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Urban Surfing In Germany Is A (Badass) Thing

Welcome to Eisbach, the best break in Munich, Germany. That might not sound like anything, but this standing wave is any surfer's dream and it's right in the middle of the city. Luckily for us, the guys at O'Neill surfing caught wind and sent Simon Strangfeld to rip it up, inspiring others to get wet too. 

Sandwiched between the Haus der Kunst Art Museum and a four-lane highway, this anomaly of a wave breaks 24 hours a day, all day long. And for those of us city dwellers who are beach bums at heart, something like the Eisbach wave is nothing short of heart-wrenching yet inspiring.  

So next time you find yourself in Munich, after hitting the Hofbräuhaus and every other beer hall and garden, you might as well go surfing or, more likely, watch drunkenly as people like Simon Strangfeld shred. 

Don't act like you're not giddy. 


Owen Melhado is an intern at Supercompressor. He went 1-for-2 with a run scored and an error at shortstop last night in New York's 2-1 win over the Texas Rangers.