Monday, 11 June 2007

Big Wave Surfing in Munich: R.I.P.

What a sad day. On Wednesday the 30th of May 2007 the Isar river had 2.10 m but where once was the famous Wittelsbacher Wave in Munich, one of the best waves in the Alps, there was just nothing!

How is that possible? Well, the city is renaturating the whole riverbanks of the Isar in Munich. And although they haven’t yet reached the wave, the work upstream was already enough to “destroy” the wave.
Either the flow and pressure is different or there has been a major shift of gravel d
ownstream into the wave. Whatever it is, it is sad very sad! Especially as the efforts of Markus Gruber who wanted to preserve a wave in Munich via building Tube6 (, an artificial wave in the Isar, where blocked so far from the city and official departments.
Below you can see the fabulous past and the fuc…. status quo:

I like:Photo: Nico Langner

I get sick:

Photo: Seppi Strohmeier

No words:Photo: Simon Strohmeier

1 comment:

Arson said...

That sucks man!
Been there 1 time. About 2 years back. Wasnt as high as on the first picture. But it was still a very nice wave.