Denmark

Denmark

Europe
LAST UPDATED 20/11/2007
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Level of surfing

Beginner

Quality of surf

Average

Call code

45

Net code

dk

Area

43094

Coastline

7,314 km

Climate

Temperate; humid and overcast; mild, windy winters and cool summers

Hazards

Overcrowded Surf Breaks

Best Months

November - January

Population

5470919

Currency

Danish Krone (DKK) Danish kroner per US dollar - 5.9468 (2006)

Time Zone

Central European Time (UTC+1) Central European Summer Time (UTC+2)

Special Requirements

None

surfing

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Henrik Jessen: The Great Belt Fixed Link; 2006

Denmark makes the most of her shore line with some fun beachbreaks. Its all mainly windswell dependent unfortunately with December to February offering the best chance of a decent swell to build up during that time. This is winter of course in the Northern Hemisphere and you may be surfing with snow on the beach - everyone should do this at least once in their lives.

There are a number of piers and groynes that have been constructed along the beach and these have served to actually pool the sandbanks in various places offering what can sometimes be a very good wave. 

The odd storm cell that threads its way from Scotland and spins away in the near landlocked body of water to the north of Belgium will offer a few rare gems along the coast. Bring everything you have made of rubber for this trip. 

what to pack

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C├ędric: The model used by the Swiss military; 10 May 2005

February is generally the coldest month of the year, but even if you go in summer it's still a good idea to pack  something against rain and cold. If you taking a tent, check its waterproofness first and it applies to almost all the gear you taking with you (ex. water-resistant bagpack and boots). Nothing special required as pretty much everything you can by there, just keep in mind that it will be quite expensive (in some cases - very expensive, such as rentinng a bike or sheets in youth hostels).

A wheeled bag is usually the best unless you're backpacking, the distances you have to carry your luggage at some of the train stations and airports can be quite far.

Remember to take a voltage adapter that has the different plugs with it.

…Nearly forgot! Waterproof camerabag! You don’t want to lose all your pictures, do you?..

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