Das ist tubular
I got back this week from a trip to Innsbruck and Munich, the former for work and the latter for fun. Probably the best thing in Munich is the English Gardens, and probably the best thing in the English gardens is the river surfing. At the south end of the gardens (near the U.S. consulate) the river Isar flows out of an underground culvert and washes very fast down narrow concrete banks into the open. A few meters downstream the waters hit some barrier and form a standing wave about a meter high. This, to Germans, is an opportunity. From what I can gather, on any given warmish day up to a dozen surfers line the banks, waiting for their turn to drop in and carve back and forth until they slip off the back and splash on downstream. There's even a Munich Surf Open
. Ja, Cowabunga!