Next broadcast Mar 14, 11:05
Surf the Alps is an exclusive series which shows that nautical sports can be done also during winter. It will take us to Austria in the Alps, to Germany in the beautiful city of Munich and to Switzerland in Zurich and St Moritz.
Next Broadcast: Mar 14, 11:05 30 min.
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 - River Surfing was born. Today 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!
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!