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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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 Valnäs, Nord Koster

Sweden

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 Access

Ferry from Stromstad, then short drive north.

English (Translate this text in English): Ferry from Stromstad, then short drive north.

English (Translate this text in English): Ferry from Stromstad, then short drive north.

English (Translate this text in English): Ferry from Stromstad, then short drive north.

DistanceTake a car

WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)

Easy to find?OK

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Valnäs, Nord Koster

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomFlat rocks with sand

PowerFast, Powerful

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionWest, SouthWest

Good wind directionSouthWest, South, SouthEast, East

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+

Best tide positionLow and mid tide

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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 Additional Information

Respect the environment here as everywhere you go.

English (Translate this text in English): Respect the environment here as everywhere you go.

English (Translate this text in English): Respect the environment here as everywhere you go.

English (Translate this text in English): Respect the environment here as everywhere you go.

Atmosphere

Clean and powerful, a rarity in Sweden. Probably the most consistent spot in this surfstarved land. Best conditions in a southwest or west swell with light winds between south and east. Also OK with southwest winds. Beautiful nature and sunsets.

English (Translate this text in English): Clean and powerful, a rarity in Sweden. Probably the most consistent spot in this surfstarved land. Best conditions in a southwest or west swell with light winds between south and east. Also OK with southwest winds. Beautiful nature and sunsets.

English (Translate this text in English): Clean and powerful, a rarity in Sweden. Probably the most consistent spot in this surfstarved land. Best conditions in a southwest or west swell with light winds between south and east. Also OK with southwest winds. Beautiful nature and sunsets.

English (Translate this text in English): Clean and powerful, a rarity in Sweden. Probably the most consistent spot in this surfstarved land. Best conditions in a southwest or west swell with light winds between south and east. Also OK with southwest winds. Beautiful nature and sunsets.

General

I love it!

English (Translate this text in English): I love it!

English (Translate this text in English): I love it!

English (Translate this text in English): I love it!

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By Anonymous , 01-09-2007

any waves to see? - has anyone been sufing in koster this summer?? be great to hear from someone.like to take alook at the spot myself:)

By Paul , 11-10-2006

Bodybord lysekil - hey!! i will like to know if koster öarna is a good please for bodyborders,thats my espaciallity, i live in Lysekil, so its near to. Well i hope that someone can answer. are you a bodyborder ?

By anna , 24-08-2005

NordKoster - hey, there is no hostel on koster but it won't be hard to find a place to live after the summer seson, check out the camping , milton stugbyar (small cabins) or kosterbaden(expensive). anyway good luck and hope to see some surfer out on the island in the fall... / anna

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