Finland

Finland

Europe
LAST UPDATED 11/08/2010
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Level of surfing

Beginner

Quality of surf

Average

Call code

358

Net code

.f

Area

338578

Coastline

1 km

Climate

Cold temperate; potentially subarctic in the north but comparatively mild in the south due to maritime influence.

Hazards

Extreme Cold, Severe Storms, Difficult Access

Best Months

September - February

Population

5205668

Currency

Originally the Finnish mark (Markk Wugga). It was changed to the euro in 2

Time Zone

UTC+2

Special Requirements

Limited Surfing Supplies Available

Surfing

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Kite Surfing by Jemiweb

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 Lithuania 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.

 

 

 

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