UPSTREAMSURFING redefines the urban surf concept: using the natural river bed flow this device is able to pull the surfer without energy costs. The completely green system allows wake-surf practitioners to be dragged by a cable connected to a pulley, all this requiring only a few minutes to be installed.
The essential ingredients? A river with at least 5 km/h flow speed, a bridge where to fix the driving system and some friends to share the urban surf session with!
The creators of this truly innovative system have recently started a fundraising and pre sale campaign for Up Stream Surfing!
The urban surf system is completely independent and non-invasive: once you’ve finished your wake-surf session, it’ll take you just a few minutes to get it off and leave everything as it was before.
But how does it work exactly? The eco-friendly solution uses a submarine veil attached to the bridge, actioned by surfers to share the session with. The pulley system connected with Up Stream Surfing increases up to 4 times the speed of the other end of the cable, draining the surfer for a 300 m distance and with a maximum speed up to 45 km/h. The river flow requirements are 1.2 meters depth and 8 meters width.
UPSTREAMSURFING has been tested in different catchment areas between Switzerland, Germany and Austria, but the intention of the creator Simon Ra Garben is to diffuse it in the entire world and mostly in those places far from the sea, where surf can hardly be practiced every day. If you’d like to help the inventors, give your support to the crowdfunding campaign by clicking here.