The wave itself is one of the more challenging natural waves out there, which is why we recommend surfing the Eisbachwelle E1 mainly to experienced river surfers.
So you should at least know how to move safely on standing waves. In addition, there are a lot of surfers on the wave. If you dare to ride the Eisbachwelle E1 for the first time after having surfed another wave, it is recommended to choose a time of day when the crowds are not so high.
The E1 is relatively steep and consists of several sections.
Compared to other rapid waves, the bumps on the regular and goofy side are striking. If you want to go around them, you should make sure to pass the bumps at the bottom (Otherwise, the bumps are a great kick-off to practice airs). Since the wave is not always very high, you should make sure to actively ride upwards during turns in order to come out of the turn in the middle again. The sweet spot of the wave is exactly in the middle in terms of height.
SAFETY NOTE: Behind the wave, there are three rows of stones in the riverbed, which are better not to get stuck on. Be sure to actively throw yourself into the white water when exiting the wave, this will help you avoid a hit. In the case of uncontrolled falls, it is best to make yourself as flat as possible in order to quickly return to the surface of the water.