Surf the YouTube channels.
This is dangerous, as there are a few rows of stone blocks concealed behind the wave. It is for this reason that these rapids can only be recommended to experienced, talented surfers. Luckily the young man is fine, and he re-emerges from the water almost instantly. In that short time, a female surfer has already taken his place, dancing masterfully across the water. Fear is not a word in the Isar surfer’s dictionary. This is about more than just fun. Here they thrive and find fulfilment. Where others just see a river, they see a paradise. When riding the wave, the sense of freedom, adventure and adrenaline bubble up into an intoxicating feeling that leaves athletes wanting more. So they even put up with the icy cold temperatures in winter. Our little tip: once out of the bitterly cold river, don’t continue freezing in the car. A parking heater can give you a warm welcome and revive your spirits.
Even watching the sport is fun. We have two top tips, the first being to surf the YouTube channels. Search ‘Eisbach surfing’ to find lots of great videos. Our second recommendation is ‘Keep Surfing’, a multi-award-winning German documentary made by Björn Richie Lob in 2009. It captivates the spirits of the featured river surfers. In our opinion, it’s a must-see film.