When is the best surf?
Each season brings something special, winter, summer, spring and fall. Springtime (March-May) is good with lots of consistent swell and the days are getting longer and warmer with amazing light. The summer (June- August) is warmer with light 24/7 though the surf isn´t as consistent as the colder months but summer in Niceland brings out a lot of good things. The fall season (Sept-Nov) has lots of swell and nice weather conditions while winter cold weather is taking over. Wintertime (Dec-Feb) has lots of big swells, amazing light and northern lights to light up the darkness. We surf all year here in Iceland and we can tell you it is not cold!
Highest water temperatures are during late summer and the fall season with temperatures ranging from 10-14°C. In wintertime the lowest temperatures are around 3-5°C and always colder up north then down south. In spring season and early summer the sea temperatures are 6-9°C. This is nothing to worry about, good gear and some basic know how and knowledge will make this an easy and fun experience.
We are in the search for the best wetsuit on the market for Icelandic conditions, from 4/3 to 6/5/4´s. Warmth, flexibility, duration, performance and comfort… At the moment we are trying out some different suits and seeking out new things, the best for our conditions. 5-7mm booties and 2mm-5mm gloves depends on the seasons, good surf boards and accessories. A way to test and promote good quality gear with people from all over the world in one of the roughest and toughest spots the planet has to offer. All this equipment has been tried and tested for Icelandic conditions or is in the process of qualifying for the job. All our wetsuits are replaced after two seasons and we seek out to be able to serve our clients the same gear and equipment we choose to use ourselves.
Can I rent a surfboard?
We have a range of surfboards for our customers and traveling surfers. We have longboards, Minimal´s, Shortboards and fish shapes. Surfboards and wet suits are up for rent when available. We also have surfboards that are part of our Arctic Surfers:Test Lab project. Performance boards in different shapes and sizes, crafted by shapers from different parts of the world. Different boards for different conditions. As you know there is always the right tool for the job. You don´t eat soup with a fork…
Our trips are designed for the intermediate (meaning the “average” surfer) to expert surfer.
This is not a beginners surf course, basic skills are required. We are always keen on giving good tips and pointers, if we are the better surfer. We do take beginners and do surf school with private groups and on private tours. If you want to get in the water for the first time we can help you make it happen, just drop us a line….
What kind of surfbreaks can I expect?
Iceland has all kinds of breaks, from beach breaks and mellow pointbreaks to heavy reef slabs that can be found all over the island. Here you can expect everything from mellow 3-4 feet waves up to powerful slab and tuby reefs brakes. What ever your preference, we will know where to go.
Accommodations during tours?
On our tours we mainly stay in bungalos, hostels, cabins and campers. We always seek out best options available to fit with our travel plans and adventures.