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Podcast: Digging into Berlin’s future surf potential with Eirik Randow

Head down and focused, Eirik Randow keeps paddling and paddling in his campaign to bring waves to Berlin. In 2014 the German city was set to plant a Wavegarden Lagoon plow system at an old airstrip outside of town. When the local council axed the plan Eirik was crushed.

But then, like a grom, he got all frothy and took it upon himself to do something. In 2016 he kicked off a program to bring new bigger, better, faster wave technology to Berlin.

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Eirik never imagined it would be so challenging. “In the beginning of projects like that you don’t have a very good understanding of what you’re getting into.”

Ccurrently, he’s making a lot of progress. Much of it due to his dogged pursuit and allegience to the phrase “When in doubt, paddle out” which has kept him redlining these past four years on a project rife with unknowns.

In this latest WavePoolMag podcast, Nick Robinson discovers what it will ultimately take to bring waves to Berlin.


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