If so, they were probably in a state of euphoric inebriation after Germany won the 2014 World Cup.
Congratulations, Glückwünsche, Gratulation, und Gratulieren! The Brazilians were even happy! May the good will between the Latin and the Germanic continue in the Indonesian lineups!
I recall the first time I met a German surfer in Bali, which was about thirty years ago, back when Germany was still East and West and divided by the Berlin Wall. It was one of those time-slip whaaaa? moments because a German surfer just didn’t compute. Germans, surfing? Weren’t they a landlocked country? Well, no, there’s the Baltic Sea, but it’s mostly mud flats. North German surfers go to Danish islands (so says Google, anyhow, but sometimes I think they’re all here in Bali).
Anyway, this guy, I forget his name, he’d lived in France and went surfing there.