When can you surf the Munich wave pool? New clip shows construction progress
Southern German surfers, traditionally confined to the stationary river waves like the renowned Eisbach and reliant on surf trips to coastal areas, will soon enjoy a consistent and high-quality wave facility.
The construction of the 20,000 square meter O2 SURFTOWN MUC surf park in Hallbergmoos, adjacent to Munich Airport, is progressing on schedule, with an official opening slated for early summer 2024. The focus is currently on finishing the wave pool, installing the wave technology, and building the roof of the surf center.
The park will also mark the debut of the Endless Surf wave-making technology.
Progress has been made on the lagoon basin, featuring a Myrtha Skin, and on the mechanical room and wave-generating equipment. Although this is the first Endless Surf lagoon, the company has extensive experience in creating large-scale pneumatic wave pools.
“With decades of experience building hundreds of wave pools with our parent company, WhiteWater, the launch of Endless Surf was a natural progression for us,” Endless Surf stated. “We have taken the best of our proven pneumatic technology and innovated further to create world-class, surf-specific waves with incredible power, customization potential, and operational flexibility.”
When can you surf the Munich wave pool?
The wave pool is an ES34 lagoon with 34 wave-generating caissons, offering powerful and customizable surf through pneumatic hardware and proprietary software. Endless Surf says the park will cater to all skill levels and styles, from beginner sessions to advanced waves with barrels and air sections, with waves reaching up to 2.1 meters in height and 18 seconds in length in Point Break mode.
“As we near completion and finalize our technology, we anticipate filling the pool in the coming months,” said Endless Surf. “After the lagoon is filled, we will begin wave testing. This phase involves setting up, testing, and fine-tuning Endless Surf’s various wave patterns and flexible operating modes to bring our next-generation technology to life.”
After wave commissioning, O2 SURFTOWN MUC will enter a pre-opening phase in spring, allowing a select group of local surfers to experience Germany’s first surf park. The grand opening is expected in early summer 2024, when it will open to the public.
Prices announced for surf sessions
O2 SURFTOWN MUC is still offering pre-sale tickets for Germany’s first surf park. Standard rates are set at 89€ for most sessions. Full pricing details are yet to be finalized. Currently, the company offers discounted vouchers with A-Frame and beginner sessions priced at 59€ and 79€, respectively. They also provide ticket bundles: 10 sessions for 749€ (75€ per surf), 25 sessions for 1,699€ (68€ per surf), and 50 sessions for 2,899€ (58€ per surf).
Name change is pioneering move for the wave pool industry
In July, SURFTOWN MUC announced a significant sponsorship deal with O2 Telefónica, a German provider of broadband, landline, and mobile telecommunications. The facility was renamed O2 SURFTOWN MUC, and the partnership includes on-site branding for O2. This is a pioneering move for the wave pool industry, adopting a naming rights strategy similar to those used by American sports venues, which helps offset operational costs.