Some weeks ago I blogged about ten great places to meet cute guys. Today I want to zero in on one little-known location that is a home base for a few hundred cute guys...
Did you know that Munich, Germany has been called The Surfing Capital of Europe? (Did you know there even was a Surfing Capital of Europe?) I sure didn’t. Until a few years ago when I went on a bike tour of Munich, and was delighted to discover the last stop was to watch several (hot) surfer dudes taking turns on the downtown river.
To give you some background, the Isar River runs through much of the city, and has an offshoot called the Eisbach River (which literally means “ice creek”). At some point, the Eisbach runs underground, so naturally, there has to be a place where this water again resurfaces. This happens to be inside of Munich’s central park--home of the famous Oktoberfest--where the water shoots out of an underground tunnel with such powerful velocity that in recent years, it has become a surfing mecca.
It is estimated as many as 400 surfers (mostly guys) are presently living in Munich, having moved there from all over the world.
Since the actual area is pretty small, it’s a one-a-time sport, and most days, you can spot surfers patiently waiting their turns on the landing, clad in wet suits and holding boards.
Spectators (like me!) line the bridge and squeeze into the dirt-packed viewing area, amazed and awed by the strength and agility shown by these lake surfers as they “hang ten” and “catch a wave”.
So if you’re going to be in Germany any time soon, I definitely recommend a visit. And if not, maybe put this on your to-do list. This is a cute guy locale guaranteed not to disappoint!
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