Munich Surf Open 2005
Blue Games River Surf Tour
June 30, 2005
Photos by Bernhard Spottel / zooom.at
Years ago, a small group of surfers started the search for the perfect wave in Munich and finally found two fantastic spots: Eisbach and Floslande, two natural and standing river waves. Well known and internationally recognized surfers like Quirin Rohleder and Tim Pelz started their careers in Munich. Techniques and manoeuvres were adapted from surfing in the sea and tricks like aerials, 360s and floaters are common on the riverwave. Each year’s climax of the riversurfing season is the Munich Surf Opens, which took place last weekend for the 5th time at the Floslande in Munich. Strong competition was expected at the men’s contest. Famous names in riversurfing like Mick Hollerer, Gerry Schlegl und Robert Beetz, lined up to perform a big show on the wave. After showing a combination of cutbacks, frontside und backside 360s and radical floaters Mick Hollerer forced Robert Beetz and Basti Janicek to ranks two and three. With 4th place Gerry Schlegl secured his triumph of the Blue Games Tour. As for the ladies, Manu Wagner got the best wave and showed the most radical tricks to become winner of the Munich Surf Open 2005. Isabelle Biehl and Heidi Lammerer came second and third.