Published on March 27th, 2013 | by RB TeamPhoto by designyoutrust.com | 1
The Eisbach Wave (also known as Eisbach E1) is probably the world’s most famous river wave. The Eisbach – literally “ice brook” – sits in the middle of Munich at the English Garden, the largest urban park in the world.
Compared to her sister spot the Floßlände Wave in the burbs, the Eisbach wave is meaner, trickier and better left to more experienced surfers. While the Floßlände Wave is a summer break, the Eisbach E1 is surfed year-round. Only the winter chill and flow diversions by the city sometimes put a break on the popular wave. The Eisbach Wave in Munich has gained much popularity after the 2011 movie Keep Surfing by Björn Richie Loeb.
- English Garden, Munich, Germany
- Near the crossing Prinzregentenstraße/Bruderstraße — at the south end of the park, next to the modern art museum.
Nearest Surf Shops
- Latitude: 48.143453
- Longitude: 11.587719
How to Get There
- For skilled surfers, the Eisbach is surfable pretty much year-round.
- Only for experienced surfers.
- Concrete baffles behind the wave can break your neck.
- Fast current in combination with rocky river sides pose a threat to your board and/or head.
- If you’re a very experienced surfer, be nice and humble to the locals, especially on crowded sunny days or weekends.
- Be prepared for a long line-up along the riverbank.
- Entering the wave: throw the board in front of you and use the momentum.
- If you’re a beginner just forget it.