Visitors at the Munich Airport will be able to surf between terminals, as Munich Airport is introducing the sixth Surf & Style event, from September 16 to October 9, 2016. One-hour slots will be offered throughout the day in three different skill categories; adults and children from 10.00 am. Beginners, for instance, will be able to use a balance bar to help them get started. Anyone who has already had some practice on a surfboard can register for the advanced slots and seasoned surf enthusiasts can put their skills to the test in the pro category. The cost of a one-hour slot is €19 for adults and €10 for children (8 to 14 years of age). This includes a comprehensive introduction to surfing given by professional instructors. Equipment, comprising a helmet, surfboard, neoprene and lycra wetsuits will be made available for borrowing by Munich Airport.
The stationary surfing installation features a wave of over 10 metres wide and 1.50 metres high and is open for surfers and visitors from 9.00 am to 8.00 pm every day. This year the 10 metre x 20 metre module has been fitted with an additional pump to enhance the surfing experience.
“With Surf & Style, we are bringing the care free lifestyle of the beaches of California and Hawaii to Munich Airport. This event has become a real crowd puller and we are certain to welcome even more international guests this year as we are hosting the surf event at the same time as the Oktoberfest,” said Martin Korosec, head of advertising, marketing and media, Flughafen München GmbH.
Special training sessions for children will be held this year. On October 2, the wave will be dedicated to the family as the first “Surf & Style Family Day”.
The sporting highlight this year and simultaneously the finale is once again the European Championship in Stationary Wave Riding, which will take place on October 8 and 9. Various international surfing stars have announced their participation, such as Noah Beschen from Hawaii and Francesca Harrer from California, who will come to challenge the local surfers.