Surfing is a popular thing - but who has the sea or at least a wave like the Eisbach in Munich on their doorstep? At Razor, Messe.TV presenter Klas Bömecke has now discovered an interesting approach: Ripsurf - surfing without waves. You can see for yourself how it works in our video.
Klas Bömecke: Can I stand on it? Miriam Blattert: Sure, of course. Klas Bömecke: And can I get down again with my bones intact? The experienced skater explains to Klas how he should proceed: "First, put your front foot on the board. When you're stable, push off. Once you're rolling, it's like a bike. It balances itself. At the beginning you make small turns to pick up speed. And then you make bigger turns " Klas Bömecke: You make it look very, very easy. Skater: It is. It's my first time! (Skates practiced circles across the floor) Now it's Klas Bömecke's turn. Skater: Stand there and put your front foot on it. (Klas Bömecke stands with both feet on the board) Balance the board and put your hand on my shoulder. Klas Bömecke: That's not easy. No. (Rides through the rooms while leaning on the skater's shoulders and finally falls to the ground and laughs) It's not easy!
Skater: Well done! Klas Bömecke: It's not so easy for beginners. Maybe I'm just too old for it. Miriam Blattert: It takes a bit of practice, of course. Klas Bömecke: You buy it without an assistant, don't you? (laughs) Miriam Blattert: Yes, yes. But today's young people are talented. Once you've stood on a skateboard or waveboard, you quickly get the hang of it. It really is like riding waves. It brings the surfing feeling to the street. You no longer need the sea on your doorstep - you can get on the Ripsurf and ride the wave. Klas Bömecke: So you mean because I was so clumsy, it's more a question of age? Miriam Blattert: Um. Could be.