Arctic Ocean
LAST UPDATED 01/12/2007
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3,218 km


Temperate in south with cold, cloudy winters and cool


Extreme Cold, Severe Storms, Difficult Access

Best Months

October - December




Swedish Krona (SEK)

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Special Requirements

Private Beaches


NASA: Baltic Sea in Winter; 2005

Surf in the Baltic is a very fickle thing indeed. The body of water itself is certainly sizeable enough to have a wave generated within it but the general disposition and placement of islands and plunging fiords manages to attentuate all but the strongest systems in the area. For any of the reefs and points around Sweden to work, you really need a depression to stall in the area and just lay down some energy.

Rare points everywhere will be firing in this environment, it's just a matter of finding where is offshore and running with it. The swell window for this is really not just December to January, it's a rare event that may only happen once every two or three Decembers. Make no mistake though, any surf surrounded by coastline such as this will be a defining moment in your history of surfing experience.

what to pack

Pupils info: Some folded scarves, 20 December 2005

Be prepared for all kinds of weather in Sweden. You might be lucky, and have warm sunny weather and 25 °C, or it might be cold, wet and windy. Pack according to the season, but basically, the warmer, the better, though temperatures can vary greatly during the day, so bring also some slightly thinner clothes. Bring windproof and waterproof clothes, warm jerseys and sturdy walking shoes for all seasons, as well as warm underwear.

As usual, bring all medical things u need with you. You won't regret a plenty of cold weather gear! Your camera and all the equipment you'd need for it, plus a good waterproof bags that will also prevent your gear from getting frozen.

Sunglasses and protective sun lotion, as well as a good repellent. All the gear if you plan to camp: a good sleeping bag and tent that are good for very low temp; special gas container u can use for heating food and water; a sturdy backpack or a cargo pack with a good daypack.

Pretty much everything can be bought and not only in big cities.

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