Surfing in Denmark
Denmark is a very flat country with a steep slopping coast. Most Danish islands are uninhabited and are located in the Baltic Sea. The country possesses many lakes and rivers which are ideal for wind and kite surfing.
A large number of fishing villages found on the coast are built in a traditional way and make the landscape very picturesque. These old villages, where old sailing ships anchor in the harbours, are ideal places to relax and chill out. The natural surroundings are wonderful and offer the visitor many opportunities to discover new things.
Sports minded people can also find a large amount of possibilities as many areas have a good variety of leisure and sporting activities. In short Denmark has something to offer to every kind of traveller and is easily reachable with short journeys from most European capitals.
The population is very friendly and welcoming. Surfing in Denmark is quiet undeveloped and its coastal regions are rarely used by surfers and are mostly undiscovered.
The climate in Denmark is mild; usually the summers are long and warm. Dunes, dikes and sandbanks defend the Danish west coast from the heavy North Sea storms.
The months of January and February are, with an average temperature of -3 to 2 degrees, the coldest.
July and August are, as in the rest of Europe, the hottest months of the year. During the summer months the temperatures are between 14-22 degrees. Additionally during May, June and July the sun shines up to eight hours a day.
A totally different picture can be found during the winter months, in which you can count on approximately 17 days of rain per month.
Every year, the amount of surfers going to Denmark, with its isolated beaches and beautiful landscape, is rising all the time.
The winter months from September till May are, as far surfing, the best months, but due to the very cold water, only suitable for the hard core surfer. In the summer however you find very pleasant temperatures and booties and gloves can be left at home.
Best season for Beginner: May - September
Best season for advanced surfers: September – May
Crowd factor: High in the summer months, very low in the winter months
Scheduled flights operate regularly from all major European airports to Copenhagen. National can be taken to the airports of: Århus, Aalborg, Billund, Esbjerg, Karup, Odense, Skive, Sønderborg, Thisted and Rønne. The smaller islands of Læsø, Samsø and Anholt can be reached by Air taxi from Roskilde.
Direct ferry lines from Germany operate from Puttgarden and Rostock to the east Danish islands Lolland and Falster as well as to Rødby and Gedser. Regular connections from Norway can be found from Kristiansand and Larvik to Hirtshals (ca. 3 hours and 30 min).
Denmark is easily accessible from most European countries either by train, bus or car.