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Nordic by nature – surfing in the Baltic

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Last week I have been in Rostock, northern Germany. And since I was starring the whole week at the sea and there is no escape to visit Philipp and Raissa in their lovely Surfcamp in Tenerife in sight I started checking out the local surf spots.

Obviously there are a lot more surf spots in the Baltic but as usually in surfer’s life locals first 😉

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Here you find a best off list of the Baltic surf spots:

  • Pruchten (Fischland-Darss, Shallow Bay): Low tide area for west till east swell, sea grass fin recomended
  • Schaprode (Rügen, Shallow Bay Schaprode): Stand up area for heaters by south till north swell, sea grass fin obligatory
  • Dranske (Rügen, Shallow Bay Wiek): Low tide area suitable for all swells, stand up area, sea grass fin obligatory
  • Altenkirchen (Rügen, Baltic Sea): Wave spot for northeast till southeast swell, waves up to 2m
  • Polchow (Rügen, Shallow Bay): Low tide area suitable for westerly winds, 50m stand up area, sea grass fin obligatory
  • Lobbe (Rügen/peninsula Mönchgut, Baltic sea): Spot for northeast till southeast swells, 100m stand up area
  • Neureddevitz (Rügen, Shallow Bay): Low tide area for west till south swells, 50m stand up area
  • Loissin (Shallow Bay Greifswald): Stand up area 800m, mobile by east till west swells
  • Ludwigsburg (Shallow Bay Greifswald): Stand up area, mobile by west till north swells
  • Lubmin (Shallow Bay Greifswald): Waves up to 3m, mobile by east till west swell
  • Trassenheide (Usedom): Wave spot for north till east swell, waves up to 2m
  • Zinnovitz (Usedom): Wave spot for northwest till east swell, waves up to 2m
  • Zempin (Usedom): Wave spot for southwest till northeast swell, waves up to 2m
  • Bansin, Heringsdorf, Ahlbeck (Usedom): Wave spot for northwest till northeast swell, waves up to 2m, low on parking facilities
  • Lütow (Achterwasser): Wave spot for northwest till northeast swell, waves up to 2m

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Surfing in the Baltic Sea – especially now in autumn and winter – offers some special challenges. Warnemünde will never be Tenerife, so a thick wetsuit, cap and shoes are simply basic equipment.

We have to keep in mind conditions too. On certain winds we would have to go to certain spots or areas and maybe have to change the spot during the day. A little bit of reading on this topic and trying out might seem futile but forums or local surfers will answer your questions only partially.

1 Comment

  1. Benny says:

    *bookmarked.

    Thank you for this gorgeous article. Finally someone who confirms that there actually are surfable waves at the German coasts. My life makes sense again 😛

    Is there a similar overview of the North Sea? (for I’m not very fond of forums)

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