Not only for daredevils: Adrenalin on the water

Whether you go for surf or white water – the classical and new fun sport variants combine loads of action and fun. Wind and kite surfing, wakeboard and waterskiing as well as rafting belong to the most popular trend and fun sports on the water. Trend and fun sport is unusual and brings absolutely unforgettable moments, whether alone, in a team or in competition with others. Once you’ve tried it, you’ll never want to give it up!

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Surfers, windsurfers & kiters - respect yourselves and nature

There are certain points which, if observed, contribute to the immense enjoyment of fun sport, to make sure that kiting, surfing and windsurfing are indeed fun and do not lead to stress and trouble:

  • Pay attention to the marked bathing zones.
    During the bathing season from 1st May to 15th September surfing, windsurfing and kiting are not allowed within the bathing zones in many areas.
  • Respect nature!
    Keep at least 2 mast/line lengths away from the reed belts, the groynes and moles. Do NOT surf or kite in or through the reeds. The spots of the Bodden waters lie within the FFH (Fauna-Flora-Habitat guideline) protection zone; large parts are covered by the Bodden National Park, precious reed grows here, and many rare species live in the reed belt.
  • Observe rules of way!
    Give way readily, rather than insist on your own right of way! Avoid accidents by careful and anticipatory surfing and kiting.
  • Never leave rubbish behind!
    Always leave the beach, car park, sanitary facilities in the same condition you would like to find them in, and do not leave your rubbish behind!
  • Do not harm yourself and others!
    Select the spot and materials to match your ability and the local conditions! Never surf or kite further out than you can swim. Only store your material on land in a secured state.
  • Help to maintain local spots by behaving in a responsible and careful manner!

A wide spectrum of water sports activities in partially almost untouched nature opens up along the Baltic coast from Usedom to Schleswig-Holstein.

Lake Constance is a paradise for all water sports lovers. They will all have the time of their lives here and also be able to enjoy the stunning Alpine scenery.

Unspoilt and pristine nature - (c) TMV

About 5,000 lakes sparkle in the Lake District in the blue paradise of Brandenburg/Berlin and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. And because many of the lakes are interconnected by rivers and canals, this extensive scenic splendour makes it Europe?s largest waterway network.

Buggy kiting at the North Sea -

Water sports enthusiasts will find ideal conditions on the North Sea coast of Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein. A surging swell ideal for surfers and diverse landscapes to explore.

The River Elbe and its tributaries are challenging territory due to the partly rather strong current. On the other hand, this furnishes a multitude of water sports options.

The Rhine is one of the longest and most significant rivers in Germany. Its vineyards, its romanticism and the Rhineland lifestyle are well known. After all, a unique culture has developed along its banks and in its valleys over the centuries.

The River Weser originates at Hannoversch-Münden where the Werra and Fulda meet. The River Weser is the only German river that does not flow through any other country. Without its headstreams it is 440 kilometres long and is navigable along its entire length.

Manifold opportunities open up for water sports enthusiasts in the South of Germany: Canoe and boat tours, canyoning and bathing, and even surf and sailing districts are all available on the large lakes and rivers.

Numerous bathing lakes with excellent water quality and a unique lagoon landscape characterise the Spreewald water sports region.

Surf map MV (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern)

The best spots on the Baltic Sea coast of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern have been compiled in a handy document. This is available for download (german version).


Deutscher Wasserski- und Wakeboard-Verband e.V.
Kristina Hörnschemeyer
Am Campingpark 10
49597 Rieste, Germany

Phone: +49 (0)5464 9691166
Fax: +49 (0)5464 9691168



Verband Deutscher Sportbootschulen e. V.
Birkental 25
67098 Bad Dürkheim, Germany

Phone: +49 (0)6322 956280
Fax: +49 (0)6322 956281