Evgenia from Switzerland
Mandatory equipment for the wave and the channel are helmet and vest. Shoes are recommended.
Be at the boatyard at least 30 minutes before the start of the first lesson! We need to get you geared up, explain the basics and get you on the wave. It's better to be early for your own open ride too, but that's up to you.
Reservations can be made up to 1 hour in advance. Valid reservations are a prerequisite for letting the water in. Before making a reservation, please make sure you are familiar with the conditions of the sports field and information about the current conditions (weather and equipment needed, access to the sports field, etc.). If less than 3 athletes are registered for a date, we reserve the right to cancel the date.
How to get there
That's where we start riding from, where we have changing rooms, showers, stored boards and boats, we have a gym and just a whole base. It's in Štvanica, right behind Mysic skate park, next to the tennis courts. This is where you go for yoga, beach, surfskate or a lecture. Exact location on what3words.
Unfortunately, it is not possible for anyone to enter the wave with dry feet through the Vltava Basin lock! Not even for spectators. Do not attempt to pass through the locks!! Only in exceptional cases (journalists) we are able to provide a one-time special permit. So for now it is only possible to watch the event from the bridge and the bank near the Hilton Hotel, see map.
We'll show you exactly how to get there in the first training lesson with the instructor. That's one of the reasons we do them. Meeting point is our shipyard, and that's where we'll show you the way for the first time. The route is marked on the map. You can walk down the rocks to the mooring along the shore. As you descend, there is a fence on the right hand side, which you go around to get to the pier. You then have to swim to the middle of the river and walk along the concrete wall for about 200 metres to the wave, where you can swim a short distance again. And the same way back.
As for all of them, it is not possible to pass through the locks (there is a heavy fine for this) from the Vltava River Basin. So you have to go down the rocks around the fence by the tennis courts (see map below). You can also come upstream from Palmovka or Karlín District. But please remember to make a reservation and pay in advance. You will be sure that the water will flow and at the same time you will be contributing to the canal so that we can continue to operate it.