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Cowabunga! Surf's up at Munich Airport

July 30, 2014 at 3:12 PM ET

Image: Passengers stuck at Munich Airport can now try free surfing through Aug. 24.
Courtesy Munich Airport
Passengers stuck at Munich Airport can now try free surfing through Aug. 24.

Passengers hanging out at Munich Airport in Germany can now hang 10 as well. Free surfing, with complimentary loaner surfboards and wetsuits, is available July 30 through Aug. 24 in a giant standing wave pool set up outdoors between Terminals 1 and 2. “Surprising our guests is particularly important to us. You will not find a wave like this at any other airport,” said airport spokesman Michael Otremba.

Pre-registered guests can surf 10 at a time for 45-minute sessions. Twice a day, a bar will be placed across the water so beginners can hold on. Non-surfers can watch the action between flights from the poolside grandstand or from a temporary beach, which has palm trees, lounge chairs and a cocktail bar. This is the fourth year surfing has been an option at the Munich Airport Center, a public space that also hosts an annual beach volleyball tournament and a Christmas Market.

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