The wave is right next to one of the oldest clubs in Munich called P1, founded as a Jazz Club for GIs after WW2 and made famous by celebrities like Freddy Mercury in the 1970s (apparently, Mick Jagger got kicked out). Above P1 is one of the best Art Galleries in Germany called Haus der Kunst.
Whilst the Munich jet set rubs shoulders, you can find people surfing outside at pretty much all hours of the day and into the night.
Until 2010 it was illegal to surf the wave, now it has become a major tourist attraction and a sight for tourist guides to make their excursions more colourful. Surfing the wave does not come without dangers you should be an experienced surfer if you want to have a go, due to the shallow water and big concrete boulders in the stream (which are essential for the creation of the wave) accidents happen fairly regularly.
Some claim it to be the oldest standing wave being surfed in the world, that's hard to prove and there are others but for sure it is the most famous. Several Surfing World champions have attempted to have a go and even they have struggled to get to grips with it. Legend is that Kelly Slater got booted off the wave and was told to leave by locals. Bavarians have their ways.