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Rafa Cabrera Bello Swaps his Clubs for the Surfboard

The Ryder Cup star surfs on the renowned Eisbach wave into BMW International Open

By 19th Hole Staff

Photo by Simon Hofmann/Getty Images

Rafa Cabrera Bello loves to surf when he’s not playing golf and he was determined not to miss Munich’s (Germany) unusual surfing hotspot. He loaded his surfboard into a BMW 5 Series Touring vehicle and drove from the Golfclub München Eichenried to the English Garden, where he was impressed by the legendary Eisbach wave. According to Cabrera Bello: “I do a lot of surfing, but this standing wave is something completely different. It is incredible fun, and I think I got to grips with it in the end. It was certainly a fantastic experience.”

With temperatures soaring and with his practice round for the BMW International Open completed, this was a novel and exciting way for Rafa to cool off. The famous wave is part of the Eisbach (German for “ice brook”), a small man-made river, 2 kilometers long (1.243 miles), in Munich. It flows through the park in Munich known as the English Garden.

Images: Courtesy of BMW Group

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