Sunday, April 09, 2006

Wind Surfing on the Rhine

When there is enough wind on a weekend, the Rhine seems to be quite a nice spot for wind surfers from the region. You need to be an experienced surfer though because of the currents and the boats and ships.

12 Comments:

At 10:35 AM, Blogger Lisi said...

Hi Nicola...having lived in cities by the sea, I've never thought about wind surfing on river...cool!

 
At 7:03 PM, Blogger Nicola said...

Hi Lisi! Thanks for your comment! You're right, it's not very common here as well. The area where I took this photo is one of the widest parts of the Rhine - it's about one kilometer wide here. So it's nearly like surfing on a lake.

 
At 7:18 PM, Blogger Ash said...

Excellent composition, with the trees in the background!

 
At 8:03 PM, Blogger Denton said...

Silly that a photo of wind surfing would bring back a memory of Europe. However, my only experience wind surfing was on a lake in Belgium. I had not thought of that in years. Thanks for posting this photo.

 
At 8:53 PM, Blogger Jenny said...

That looks like fun! But it's still a bit too cold here in Connecticut, USA for that!

 
At 10:27 PM, Blogger Nicola said...

ash - thanks! I wish I had a better zoom with my little camera. These surfers were a bit far away to shoot better "action shots". But I guess it's alright to get an impression.... :)

denton - it's something on my list, I'd like to learn. We'll see were I finally manage to do/learn it...

jenny - over here it's a bit chilly too. Also the water is a bit muddy because of the high tide and the rains. But the surfers didn't seem to mind. They're also wearing neopren suits.

 
At 12:54 AM, Blogger Rob said...

Looks a tad treacherous to me. Lots of traffic on that river. They look like they are having fun though.

 
At 1:09 AM, Blogger Adam Lee Dalziel said...

I;d love to be able to do some water sports - I've never really had the chance to learn - looks like great fun! but really cold -

 
At 8:51 AM, Blogger Anne said...

Wow that looks fun!

 
At 9:23 AM, Anonymous sophie said...

Nicola,
thanks for your comment on my blog! You have taken very lovely photos as well! I will be back to visit.

 
At 5:09 AM, Blogger Jill said...

Wow! I didn't know they surfed on the river. I've been on this river, very busy. Interesting photo!

 
At 11:10 AM, Blogger Nicola said...

rob - yep, that's nothing for beginners. You really have to watch out.

adam - yes, the water is really cold and I don't think the wind made it any better...

anne - thanks!

sophie - thanks for visiting and commenting as well!

jill - it started a few years ago that we have regulars coming from outside the region to surf on the Rhine here. They seem to like it a lot.

 

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