The river Isar is swollen and provides some city river surfing as the water flows under the Reichenbach Bridge. You can see part of the wall behind them. The river is probably 5 or 6 times wider than their normal practice ground on the Eisbach. Nevertheless it is dangerous and forbidden by the local bylaws.

The surfers and a couple of canoeists were queuing up to take advantage of the surf. There were dozens of spectators on the bridge above and on the banks of the river. Normally surfers took to the waves one at a time, but these guys were out at the same time. This particular manoeuvre looked pretty daring to me.

Lumix DMC Tz-10, tonal correction.
Location: Captured from the Reichenbach Bridge, Munich, Bavaria, Germany

The Queue:

The Riverside:

Another Duo:


august 2010, bavaria, bayern, city, deutschland, germany, isar, kasiad, munich, river, sport, surf, surfing, water, watersport

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  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganover 3 years ago

    stunning shot

  • Tina, thank you! These guys were cool!

    – Kasia-D

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownover 3 years ago

    Dont shoot!!
    He obviously doesn’t know its a camera you’ve got in your hand!! Cracking shot :o) xx

  • Maybe he thought I was the polis come to arrest them for dangerous behaviour… Cheers, K

    – Kasia-D

    JUSTARTover 3 years ago

    great shot

  • THank you!

    – Kasia-D

  • cullodenmist
    cullodenmistover 3 years ago

    It’s a great set of images as it really helps to get the feel of the moment. More-so than just a single image.
    Nice work Lassie.
    And it’s good to see you captured the swirling of the water….
    I can’t seem to get my head arount images that have the moving water out of focus.

  • Larry, thank you, mate! I also felt I had to upload a few shots to show the whole picture as it is a kind of historical event. I was wishing I’d had my DSLR as the shots were a touch grainy. But I was so glad I’d bought my point-and-shoot which now goes everywhere. I’m impressed with the results around the moving water. I grew up on boats so have no trouble with moving water images:-)
    Cheers, Kasia

    – Kasia-D

  • Caterpillar
    Caterpillarover 3 years ago

    Great capture Kasia!

  • Thank you again!

    – Kasia-D

  • walstraasart
    walstraasartover 3 years ago

    Stunning, very well captured work

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