Sunday, August 19, 2007

5 good reasons for choosing Denmark as windsurf destination

I received this email from my friend Beatrice Wuthrich and I'm happy to share, also because I got so many videos to edit that I won't be able to post anything too soon...
Thanks Bea for the report!

1. Surf of all kinds
Denmark’s coastline is so varied that all windsurfers can find somewhere to suit their skills and moods. Whether you’re a windsurf freak, or just looking for a playground where you can hang out with other windsurfers, or looking for a calm bay without too many spectators. You can even find some waves for surfing but don't expect too many days of glassy conditions.

2. Lots of room
There’s plenty of space and great places where you won’t get too close to swimmers or flocks of other windsurfers. There is also normally room on the beach for your equipment and you won’t need to lock your board up when you go to lunch.

3. Lots of scope in the same area
People travelling in a group often want different things from a windsurfing holiday. In Denmark, distance is not a problem and you can often find places with towering waves and shallow fjords or lakes in the same area. For example, at Klitmøller, wave fanatics windsurf along the coast of Klitmøller or Hamburg Bay and less experienced windsurfers have fun at Vandet Sø.

At Hvide Sande and all the way along Holmsland Klit, experienced windsurfers can surf from the coast in the North Sea, and speed windsurfers or less experienced windsurfers can enjoy themselves in the shallows of Ringkøbing Fjord.

4. More time on the water and less in the car
In Denmark, you can always find a stretch of coast with optimal wind conditions and can switch from one coast to another without spending hours in a car. Nowhere in Denmark is more than 45 minutes from the water.

5. You need wind…
The westerlies are what really count when calculating wind statistics – especially in the spring and summer, when the wind from the west creates really challenging, demanding conditions.

A few more photos.

This post has also a topic on my forum.

Oh, and Sharon just posted quite a good post you guys should check out too.


Jeroensurf said...

Denmark is sweet, but you could take the same pics and comments about French Brittany

Anonymous said...

And another reason: the beautiful Danes. On my first visit, at 17, I walked around Copenhagen trying as hard as I could not to step on my own tongue. No use.

cammar said...

send me pics and comments!

you're Den right.
Danish girls, second only to the brazilian ones in my personal ranking.

Anonymous said...

who said anything about girls?

cammar said...

I did.