Nov 27, 2013

HS Update I

So we have had quite a few nice days in Hvide Sande during the last  2 weeks or so.
The spot has changed a lot during the last few years due to the construction of a new pier/harbor wall that allows bigger ships to enter the harbor.
In the good old days , the smaller harbor wall  provided great windsurf conditions with North westerly winds, the waves would turn a bit allowing a more sideshore  approach allthough the wind was cross-onshore. The smaller pier also allowed for some great surfconditions

During the construction of the pier , we expierenced some  great waves between the old and the new pier. A sort of protected bassin with a well working left hand wave.
A few shots of the left hand wave...

After the construction work has finished this wave has gradually deterioated, leaving us with a few more anwsers the questions.
I will try and summarize the conditions below, feel free to post your own comment if you feel like I am missing out on something

At the moment there are 3 diffrent waves that work in their own way

The good old spot  with  the smaller piers

The new bigger piers and location of the 3 spots

Spot 1: aka "Betweens" . A lefthand wave that delivered great conditions during the pier construction . But now more seldomly works. But every know and again you will see the left rolling.
You will be able to se  the swell comming in but mostly in ends in a pretty intense shorebreak wave.
Hopefully this will wave will start to work more often during the winter
The wave starts breaking really close to the pier wich makes the takeoff spot quite narrow. this means that the spot doesn't handle a lot of people and demands a well working line-up.

Spot 2: Almost at the end of the pier, it takes a little paddle to get there. But there is a reward,  with a bigger north westerly swell you will see bigger set waves steepening up and starting to break here. It is a great wave For SUP but it often lacks real power for more advanced short board surfing.
Great fun on he sup as you will get some nice long rides
Blog Author enjoying spot 2

Spot 3: A punchy beach break wave that can deliver some fun conditions. Often the conditions here are a little more caotic  compared to the other two waves . It requires a little more work to stay in position here , but often you will get a lot of waves.
A few very recent shots of Lars on his JP-sup

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