Ukraine

Ukraine

Europe
LAST UPDATED 08/09/2008
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Level of surfing

Beginner

Quality of surf

Average

Call code

380

Net code

ua

Area

603628

Coastline

2,782 km

Climate

Temperate Continental

Hazards

None

Best Months

November - December

Population

46372700

Currency

Hryvnia (UAH) hryvnia per US dollar - 5.05 (2007)

Time Zone

EET (UTC+2)

Special Requirements

Limited Surfing Supplies Available

surfing

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Petro Vlasenko: Bay of Sudak, Ukraine; 2006

With a total area of 436,400 square kilometres and depth of over 2000 metres in some places, there is easily enough space for persistant wind patterns to create rideable swell on this body of water. Naval battles have been fought here, empires born and lost on the shores. This area once maked the end of the civilised world as far as the Greeks were concerned. It marks the end of the popular definition of what surfing is all about as well. As surfers turn their eye towards places such as the Ukraine, real suprises are only now beginning to apear around rural villagess such as Saky - a new frontier awaits discovery.

what to pack

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Nordelch: Flashlight; 7 January 2005

Make sure you pack according to the season. Going in winter will require warm clothes, but rapid temperature drops are common so warm clothing is necessary even on hot summer days. Windproof and waterproof clothes will be good. 

As usual, bring all medical things u need with you, as in some remote parts of the country it can be difficult to get them. Bring your own anti-septic hand-showerstuff, because the toilets are not always very clean.

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.

In case you want to bring any electrical appliances with you, here is the system Ukraine uses: 220 volts. It is a round pin attachment plug, so see for yourself if you need an adapter.

Pretty much everything can be bought in Ukraine nowadays. But again, travelling to the remote areas, better to bring everything with you.

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