Rapid surfing refers to surfing on natural standing or artificial river waves. Rapid surfing is similar to surfing, but surfers do not have to pay attention to wave conditions, the tide or the swell. The standing waves are static – therefore, the surfers are always back on the wave quickly. There are waves that are built into the course of a naturally occurring river, such as the Eisbach wave in Munich, or completely artificial city waves, such as the Wellenwerk in Berlin.

The term Rapid Surfing was created by the Rapid Surf League, which constantly pushes the scene.

Find your perfect board for rapid surfing in our Riverboard Guide!