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“Catch a Wave, and you’ll be sitting on top of the World!”

Written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love, performed by the Beach Boys Catch a Wave

This guy isn’t “surfin’ USA” but catchin’ a wave on an icy cold river through the centre of Munich! The air temperature was below 10°C and water far below that but a whole group of guys and gals vying for their turn!! This wave is created as the small river comes out from a bridge into the English Garden. They don’t ride the wave until it reaches the shore but try to keep riding it before it breaks just behind them. The surfing area is literally only a few yards wide and has solid stone walls on each side – with bigs signs “Swimming and Surfing forbidden” “Mortal Danger” above their heads!! But the thrills and spills are what it is all about. And there is always an audience on the bridge above where I caught this action.

Nikon D200, Sigma 18-200mm. Captured in RAW.
Location: Munich, Germany.
Featured in I shoot RAW


wave, surfer, river, munich, surfing, 100views, action, feeture, eisbach, sport, watersport

Born in Scotland, at home in Europe, I am a passionate semi-professional photographer with eclectic tastes who loves to travel and capture images of our beautiful world. Check out my gallery or contact me directly for contract work or customization.
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  • Paul Manning
    Paul Manningover 4 years ago

    great shot! cheers Paul

  • Paul, I’m not sure how you managed to see this and comment before I’d even saved it:-) But you were quick off the mark! I’m thrilled that you like this, given your amazing gallery of surfing shots!! It is a tad colder here than in Rainbow Bay:-))

    – Kasia-D

  • Erhan OZBIYIK
    Erhan OZBIYIKover 4 years ago

    Great shot and story Kasia !!!
    Great Hugs :)

  • Erhan, thank you very much my friend for your comment, hugs and fave!! I’m very pleased you like this different kind of shot from me, for a change:-)

    – Kasia-D

  • nmbrplus
    nmbrplusover 4 years ago

    Awesome action shot Kasia; Perfect title and song! JD

  • Joyce, thank you for your kind comment and fave. I’m pleased you like the music too – I thought immediately of the Beach Boys as I watched the guys surfing that day. Cheers, Kasia

    – Kasia-D

  • Richard Hamilton-Veal
    Richard Hamilt...over 4 years ago

    Awesome capture Kasia.

  • Thank you, Richard. These guys are amazing to watch. It is difficult to get the right light to capture them in action but I was lucky that day.

    – Kasia-D

  • karenbrodie
    karenbrodieover 4 years ago

    Brilliant focusing, excellent shot Kasia :)

  • Karen, thank you so much. It is a wee bit different for me so I’m pleased it worked out. Cheers, Kasia

    – Kasia-D

  • kevin smith  skystudiohawaii
    kevin smith s...over 4 years ago

    Awesome action shot Kasia.

  • Kevin, I’m glad you like this one:-) Those guys and gals are quite something! Although the waves in your part of the world are of course quite something else again!!

    – Kasia-D

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganover 4 years ago

    A great shot

  • Martina, thank you! It was quite a sight!!

    – Kasia-D

  • Caterpillar
    Caterpillarover 4 years ago

    Excellent shot Kasia!

  • Thank you, my dear. This is a wee bit different style for me but I found the guys and gals fascinating. Pozdrawiam, Kasia

    – Kasia-D

  • adriangeronimo
    adriangeronimoover 4 years ago

    awesome action shot Kasia!! i read the description, and it makes me wonder what would happen besides hypothermia if they experience a bad fall. fingers crossed. well done here kasia!

  • Adrian, somehow I missed your comment a while back. I don’t want to know either what would happen if things went wrong under those conditions. There is a casualty on that river every so often, but mostly not those regulars. They don’t go alone and there are nearly always spectators around (I think that is part of the adrenalin push). But that day there was one guy with a bare head, hands and feet – when he fell off he continued to swim in the water and get some kind of kick out of swimming back upstream!! And I’m not exaggerating about the temperatures that day. Warm regards my friend across the miles!

    – Kasia-D

  • Maggie Hegarty
    Maggie Hegartyover 3 years ago

    Congratulations on your top ten placing in the Risky Business challenge

  • Maggie, thank you so much for letting me know and for adding this banner. An honour for this shot to get in the Top Ten! Kasia

    – Kasia-D

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