58° 47’ 51” N – 17° 47’ 43” E
Winter Surfing /
Through the snow out into the water
Even the thought of winter surfing in the brackish water of the Swedish Baltic Sea is testimony to enthusiasm at an elite level. Torö is as far from a surfer’s paradise as you can possibly get. The Baltic Sea is really too small of an inner sea to be able to create sufficient waves and the southwest wind that is required must first pass half a nation before it reaches the small shore south of Stockholm. In addition, it is usually only in the overlap between autumn and winter that there is enough wind.
A few degrees above zero in the air, perhaps just as warm in the water and an icy snow covering over the stony shore that then forms a seabed that is just as uncomfortable. It was here that Swedish wave surfing was born and it is here that there is a (unofficial) national championship each year. An event where everyone knows each other, where everyone dreams about sun and motivation is the key factor.
No 16 WINTER SURFING / TORÖ
GOOD TO KNOW
- Activity: Wave surfing
- Location: Torö Stenstrand in Örens Nature Reserve.
- Season: October-March for winter surfing.
- Degree of difficulty: Everyone is welcome.
- Other facts: Torö Stenstrand works best with a south to southwest wind. The winds should be over 10 m per second and wave height should approach one metre.
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