Next broadcast Sep 29, 2022 - 04:00
Welcome to The Alps!
If you are wondering how can surf take place in the Alps, you are in the right place. This exclusive series demonstrates that nautical sports can also be done during winter, and not necessarily in the sea!
You will be taken in a tour across different countries as these crazy athletes practice water sports in the heart of the Alps. Visit the mesmerising landscapes of Austria, Germany or Switzerland in this exciting adventure to surf the Alps, its lakes and rivers in a very unique experience.
The ice cold winter of Switzerland, wind, a board and a kite! Welcome to the adventure of winter kiting! Join us as we visit the oldest snowkiting school in the world and admire the action the snowkiting legends put up. All of this on the immense frozen Silvaplana Lake in the middle of the highest peaks of the Swiss Alps.
Munich, Germany, close to the Alps, but far away from the sea. In Munich, instead of waiting for vacations, surfers started experimenting on the 12m, 39ft wave in the Eisbach in the middle of the city 30 years ago.This way, river surfing was born. Nowadays, the wave is surfed day and night, during all seasons, attracting surf legends and tourists. But now the city wants to shut down the wave!
Despite being nestled in the heart of the Swiss Alps, Lake Zurich is home to a wealth of water sports. Journalist Lucia Metzbauer wakeboards with Swiss pros, attends the annual match race, and even tries stand-up paddleboarding before discovering a little-known sport: kanupolo.
Also, the International Wakeboard Competition of Züri Fäscht 2013 is taking place in the centre of Zurich, and athletes are ready for Switzerland's greatest freestyle competition in this class. Let's dive into it!
Next Broadcast: Sep 28, 19:00 30 min.
Host Lucia Metzbauer meets the crazy athletes who brave sup-zero temperatures pursuing their love of nautical sport. The frigid Austrian Alps prove to be rife with nautical sport as Lucia goes racing with ice sailors, meets the 5x world record holder of Ice diving, and discovers the little known sport of underwater Ice hockey!