Endless Surf to provide Germany’s first surf park, Munich
The municipality of Hallbergmoos has officially approved development plans for Surftown MUC. Adding on to Munich’s surf scene surrounding the world-famous Eisbach river wave, Surftown MUC will offer authentic running waves that can be generated every 10 seconds for up to 180 metres, thanks an innovative surf pool technology called Endless Surf.
To accompany the waves, the facility with include additional lifestyle amenities like fitness areas, food & beverage, surf and lifestyle retail, and lounge areas by the beach. The sports and leisure park in the immediate vicinity of the airport aims to appeal to all ages and surf skill levels, from professionals to newcomers. The focus is set on creating an atmosphere that promote the fun of the sport and offer an authentic surf and lifestyle experience for everyone. Breaking ground later this year, waves are expected to be pumping by 2023.
With a surf community that is already quite strong, thanks to the Eisbach wave, the addition of a world-class surf pool aims to enhance this vibrant surf culture.
Surftown MUC Founder, Chris Boehm-Tettelbach notes their drive toward making the venue a more sustainable surf park. “Besides the fun of surfing, we are also united by the absolute conviction that a project like Surftown MUC can only be innovative if it is also designed to be sustainable and climate-neutral.”
Leading the charge in creating more sustainable surf parks, the Munich venue is set to source all electricity from renewable energy sources – 80 per cent even from the company’s own photovoltaic systems. The surf pool, developed by Canadian company WhiteWater, uses a flexible pneumatic system (using a number of pressurized air chambers) to produce wave-making energy. Because of its flexibility, based on how you sequence the chambers, you can cater usage to pool capacity and conserve energy. Another factor to consider is that Germany’s approximately 2,500,000 active surfers currently fly around the world to ride metre-high waves. In the future they will find the infrastructure to do so just outside Munich.