craig stennett

Photojournalist
  
River Surfing, Munich-Daily Telegraph (UK) Feature
Location: Germany
Nationality: British
Biography: Graduating with a BA (Hons) in Photography from Trent Polytechnic in Nottingham, England in the Late 80′s, Craig went on to win The David Hodge Memorial Award Young Photojournalist of the Year with a story he had covered in Thailand. He... read on
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River Surfing, Munich-Daily Telegraph (UK) Feature
craig stennett
Jul 12, 2019
Words and Pictures assignment for The Daily Telegraph (UK) in Munich. In the center of Europe some 400 miles from the North Sea and 200 from the Adriatic is the home of a most unusual Surfing destination. The Eisbach (Ice Brook) in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. The Eisbach is a 2 kilometer man made river running through Munich‘s Engslicher Garder (The English Garder public park) and it is the hub of the land locked cities Surf Scene. Situated beneath a bridge just past the Haus der Kunst on Prinzregentenstraße. The river forms a standing wave called the Eisbachwelle. Aided and adapted by introducing submerged wooden planks local surfer‘s have enhanced the flow of the river‘s current to produce the Eisbachwelle (Ice Wave). Surfed since the early 1970's the City of Munich now fields some 2000 full time surfers coming from diverse economic , age and social backgrounds. Pictured is Quirin Rohleder co founder of The Rapid Surf League. #eisbach #riversurfing #munich #germany #landloacked #reportage #journalism #photojournalism #wetphotographer #rapidsurfleague #surfing
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