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Latitude: 48° 8.611' N
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Where the River Isar comes out of a tunnel under Prinzregenterstr.
DistanceIn the city
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?OK
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Wave qualityRegional Classic
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthExceptional (>500m)
Good swell direction
Good wind direction
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movement
Week-end crowdUltra crowded
- Rips / undertow
Only come if you already mastered "flosslaende" (other riverspot).
Have a short board (approx. 6ft long) shaped for high speed surf (river runs abnormally fast in comparison to waveheight).
Behave nice and ask locals for dangers: the rocks sticking out of the shallow bottom behind the wave may break your head / back / other bones easily. When falling, try to jump far behind the wave and flat.
In front of the wave, a wave magnifying apparatus made out of chains holding a 2 by 4 is installed - don't fall there either or you might get stuck (noone can help you there).
Don't go in if it's all whitewater (powerful whirlpool in deep water zone, again: no one can help you when you're in there).
It all looks fun and play, but this spot really is dangerous if you don't know or if you fall unlucky. I've been surfing there for 5 years now and have seen many uncomfortable-to-look-at accidents with serious injuries.
Popular with Kayakers and Riversurfers. Never tried to surf it with my board. The water is cold all year round, brrrrrr. Only surf if you don't have the time to drive to France :)
By The.Eye , 17-08-2011
Eisbach Fever - and that´s the missing link
By The.Eye , 17-08-2011
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By JanaZah , 26-11-2010
Question - Hey,
I just moved to Munich and found out there is a surf spot! I read the extra info though and got a bit scared...I miss surfing lots so of course I'd take any opportunity to get back on the board but safety is a total priority for me...I am not a beginner but definitely not a pro...I started on a shortboard but lately mostly longboarded as the waves are usually better for a lonagboard for my level in Maui..And I could also surf only a few months out of the year..can anybody tell me if I should rather stay away from Eisbach or could give it a try? I'll appreciate the reply, especially 'cause I'm considering asking a friend to transport my shortboard (6'8 - is it OK for Eisbach or too long?) with him on his flight back from Maui, which is not going to be cheap...Or is it possible to rent/borrow/buy (how much about?) a board in Munich?
thanks lots for answers and/or any comments. JANA
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