- ABOUT THE SPOT
Wakeboarding in Neue Donau, Danube Riber, Vienna Austria
One very popular sport in Vienna is wakeboarding. Although it is kind of weird to perform such an extreme sport in the Austrian capital, since Vienna has no sea around or even near, wakeboarding is being practiced in Neue Danub (New Danube). There is a Rixen cableway system with a 4 pole system that has a length of 832 m /2729 ft long and lately since 2010 at a staggering height of 11 m /36 ft above the ground.
At Neue Danub, there are also wake-boarding courses taking place so there are small and large ramp units that provide the courses with the right variation. There are more obstacles to come at the next years. The weather conditions at the site are suitable for wake-boarding. Average wind blows from the west, west-northwest and southeast with an average speed of 8 knots (≤ 14 kph).
The air temperature varies depending on the season and ranges between averages of 8 – 20 °C/46.4 – 68°F. The river is very long and the width varies so you may come along a lot of other wake-boarders and many other athletes. Around and on the lift you will find schools and shops that with their experienced and friendly staff are ready to serve you. Don’t miss the opportunity to try wake-boarding at Neue Danub.