Play now

In line with our Play Now campaign, we wanted to encourage as many visitors as possible to surf the wave on the spur of the moment. The slogan that most people abided by was “just join in”! An unbelievable amount was learned by many visitors, thanks to excellent instruction from the surfing teachers. After just a few minutes, most participants could stand up on the wave and were able to ride the wave in January, in the heart of Düsseldorf, in the middle of winter.

Robby Naish (24 times World Champion)

"A stationary wave like the Citywave here is gonna help your surfing.
It’s 90 percent the same thing."

How good are you?

We can set the wave at different heights, but it is not possible to change the height during the individual slots. 


No surfing experience – so what? You are guaranteed to celebrate your first success on the stationary wave when you book this slot – and immediately after, you will want to immediately take your first surfing holiday because you just simply will not be able to get enough. Our surfing instructors will assist with important tips and support.

Wave height around one metre.


You're already a hero on the water but have never surfed a stationary wave? After just a short while, you will soon be able to execute your first turns and impress the spectators. Enjoy perfect conditions for 45 minutes to ideally suit your skills.

Wave height around 1.2 metres.


You have conquered waves from Munich to Bali and have already surfed on an artificial stationary wave? Well, then, we want to see you show off your coolest moves and thrill the spectators. Go for it!

Wave height around 1.5 metres.

boot4school – school classes and THE WAVE

Beginners will be able to surf THE WAVE for the first time in 2017 within the framework of the boot4school activities for school classes in North Rhine-Westphalia. All schools will be contacted by post directly to this end.

The inventors

Susi and Rainer Klimaschewski, both trained engineers who have been bringing action sports to urban environments for more than 20 years, came up with the innovative surfing system. They realised their vision for the first time with a rotating endless ski slope. The river surfing pioneer, Arthur Pauli, and many trips to the most beautiful surfing spots in the world inspired them to develop a stationary wave modelled on the Eisbach Wave in Munich. The first surfing simulator was able to create a dry wave which used long elastic brushes to produce a vague feeling of surfing. It allowed surfers to execute turns and do tricks. But the inventors quickly realised that genuine surfing needed water. The first endless stationary deep-water wave was created after countless models and tests. Since then, Citywave® has been making the hearts of surfers beat faster all over the world.

More information

Facts and figures

  • Surf width: 9 m
  • Water temperature: approx. 25°C
  • Wave height: Adjustable between around 1 to 1.5 metres
  • Water depth: approx. 1.4 metres under the wave
  • Number of pumps: 10 / 20,000 litres per second
  • Water volume: 900,000 litres
  • Event area: 1,100 square metres