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Published on August 4th, 2015 | by Börny

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Almabtrieb – River Surfing Contest

We’re stoked to announce that the “2015 Almabtrieb River Surf Contest” will be held at the Almwave in Salzburg on August 29. Local river surfers, the Rivermates Surfclub Salzkammergut and delight alliance have all been working together to put up this event.

The name “Almabtrieb” (literally: drive from the mountain pasture) relates to an annual tradition in the alpine regions in Europe, referring to a cow train in autumn. Such an epic name pretty much guarantees the fun surfers will have at this event. Here are all details you need to know at a glance.

Contest Details and Rulebook

  • Heats of four
  • Heat duration: 10 minutes (except finals: 15 minutes)
  • 0-10 scores per wave
  • Only the two best waves count
  • The two best surfers qualify
  • More details can be found in the River Surfing Contest Rulebook


  • Registration fee: € 10,-
  • Registration deadline: August 26, 11:59pm
  • Location: Almwave in Salzburg, Austria
  • Date: August 29, 2015
  • Time: 8am – 7pm

Contest Schedule

  • 8am: Registration
  • 8:30am: Riders‘ Meeting
  • 9am – 1:30pm: Round 1
  • 2pm – 4pm: Round 2 + Semi Finals
  • 5:30pm – 6:45pm: Finals
  • Prize giving ceremony

Register Now!

Join this event and get yourself registered at:

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Börny was forced to surf the river Mur in Graz / Austria for the first time in 2010 (by PhilK) during the time he made a movie called 'murtreiben' about the local riversurfing scene (sounds very similar to PhilK's story). Since then he decided to surf rivers instead of making movies. And now there is Riverbreak!

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