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|Save the world famous Eisbach Wave in Munich....|
|Sunday, 30 September 2007|
Surfing in Munich has a long tradition and the wave at the Eisbach is famous around the world. And now its destruction is looming on the horizon.Please give your support to prevent the demolition of this unique wave via addingyour name to the digital petition list.
On September 15th, the AZ (German Newspaper) headline read „Secret Plan:
Eisbach Wave will be demolished!”
The Newspaper implies with a random listing of incoherent statements a - not existing - direct connection between the ramp (which builds the wave), surfing and the tragic accidents of swimmers drowning in the Eisbach, which always happened some kilometres downstream of the wave. Rather there would be a relation between the accidents and alcohol and/or sunstroke than with the wave. Nevertheless the newspaper states plans of destructing the wave.
Fact is: Surfing on the Eisbach can be dangerous, but just for the surfer himself and only if he is a beginner. And the surfers have a self-management in place which makes sure that beginners are sent to a beginners-wave and most semi-good surfers voluntarily wear a helmet and lifejacket. Additionally the surf community is proactively spreading the information about the dangers of surfing on the wave in the internet as well.
Fact is: Surfers at the Eisbach with their neoprene and surfboard are much better protected against drowning than swimmers. Which is also shown through the fact that when there is a red flag at the beaches of the Atlantic swimming is strictly forbidden, but surfing is allowed.
Fact is: Surfing at the Eisbach has a long-rooted tradition and already started in the Seventies. Therefore the Eisbach is already known all around the world and German travelling
surfers get asked about it whereever they go, even Australia, Morocco, Bali.
Fact is: Nearly all the people watching the surfers from the bridge are fascinated from the sport and make compliments and enjoy the performances.
Fact is: Eisbach-Surfing is an ecological equal-zero-emission sport at a natural spot. Thepossibility for Munich citizens of clean recreation without producing any pollution or
noise! Nobody is getting harassed and nobody is complaining about it.
Fact is: Many Munich companies and stores (e.g. surfboard manufacturer, clothing shops, film productions and photograpers) profit of the unique status of the surfing community in Munich.
wannasurf.com says: "help save that wave"!
|Last Updated ( Sunday, 30 September 2007 )|
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