To be honest, I was content calling Munich Airport pretty damn cool after they produced this video:
However, through August 24 they’ll have a Hawaiian-themed standing wave pool whereby you can surf for free. How cool — and not really German — is that?!
After scoring a huge hit in the past three summers with surfing fans, airport staff, passengers and visitors, the 2014 edition of Munich Airport’s surfing extravaganza is now underway – just in time for the start of the Bavarian school holidays. The “Surf & Style” event will bring a Hawaiian vibe to the Munich Airport Center (MAC) until August 24. In the 200 square meter surfing basin, powerful pumps push up the water to form a 1.5-meter high standing wave across a 10-meter width.
The facility is open daily free of charge 3:00 until 8:15 p.m. to everyone who wants to give it a try. Groups of up to 10 persons at a time are admitted in 45-minute time windows. Children must be at least eight years of age to take part. Twice a day, from 3:00 to 3:45 and again from 6:00 to 6:45, beginners slots will be offered with a support bar in place. Professional surfing instructors will be on hand during the free sessions to watch and offer tips as needed. All of the necessary equipment such as boards, wetsuits, etc. can be borrowed free of charge.
Photo courtesy of Kempinski
It seems like this will be in the outside courtyard area just next to the Kempinski Airport Hotel (soon to be rebranded as a Hilton).
Has anyone given this a try yet, either this year or in the past few years, since this seems to be an annual thing?
Here’s a video of the setup from a couple of years ago:
(Tip of the hat to @AViewForMiles)