerman on January 17, 2003 04:15 AM

I live in Tennessee, and have been surfing at a couple of spots here for two years. It is definately difficult, it is almost like mixing surfing and snowboarding. Took a while to get used to.

Posted by: Rob Edge on May 10, 2003 11:56 AM

I witnessed this phenomena last weekend in Munich. There were about 8 guys taking turns some managing to stay on the wave for 5 minutes at a time. Amazing.

Posted by: Tom on August 28, 2003 12:31 AM

I live in Bend oregon and I miss the ocean. I live near the deschutes river and I want to know if there are any known spots around here? or in oregon in general.

Posted by: tyler on May 28, 2004 11:22 AM

i am the president and founder of the world river surfing assoication. i have surfed over 70 stationary waves. anybody who would like more info on river surfing please go to (surfrivers.com) and sign up on the members sign in page. i will contact you and help out in anyway i can. i live in eugene oregon.

Posted by: elijah mack on June 6, 2004 01:53 PM

Where can I buy a river surf board or find more info. I live in Idaho, USA and our rivers would work well. I also looking for boards that attach to bridges with a bungee cord and river boogies.

Posted by: ERIC OLMSTEAD on July 22, 2004 04:16 PM
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