German surfers inner city

Surfers will do anything to catch a wave.  Even when they're in a city.  Despite being 500 miles away from a coast, these hardy surf dudes in Germany are no different.  Braving freezing cold water, they flock to Munich's only chance of riding a board in the hopes of catching a freak wave that reaches just three feet.  The unique standing wave is on the city's Eisbach River, and has encouraged a lively surf scene -- and a new niche industry along with it.  Some of the city's river riders are even starting to make a name for themselves outside of Germany with their urban brand of the water sport.

 

via Daily Mail

February 17, 2012

Brr! Chillin' With Inner City Surfers

German surfers inner city

Surfers will do anything to catch a wave.  Even when they're in a city.  Despite being 500 miles away from a coast, these hardy surf dudes in Germany are no different.  Braving freezing cold water, they flock to Munich's only chance of riding a board in the hopes of catching a freak wave that reaches just three feet.  The unique standing wave is on the city's Eisbach River, and has encouraged a lively surf scene -- and a new niche industry along with it.  Some of the city's river riders are even starting to make a name for themselves outside of Germany with their urban brand of the water sport.

 

via Daily Mail

steve watts
steve watts

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Growing up in South Africa, Steve spent his youth dreaming of far off places. After spending eight years extensively traveling to many of the great surf destinations of the world getting dengue fever, having a near death experience from a falling coconut in mexico, Surviving a 15 foot drop on a handboard on a Nias bomb, jumping from every rock he could find without adequate health insurance. and comprehensively debunking the myth there are no waves in Thailand, even if they are small. He decided it was time for a a degree. Steve Graduated from Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design in London with a degree in product design. He missed his graduation to go surfing in Californian, found a kindred spirit with Venice and never left




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