Munich, Germany, hundreds of miles form the coast, is an unusual destination for surfing. The famous wave in the Eisbach river was accidently created in 1972 after authorities added submerged concrete blocks under a bridge to break up the current. The story goes that American soldiers stationed in the city first tried surfing the wave after missing the board-bound action back home.
Surfing in the Eisbach was officially forbidden until 2010.
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