|Of course, you need a decent surf car to go to Hoddevik. Øystein Garfors, my brother, at the wheel.|
|The beach from Mosekleivhornet, the mountain|
to the north.
Maybe it should be. Hoddevik is a tiny village (find it on Google maps and on Visit Norway's map with much more detail) on Stadlandet, a peninsula which marks the spot where the Norwegian coast turns eastwards. It is one of the places in Norway, and therefore the world, where you have "the most weather." Waves, storms, sun, hurricanes, sleet, breeze, rain, snow, hail, very fresh air and wind. And rapid changes between all of the above.
|My brother, Øystein. He can actually surf.|
As a buffer between the land and the furious ocean, there is a beach with the fine and soft white sand you would normally expect to find in Samoa, Marshall Islands or Kiribati. What the hell is it doing here? It either got lost or just wanted a little more excitement than is to be expected in the Pacific Ocean. Because excitement you will experience. Some surfers from around the world
|I cannot. But I had a great time learning. Or trying to learn.|
To stay there won't cost the world either, between 250 and 300 NOK, depending on the length of your stay. Surf classes are offered and equipment can be purchased or hired.
|This vessel had no problem passing Stadlandet peninsula. But in the winter, the weather is so extreme that|
a lot of vessels have to wait for days to get calm enough seas to be able to pass. It is so bad that
the world's first ship tunnel will be built through the peninsula to let vessels pass regardless
of the weather.