Norway – Surfing in Hoddevik and Ervik
It sounds crazy when people speak about surfing in Norway, and without doubt it is a little wild. Norway is rather popular for first class wintersports than for watersport activities. Not many people know about the secret spot in Norway where you actually go surfing during the whole year. With perfect conditions, great wind and hardly any people this is definitely a perfect spot for any surfer. This mysterious place is called Stadlandet, a peninsula situated in the western part of Norway in between the bays of Sildegap and Vanylvsfjord. Extreme weather conditions ensure impressive waves for more than 100 days per year. However, one can not compare Norway to South France. Norway is calmer and the rough climate can be quite challenging for water sports enthusiasts. But if you go to Hoddevik or Ervik (2 places on the peninsula of Stadlandet), you will be amazed by the breathtaking landscape with beautiful sandy beaches and enormous green rocks.
Since there are hardly any kind of public transportation to Stadlandet, we recommend to rent a car. If you travel from Oslo or Bergen you have to plan around 8 hours drive, from Alesund it it takes more or less 4 hours by car.
Due to the small villages, there are only limited accomodation possibilities. If you don’t travel with a campervan, you can enjoy a great stay at Surf Camp Stadt in Hoddevik.
For everyone who needs a day off from surfing: Get yourself a Longboard – the curvy and deserted streets offer a spectacular downhill experience.