The activity on the river always pulls a crowd and is very popular with photographers looking for something unusual. The first indication that something interesting is going on is the line of people leaning over the bridges parapet
Changing perspective to look up at the bridge it becomes quite apparent
It is quite a strange site seeing surfers queuing to ride a wave with people watching from a couple of meters above them, with the backdrop of a stone bridge
from this angle the speed and action of the wave are difficult to comprehend, however, when looking down the "use" becomes very visible
The colour of the water gives away the fact that this is not Bondi Beach, heavy rain in the alps has turned all the rivers brown recently. This overhead view also provides a good vantage point to capture the waiting surfers
A more conventional viewpoint captured the intense looks of the waiting surfers
The only drawback of this location is that it can be a long walk back to the bridge if a surfer gets swept away
An unusual use of a building, if I am allowed to call a bridge a building.