With Citywave surfing is now for everyone even far away from any ocean break. Grab your board during lunchbreak, enjoy a refreshing surf session after an exhausting day in the office or spend your weekend surfing independent from tide and weather conditions. Bored with gymnastic and tennis lessons? Citywave provides School classes and private surf clubs an incomparably environment for physical education and training camps. Maui is too far away to test your brand new surf board? Citywave offers sports shops and fashion stores a priceless opportunity for their customers to test and feel the latest sports equipment and beach wear.
Citywave can be installed mobile or as a fixed unit. It can either be integrated in shopping malls, water- and amusement parks, hotel complexes or work as a standalone facility to enrich the recreational prospects a municipality could offer.
The compact footprint of the units (12m x 20m up to 20m x 28m) allows installing Citywave on a wide range of locations even in densely populated city centers.
The modular composition of its components offers nearly unlimited possibilities of surfing waves. Starting from 6m wide waves up to 16m wide competition waves we are able to build nearly any wave that you may have dreamt of.
In August, 14th- 16th 2015 the 5th European Championships took place on a 10m wide Citywave installation in the middle of Munich Airport, Germany.
Who would win the 10.000€ prize money? More than 25.000 spectators followed the event to cheer for the 128 riders from 14 nations competing in this unique environment.
3 days of high class surfing with many well-known names of surfers world elite: Surf legend Shane Beschen with his son Noah from Hawaii, ASP World Tour participant Marlon Lipke, former World Junior Champion Gonzales Zubizarreta met Europe’s best river surfers to show high performance surfing with inimitable style, power, flow and breathtaking tricks.
The international committee of 5 jurors around head judge Lex Donse worked hard to decide who won the event. Click below to see the results!
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Nowhere else it is as easy and safe to learn how to surf than on a Citywave installation. Every surf camp in the world would wish to have the conditions that Citywave offers independent from swell and weather conditions in a safe and predictive environment.
You do not have to paddle or know how to do a take-off to catch the wave. You easily enter the wave from either side of the surf pool and start surfing right from the beginning.
Surf teachers are able to coach their students directly from the side which is ideal to improve their surfing much faster than in the ocean. Citywave always has the perfect pressure and allows practicing tricks over and over again. Radical turns, 360°, airs and take offs of course to learn how to stand up lying on the board which is essential surfing ocean waves.
A grab handle can be installed in a few seconds which helps first timers easily to get a feeling for the surfboard and the wave and allows up to 6 people to surf simultaneously next to each other.
One and the same Citywave installation is both the perfect playground for beginners of all ages to learn how to surf and a high class training camp for professionals of all skill levels to improve their surfing to prepare for competitions in the ocean. You only push a button to transforms the wave from a smooth beginner wave into a powerful high class professional wave.
What is the advantage of a Deepwater Stationary Wave System?
Citywave is a real water wave. It consists of solid water from top to bottom. Our unique deep-water-concept guarantees a wave up to 5 feet with maximum pressure, instead of maximum water speed. This ensures you to surf controlled, stable and safe.
With our patented system we can adjust the wave:
The technical system of Citywave is based on two pool systems linked together. From the containment pool the water is lifted up by submersible pumps onto a higher level. From there it flows over an inclined plane into the wave pool where the wave occurs following the principle of the „hydraulic jump“. Through a soft covered grid system the water flows back into the containment pool.
Due to the deep-water system Citywave can be surfed with real surfboards with fins. Here you have exactly the conditions that you find surfing an ocean – or river wave.
Citywave is an endless wave. You can theoretically surf it as long as your legs would allow. Compared to moveable waves you do not have to paddle to catch it. Entering the wave easily from either side you surf it from left to right and right to left continuously using the whole width for practising tricks and turns, manoeuvres and jumps. Once you surfed Citywave you will easily catch every ocean wave and feel familiar surfing it right from the beginning.
For beginner, both kids and adults there is no other system where it is as easy and safe to learn how to surf than Citywave. The water is deep in front, underneath and behind the wave so that you do not even touch the ground in case of falling. Sidewalls and backflow grid are soft.
For first timers a grab handle is installed to hold on to for the first rides to get the feeling of standing on a surfboard.
Summer is on and a mobile version of Citywave is touring through 5 big cities in Switzerland. Bern, Basel, Zurich, Lausanne and Martigny are proud to host Citywave´s mobile version bringing surf to the people who are used to travel thousands of miles to live their passion or to those who only dreamt of gliding over water with a surfboard under their feet. Hawaii-feeling, deckchairs, cocktails and the perfect endless wave, far away from any ocean in the heart of the Alps in the middle of Switzerland. Grab your surfboard and take a ride at the World´s first mobile stationary deep water wave.
Click: Wannasurf CH to get more info’s about the tour.
„It´s really interesting as this develops in the world that the landlocked germans are gonna have a cultural impact on the rest of surfing world in the history and that´s just the coolest thing. That´s insane!“
„It´s much more like a ocean wave in the fact that you can push your turns and you have the speed to do real carving turns.“
„For this type of wave it is, it is the best one out there.“
„This wave, compared to all other manmade waves, is definetly the best one all over the world.“
„I rode all kinds of artificial waves. It´s cool to ride a stationary wave on a normal surfboard.“
„It is good to practise and to learn, how to understand to ride a wave.“
„That´s why this type of technology is great for surfing. It brings it to the cities. It brings it where people are not exposed to surfing.“
„in 20 minutes they are up and riding and getting the feeling. Getting that whole experience of boardriding, wiping out, getting back on. It´s so cool. They gonna take that with them everywhere they go.“
„An our in here and they gonna wanna surf for the rest of their life. For sure.“