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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Iceland

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Not known as a surf destination, but waves are here...
Location: Northern Europe, island between the Greenland Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, northwest of the UK
Geographic coordinates: 65 00 N, 18 00 W
Coastline: 4,988 km
Climate: temperate; moderated by North Atlantic Current; mild, windy winters; damp, cool summers
Terrain: mostly plateau interspersed with mountain peaks, icefields; coast deeply indented by bays and fiords
Natural hazards: earthquakes and volcanic activity
Currency: Icelandic krona (ISK)

Location: Northern Europe, island between the Greenland Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, northwest of the UK
Geographic coordinates: 65° 0' N, 18° 0' W
Coastline km: 4,970 km km
Climate: temperate; moderated by North Atlantic Current; mild, windy winters; damp, cool summers
Terrain: mostly plateau interspersed with mountain peaks, icefields; coast deeply indented by bays and fiords
Elevation: lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m highest point: Hvannadalshnukur 2,110 m (at Vatnajokull glacier)
Natural hazards: earthquakes and volcanic activity
Currency: Icelandic krona (ISK)
Population: 301,931 (July 2007 est.)
Languages: Icelandic, English, Nordic languages, German widely spoken
Capital: Reykjavik
Divisions: 8 regions: Austurland, Hofudhborgarsvaedhi, Nordhurland Eystra, Nordhurland Vestra, Sudhurland, Sudhurnes, Vestfirdhir, Vesturland

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Quality Direction Type Frequ Experience
Brimurð - / -
Pros or kamikaze only...
Evan's Reef 3 / -
Right Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Eyvik 1 / -
Right and left Beach-break Beginners wave
Garður 3 / -
Right and left Reef-rocky All surfers
Grindavik Antenas - / -
Right Point-break Experienced surfers
Grindavik Lighthouse 4 / -
Right and left Experienced surfers
Grótta 3 / -
Right and left Reef-rocky All surfers
Hafnarfjordur Beach&Reef - / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Hafnir 2 / -
Right Beach-break Experienced surfers
Porlackshöfn 7 / -
Right Point-break Experienced surfers
Sandvik 11 / -
Experienced surfers
Vik Reef 7 / -
Right Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
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By Chris Burns , 05-08-2010

S.A.L.T - Surfer Agro Lacking Tolerance - In a world where there's no shortage of hatred and bigotry, we have yet another group to add to the list of those promoting hatred - S.A.L.T.

By Anonymous , 02-08-2010

Surfing in Iceland - Hi there
Check out www.adventurebox.is and www.surf.is
These guys provide private guidance and rental.

By Xosmo , 21-02-2010

Looking for local info - Going to Reykjavik next week, and I'm hoping for at least one day of surf. Looking for locals to give me some inside info on the breaks, and maybe even someone to surf with? Any help is appreciated!

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