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Surf in, Munich?

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In a tributary of the Isar river channel known as Eisbach, located just meters from the streets of downtown Munich and although it sounds strange, it is where a tempting waves for surfers is generated.

The city in southern Germany have sunny weather only about 90 days a year, is also recognized for allowing the possibility of "surf city". And while this activity in a river sounds appealing, it is real and convener, in every way. The first sunny days of spring have come and tables multiply in Munich.

Simply approach the South -Parque English- extensive English Garden wherein lies a tributary of the Isar river channel known as Eisbach, located just meters from the streets of downtown Munich and it sounds curious, is there a tempting wave is generated for surfers, but not for beginners, as this channel is only about 12 meters wide, with a large current, mild depth and surrounded by stones.

Even today, one can see signs warning of the danger of the activity and recommend that only experts try surfing. Years ago, drop water tables in the Eisbach was not understood until it was banned by the German authorities. Just in 2010, possibly due to the popularity and attracted tourism activity-was agreed to take the responsibilities and legalize the practice of this sport.

As for the same surfing, for starters plus the courage to get into the river but it is a hot day, we must take some skill, since the wave generated is small but with power. In addition to being a small canal, the surfers do not have time or space to paddle and accommodate, why should launch and stand on their tables.

When spring begins and clear, in the summer, it is common to see a long line of surfers waiting for their turn at the sides of the channel, ready to jump to the wave one at a time, not an accident. Anyway, for the fans, the temperature is no real impediment to have fun.

According to locals, being able to surf on rivers started in Munich and then has moved to other cities in Europe. What's more, without having to play the sport, many tourists come to the area to observe the interesting hobby.

This is also attractive for the more adventurous, the English Park offers historical tours through their little paths surrounded by greenery. Even, even it has a nudist area. It is ideal for walking or cycling tour.

Traslation Belén Zapata