Breathtaking, cold, empty and open to Arctic swells, Norway's wave battered coastline is a rare surfing frontier. Facing north-west a south-easterly is predominately offshore. Strong winds and short period swells dominate but the varied geography can accommodate multiple options. The lack of daylight in winter, when the best swell arrives is an intractable issue. The flip-side being almost continuous light throughout the summer. Really only surfed in since the 1990s as wetsuit technology developed, there now exists a thriving little surfing community, but with little infrastructure in terms of surf shops or hire centres.