‘Surf & Style’ Provides Stationary Wave Riding From Squids To Pros
While it may seem unusual that there is surfing in Munich – there’s a spot by a rushing river – this is even more surprising. You can now surf at the Munich airport.
The same place that once put in a tennis court and that has a biergarden now has an indoor surfing. Yes, surfing! A stationary wave machine has been installed between terminals at the MAC Forum.
Called “Surf & Style,’ it’s in place from Sept. 16-Oct. 9. That’s during Oktoberfest, the city’s biggest event, which is Sept. 17-Oct. 3.
The stationary surfing installation makes a wave more than 10 metres wide and 1.50 metres high and is open for surfers and visitors from 9.00am to 8.00pm every day. This year the 10 metre x 20 metre module has even been fitted with an additional pump to provide the perfect conditions for riding the surf. Also new this year are the extended opening times from Thursday to Saturday when the surf will be up until 9.00pm.
“With ‘Surf & Style’ we are bringing the carefree lifestyle of the beaches of California and Hawaii to Munich Airport,” says Martin Korosec, Head of Advertising, Marketing and Media at Flughafen München GmbH. “This event has become a real crowd puller and we are certain to welcome even more international guests this year as we are hosting the surf event at the same time as the Oktoberfest.“
The cost is €19 for adults and €10 for children (8 to 14 years of age) for one hour. This includes an introduction to surfing by professional surfing instructors. The equipment – comprising a helmet, surfboard, neoprene and Lycra wetsuits – is provided by Munich Airport. Beginners are provided with a support bar to help get them up on the wave.
The European Championship in Stationary Wave Riding takes place at the airport Oct 8-9. Registration for the competition is still open – numerous international surfing stars have already announced their participation, such as Noah Beschen from Hawaii and the newcomer Francesca “Frankie” Harrer from California, who will come to challenge the local surfing heroes.
Admission is free.