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Berlin’s first surf wave
Surfing in Berlin? Sounds unimaginable, but it`s not. In spring of 2019 Berlins first indoor surf wave will open its doors and attract Berliners and tourists to Lichtenberg. Behind this project is a team of seven, which has joined forces to build a real surfing paradise on the former site of Berlin`s water works at Landsberger Allee 270. The young entrepreneurs, all between 25 and 35 years old, use equity, as well as bank loans and state subsidies. With the citywave® wave technology, the Wellenwerk provides a true alternative to the ocean shores of the world – just seven minutes by car from the famous Alexanderplatz. Similar projects in Switzerland and Munich already show how well this activity is accepted by the population. In addition to the experience of surfing, visitors to the Wellenwerk will be served with even more reasons to appear. This is ensured by Robert Havemann, a Managing Director of Wellenwerk himself and co-owner of “Szene Restaurant 2016” RosaLisbert and the “Mixology Bar of the Year 2019” Velvet. In addition to a beer garden, the award-winning RosaLisbert and a cocktail bar with healthy snacks and bar food will be created.
The Wellenwerk is fully geared to the comfort of its visitors. The wave pool will be suitable for all types of surfboards. Even bodyboards are allowed in the water. Own boards may be brought, but are not a must. The surf sessions, which are already available on pre-sale for 35€, come with a surfboard and instructor. People of almost all ages and skill levels can use the facility. An optional handrail gives visitors of all abilities a first-hand experience of sucess from the first attempt on, which almost eliminates the high risk of frustration and injury when compared to surfing outdoors. The citywave® is also suitable as a training wave for professional surfers. With the Olympic Games 2020 in Japan ahead, where surfing is listed as a discipline for the first time, competitions at a local, national and international level will be held at Wellenwerk.
In the former 1000 square meter warehouse, a ten meter wide and 18 meter long pool with a so-called “Deepwater Wave” is created. Substainable use of resources is an essential part of the Wellenwerk concept. The entire system is operated by renewable energy, which shoots the water on an adjustable ramp, which can create a wave up to 1.60 meters high.
Through an innovative heat recovery system no energy is lost, but is used to heat the entire facility and its water. In addition to the citywave® as a main attraction, the wide range of gastronomic services, a surf shop with sustainably produced goods made of recycled plastic, a surfboard workshop and the vintage motorcycle manufacturer “Malamadre-Motorcycles” from Bali will open its doors on the site.
Wellenwerk Berlin GmbH
Landsberger Allee 270
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