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Winter Walls in Denmark

by on Tuesday 4th February, 2014   15972 Visits   Comments

Those countries facing the Baltic or North Seas are often neglected by mainstream surfing discourse, yet along the blustery cold, blustery coastlines of Denmark and Germany there are thriving communities of surfers who wear double the neoprene, but complain half as much.

Words by filmmaker, Felix Gansicke.

Binsurfen is a community from the North of Germany. Almost every single storm that hits our Baltic or North Sea coastlines is surfable, but as you can imagine, it never gets very warm. And you never get groundswell on our parts of the Baltic sea, only windswell. If the wind drops, the swell drops immediately too.

On the North Sea the situation is a little different, you get real swell! Mostly windswell, but sometimes before the storm and after there are superclean and big waves. So, we head up north quite often to see Denmark’s coastline. It is approximately a six to eight hour drive from Hamburg.

The swell must be mostly western. Usually it doesn’t get really big, but around two meter waves is a good average when forecast looks nice. The Danish coastline is like a good relationship: well balanced, you never know what you get. With a bit of luck you see some decent swell and a light offshore breeze. The locals are commonly nice. You don’t meet many. It is always German surfers that flood the spots.

 

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