Surf the Perfect Norwegian Wave

Surfing is the original for board sports. Snowboarding, kitesurfing, windsurfing and skateboarding all have their roots in wave surfing. You have to learn the original – of course you should learn how to wave surf! It will take a little time and it will take some will power, but everybody can learn how to “walk on water”. Did you know that both the summer season and the winter season are great for surfing in Norway?

Surfer with black and green wetsuit riding the wave


In Sandve, approximately 40 minutes’ drive from Park Inn by Radisson Haugesund Airport Hotel, there are absolutely fantastic conditions for wave surfing and kitesurfing. No wonder this place has become so popular among surfers.

The topography in the bottom of the ocean creates surf waves that breaks perfectly and during the summer surfers make pilgrimage from the whole region to find the perfect wave. The strong winds and the open water even makes the winter to a high season for those surfers looking for some more “wind in their sail”. Choose between Sandvesanden, Åkrasanden, Sandhåland or Mjølhus.

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Windsurfing board with sail

The beaches of Jær

Norway’s best conditions for surfing are along the beaches of Jær. Both the summer season and the winter season are terrific for surfing. The long beaches in Jær are naturally made for surfing. If you are a new beginner, you should check out the Solastranden, Hellestø, Sele, Bore and Brusand/Ogna, an all-time favorite amongst surfers. During the summer, the waters are calm and flat. Are you of the more experienced kind, come here during the fall or winter and you will get higher and tougher waves.

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