2014 European Championships in Stationary Wave Riding: Munich is a surfing paradise

Lukas Brunner has prevailed in the 2014 European Championships in Stationary Wave Riding, held in Munich, Germany.

This is more than just a simple surfing contest. Imagine you're arriving in Munich, a landlocked city located in the heart of Europe, and you find surfers riding waves by the airport.

You're not dreaming; you're right in front of the European Championships in Stationary Wave Riding. In 2014, more than 140 surfers dove into the surf pool to compete in the jet stream of water.


Sage Erickson: she must be tired | Photo: Kurt Steinmetz

Sage Erickson claimed the Paul Mitchell Supergirl Pro 2014, in one-to-three foot waves at Oceanside Pier, California.

The surfer from Ventura overtook Tatiana Weston-Webb in the decisive heat, despite sitting in second place for the majority of the final. A big backhand snap gave Erickson her second Supergirl Pro victory.

"Winning this event is an amazing experience. Congratulations to Tatiana. She's been ripping the whole event, and I knew going into it that she was looking really sharp. Somehow I got sent that left and gave it everything I had," explained Sage Erickson.


Tuamata Puhetini: he knows that reef

Tuamata Puhetini and Nathan Hedge have secured two spots in the Billabong Pro Tahiti 2014, after winning the Air Tahiti Nui Trials, at Teahupoo.

It was dangerous out there with firing barrels exploding onto razor sharp reef. As a result, Kevin Bourez suffered a horrific wipeout, going head first into the reef. A few years ago, the same happened to Keala Kennelly.

Michel's younger brother suffered multiple head fractures, deep facial lacerations, and underwent four hours of surgery. Doctors say he is in a stable condition.