A group of German inland surfers from Lippstadt is trying to convince the local authorities to build a standing wave on the Lippe River.
It's a small town with roughly 70,000 inhabitants, and it is the birthplace of the famous German football player Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. Lippstadt - the Venice of Westphalia - is 300 kilometers (186 miles) away from the North Sea, so there are no real ocean waves here.
Nevertheless, surf is where you find it, and a local hardcore crew spotted a tremendous surfing opportunity in the Lippe River. Several spots have been identified, and one of the best is a small slope located near an old water mill.
It might sound strange, but sometimes we need to apply the brakes to our windsurfer. Whether you're sailing too fast, or you simply want to avoid a collision, it's always important to know how to stop.
Windsurfing can be an extremely fast sport. A windsurfer can drive his board and sail at really high speeds. The fastest athletes in the world push their equipment to around 54 knots (100 kilometers per hour).
Unexpected events can have dangerous impacts on our safety, and if we dramatically reduce speed, we can avoid serious injuries and damages to our and others' equipment.