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Published on April 19th, 2013 | by PhilB

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Digesting Nasty High Water Sessions

Usually, high water does not only result in better and larger river waves but also in a much higher concentration of germs that pose potential risks to a riversurfer’s health.

Every riversurfer knows that germs-polluted river water is not supposed to be drunk. Nevertheless, it sometimes happens that a great deal of the “germs soup” ends up in your stomach. The best chance to swallow dangerous bacterias happens to be at high water surf sessions when rivers are overly polluted.

Many of us keep their eyes and ears open for ways to help protecting their health.

This wouldn’t concern me, if I had not had bad experiences with bacteria polluted high water in the past. Many of us keep their eyes and ears open for ways to help protecting their health when surfing in contaminated conditions. I recently stumbled upon a new (natural) extract which could prove viable for health-concerned river surfers. The other day, a local chemist recommended a herbal extract (“Grazer Haustropfen”) which is known to work well against all sorts of stomach issues.

The magic (and very strong!) drink is a herbal extract useful to protect your stomach against the adverse effects of high water river surf sessions. Unfortunately, it seems that the drink is only available at our local chemist in Graz (Austria) — if you’re keen to try it, get in touch with us ( and we’ll do our best to organise a shipment. Otherwise, check the ingredients and I’m confident there are heaps of other herbal extracts out there that have the exact same effect.

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Phil is a passionate riversurfer based in the capital of urban hydro power, Graz / Austria. He graduated from the International University for Riversurfing (IUR) in 2008 before he got married (to PhilK) in 2009. Instead of children, they gave birth to the probably most awesome riversurfing magazine on the planet: Riverbreak.

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