Battle for the Graz Wave – Austria
The rendering looked impressive. As part of the upgrading of the Mur to an accessible local recreation area, a surfing and kayaking wave with a whitewater area was to be created in the middle of Graz city center near the Murinsel. In April 2019, the then black-blue city government under Mayor Siegfried Nagl (ÖVP) presented the plans. With the help of concrete channels yet to be built, constant river surfing should be made possible not far from the striking Schlossberg. For the project with the up to two meter high surfable wave, 1.7 million euros were estimated.