More than 100 surfers hit the wave each day (even at night) to train for the yearly Munich Surf Open. A testament to Eisbach's quality: Munich continues to produce the best river surfers in the world.
As boards get easily damaged, there's no place to hire one, but you can find surf stores in the center of town. There's Santoloco and Surferspirit, which also give lessons.
It's in Venetians' blood: they live on water, travel on water and paddle on water. To them, a SUP boga board is just another style of gondola.
Venice is hot ticket for SUP fans.
Founded by local Eliana Argine, SUP In Venice will take you through the city's maze of canals on a two-hour guided tour across Venice's secret waterways, passing major sites, such as the Church of the Miracles.
The meeting point is a small shop near San Marco Square. Bear in mind it's forbidden to wear swimsuits in Venice away from the beach, so it's best stick to a shirt and surf trousers.
Eliana also organizes honeymoon SUP tours and runs a SUP school out of Venice's Lido, at Pachuka Beach.
On July 7, more than 100 paddlers from all over the world will take part in the Surfin' Venice parade along Canal Grande to San Marco Basin.
Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain
An international winter sun destination -- though not geographically Europe -- we couldn't leave the Canary Islands off our list.
With more than 150 beaches, it's considered Europe's Hawaii: big and dangerous surf guaranteed.
Popular for fast breaking, shallow, hollow reef breaks, if there's a good swell with an offshore wind there are tons of great tubes to ride.
Lying just 90 kilometers from the African Coast, its desert-like scenery offers an exotic kick.
Warm climates all year round make Fuerteventura an ideal location for all levels of surfers.
Professional schools are scattered across the island, founded by surf addicts and instructors, mostly foreigners.
Among these are Flag Beach and Nalu Surf School, which offer accommodation and surf tours.
If you'd rather stay at a surf camp, one of the best on the island is Star Surf Camps Fuerteventura, which features everything you'll need for a complete surf holiday.