Saturday, June 26, 2010

Join the Club

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It’s Saturday, so it’s time to go with the flow.  Hang 10 on one of the best (actually the only) wave in Munich.  It’s a single wave caused by an outflow in the English Gardens, which happens to be perfect for surfing.  I’ve shown it many times here, but this is the first time I’ve ever seen a shirt to celebrate this cult following in land-locked Munich.  It mixes images of beer bottles with the Bavarian lions – holding a surf board.  This is the topic of movies, and is extremely popular in Munich.  Large crowds gather to watch these renegade surfers – especially given that surfing in Munich has always been Illegal.  And with good reason, as there are points where cement blocks lie only inches below the water.  But the locals know exactly how to navigate the local waters, and now have a T-shirt to commemorate it.

4 comments:

carey said...

love this! So..the question that must be asked is: did you buy this t-shirt....and where? Loving the blog!

Luca said...

Actually it's not illegal anymore:

http://www.muenchen.de/Rathaus/aktuelles/418155/Eisbach.html

Juelle-Ann said...

Are there souvenirs available for sale with the logo?

Troy said...

I came across this t-shirt at a t-shirt shop just next to the University in Maxvorstadt. It was on either Amalienstrasse or Turkenstrasse, between the cross streets of Therisienstrasse and Adalbertstrasse. If I had to bed, I would say Amalienstrasse. I can't remember the exact location, but this gives you four blocks of interesting shops and cafes to explore.