COUNTLESS DIFFERENT RIVERWAVES BUT WHAT IS THE RIGHT BOARD?
No matter if found in nature or artificial static waves, every riverwave has its very own character. Steep, flat, high or low and with a low or high power or water pressure. We want to help you to find the right surfboard for different types of static waves.
ARTIFICIAL WAVES AND WAVEPOOLS
Current artificial static waves have rather steep faces with quite high power and pressure. That is why it is possible to surf shorter boards with narrow tail shapes. Also, the rocker can be a bit higher and therefore allow a more ocean-inspired surf approach as well as easier turn initiation.
Examples for artificial waves are the Unit Parktech wave in Langenfeld or the Wakeparadise Milano. Another Wavepool concept is the Citywave, which powers the Jochen Schweizer Arena Munich, Wellenwerk Berlin, the Oana Wave in Luzern, Urbansurf in Zurich, Multiplex Citywave Vienna and the Hasewelle in Osnabrück – and even spots in Israel, Moscow, Madrid and Tokyo. Our new partner City Surf Park in Lyon falls under the same category using a brandnew technology, called Hydrostadium.
BEGINNER - INTERMEDIATE
Citywave, Unit, Hydrostadium
Up&Comer - Pro
Citywave, Unit, Hydrostadium
THE EISBACH AND OTHER STRONG RIVER WAVES
The mother of all stationary waves! The Eisbach is a rather powerful wave with a unique shape. It requires a slightly wider outline and a lower tail rocker than the artificial waves. Especially as it has some weaker days in summer.
Just lately The Riverwave in Austria, next to the Ebensee and created through the Traun river, opened its doors. The board choice for this wave is comparable to the Eisbach – although both rapids have some weaker days, when bigger boards are more fun.
Go for The Creek as an all-round riverboard, Battery or HydroPhil for advanced riders and Foamy Fish and Fish’n Chixx for heavier surfers or weaker summer days. Foamy Flow for all of those who are tired of fixing and want more performance than any other soft board.
BEGINNER - INTERM.
for stronger river waves like Ebensee
LESS POWERFUL RIVER WAVES
Weaker river waves require different Shapes. The riverboard of your choice should show a wide tail, more volume, and a flat rockerline. While usually shorter, depending on the wave it can also be ridden slightly longer.
With the right surfboard the lower water pressure can be compensated to provide the necessary flow and speed.
The described wave characteristics can be found on the Bremgarten Wave or Thun in Switzerland or the E2 in Munich – here we recommend our Fishs. For the Floßlände (Munich) or the Almkanal in Salzburg the Flow soft top is clearly your best choice as a beginner, while FishnChixx, Eggplant and also the Creek work well for advanced surfers.
Controlled natural rapids: Flosslaende (Munich), Thun (Switzerland), Almkanal (Salzburg), Dauerwelle (Nuremberg), Cunovo (Czech Republic), …