“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.
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