Riversurf Community

Surfen in Zürich

Surfing in Zurich has been possible in the Riversurf Community since August 1, 2021.

The Riversurf Community is an association for the promotion of Swiss river sports and our goal is to bring river surfing to various Swiss cities. The focus of our association is the promotion of young people, the organization of surf jams and the establishment of surfing in Swiss rivers as a popular sport. Surfing is becoming more and more popular and we want to offer a platform for it. For the time being we are surfing in Zurich, near Gaswerkstrasse 9, 8952 Schlieren directly at the Limmat bridge (detailed description in the FAQ).

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FAQ

Being able to swim is the only necessity precondition what you have to bring with you. This is not only a prerequisite in case of an emergency, but also for participation in the course. Otherwise, no basic knowledge is needed.

The membership in the Riversurf.community is automatically activated as soon as you are on the river for the first time and have signed the disclaimer. After that you can come to all Opensurfs and Surf Jams. These are free and usually take place at the beginning and end of the season.

If you don't have any surfing experience, it's a good idea to take the basic course first. Even if you are not yet confident in paddling, you will get the right tips in this course. From getting up on the board to finding your balance, everything is included here. That way you get amazing surf practice, and you get to surf some curves.

If you feel that you are skilled enough and paddling on the board is not a problem for you, then the Basic Sessions are just right for you. Experienced surfers will also have fun surfing here.

The Advance Sessions are for those who are already used to surfing in the river or already know how to do a deepwater launch (launch directly from the water).

For a detailed description of the individual courses, visit the Offer page.

At the beginning of the basic course, the participants will be introduced to the safety concept and then a small lap will be swum in the river to get a feel for the water so that you can surf safely in Zurich. Afterwards the participants may try their hand at our beginner systems to practice standing up on our different systems and the balance on the board. Also the first turns can be surfed this way.

At all other courses, the participants will be instructed in the safety concept and then it's off to our SEPORSURF systems.

For a detailed description of each course, visit the course offerings page.

Important: The consumption of drugs, alcohol and medication is prohibited in the Riversurf.community. A good general state of health is a prerequisite.

A basic course or session lasts 2 hours with a maximum of 8 participants. If there are less than 4 participants, the duration is 1 hour.

An Advanced Session lasts 1 hour with a maximum of 4 participants.

Swimwear is best suited. We also recommend socks under the neoprene shoes for hygienic reasons.

  • You have to go directly to the bridge "Gasibrüggli" between Oberengstringen and Schlieren. The meeting point is 200 meters above the bridge, directly at the water on the Schlieren side (near Gaswerkstrasse 9, 8952 Schlieren). Come directly to the river! Please be at the location 30 minutes before the start of your session.
  • Or simply copy the following coordinates into the Google search engine. (47.404188, 8.461804)
  • If you come by car, you can either park downstream at the next bridge (Langwisenstrasse 14a, 8103 Unterengstringen) or in Oberengstringen (Kirchweg 115, 8102 Oberengstringen). Both parking lots are approx. 10-15 minutes' walk away and have several parking spaces.
  • Bath towel and swimwear, that's all. (It's best to put on your swimwear already at home).
  • We provide the surfboard, wetsuit, neoprene shoes and helmets.
  • You can also bring your own equipment (surfboard, wetsuit, etc.)
  • Something small to drink and eat, surfing makes you hungry. On cold days it is advisable to have a warm tea with you.
  • Please be at the meeting point 30 minutes before your session.

Not always. We do not surf during high water or dangerous conditions (storms and lightning). In this case you will receive a cancellation by e-mail or SMS at least 3 hours before your session. You will then have the opportunity to rebook your session.

It is also possible that a winch session booked by you will be exchanged for a bungee session or a SeporFlow session due to too much water flow, or that a bungee session and a SeporFlow session will be exchanged for a winch session due to too little water flow. Our offer takes place in nature and we have to adapt to it. We therefore ask for your understanding.

If there are less than 2 participants, we reserve the right to cancel the course. In this case you will receive a cancellation by e-mail or SMS at least 3 hours before your session. You will then have the opportunity to rebook your session. It's best to always come in pairs 😉

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