Surfing in Munich?????

Last Spring, I ran across an unusual sight. Not too far of a walk from the center of Munich is the Eisbach, a small man-made river that connects to the Isar River and works its way through the English Garden. The current is treacherous and at one point a wave occurs due to the nature of how the stream was constructed. There are actually two other man-made waves that are surfed in Munich in addition to this one. Since the 70’s, surfers literally have leapt onto their boards from the sidewalls of the stream and are immediately in surfing mode before they eventually move to the side to get out. Falling does not seem to be an option given the current and this wave tends to be only used by very experienced surfers. Was the last thing I thought I would be watching in Munich….