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This time in our Surf Roundup: #146 ROUNDUP: Surfing – Surfing in Norway! Who needs Jaws, Mavericks and Dungeons?

When we think Norway, we think Black Metal. True grim norsk frostbitten from the inverted mountains of the Grishnakh and so on. Our second thought however leads us to the topic of this blog post: surfing. Surfing in Norway is not a dumb idea as it may sound. It is rather a pretty good alternative to the run of the mill sandy beach bikini thing. The Gulf brings reasonably cold water to the coasts so that you can surf all year long without losing your tiptoes to frostbite.

In our roundup we featured the best videos of coldwater surfing in Norway.

Due to the geographic location the days in winter are pretty short. This means not much time to dive into the waves. And the weather can be pretty rough but we all know that there is not bad weather just unsuitable clothes.



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Jussi Korkeela and Niko Lehtola are two friends from Pori, Finland. They travel 800 miles north (!) to Tamokdalen to find a surfing spot. Yet they find not sport for surfing but a good one for snowboarding.

Maybe this is a documentary about friendship between two fellas and between man and nature. Or about passion towards boardsports. Hard to define and doesn’t have to be defined. The stoke is definitely there. Hope you enjoy. (source)


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The Lofoten archipelago in north Norway is as remote as an area can be. Just perfect to go surfing, right? And when the night falls and the northern lights light up the sky you know you’re at the right spot.

Almost 50 years ago, a Norwegian surfer named Thor shaped his first surfboard to ride the frigid waves of Unstad Bay. It didn’t go very well. But since, with the advance of travel and neoprene, Norwegian surfers have built an unlikely surf paradise in those Lofoten Islands. Pat Millin has become a frequent visitor, braving the remoteness and the weather for a slice of the Nordic surf scene. This is his tale. (source)

Valhalla’s Coast

We leave you with two absolutely gorgeous on demand videos. You should definetely watch “North of the Sun” and “Bjørnøya”.

Inge Wegge (25) and Jørn Ranum (22) spent nine months of cold, Norwegian winter in the isolated and uninhabited bay of a remote, arctic island by the coast of Northern-Norway, facing nothing but the vast Atlantic Ocean. There they built a cabin out of driftwood and other cast-off materials that washed up on shore, and ate expired food the stores would otherwise have thrown away. But the boys brought with them two items of utmost importance: Their surfboards – perhaps their biggest motivation for the arctic adventure. Because the remote bay holds a well kept secret; Some of the worlds finest surfing waves. (source)

North of the sun

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Three brothers set out on a very special trip together. Motivated by the classic surfer’s relentless quest for the perfect wave, they travel to the remote Norwegian island of Bjørnøya. Lugging a surfboard, snowboard, paraglider and various other equipment they transform the challenging nature of Bjørnøya into their own playground. The brothers find their ice-cold waves and precipitous slopes, and we get the chance to join in on the excitement of shredding arctic snow and cruising the ice cold waves. (source)

Bjørnøya / Bear Island

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More surf videos can be found on our Vimeo surf channel: here!

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