Lofoten Surf Mission, 11.-13. october

With OK to crappy waveforecast me, Vegard and Torkel packed our surf gear and drove the new car Torkels old man had just bought into the belly of Hurtigruta going to Harstad. With Vegard becoming a man that night (not that way), it was his 18th birthday, we pulled out the big guns and ordered the crappiest cabin in the whole boat. Our nextdoor neighbour was the cargo hold, and in case the ship would go down they had installed a water lock that would prevent us from leaving, Titanic style.

God stemning på Hurtigruta

Good times at Hurtigruta

Nikolai gettin artsy

Nikolai gettin artsy

Arriving in Harstad Torkel rolled out the Skoda and we were on our way. After some excellent guiding from a gas station employee we drove in the wrong direction for an hour before we pulled out the map and did some old school navigating, and finally we were headed for epic surf and picturesque weather conditions in Lofoten.

Belly of the beast

Belly of the beast

In the small town of Kabelvåg we picked up the eminent photographer Lars Kristian and headed for Unstad. The nice weather we’d experienced along the way turned bad just as we arrived, with clouds and hail showers making the conditions everything but ideal for for getting good shots. There was a couple of nice waves breaking basically on the rocks though, so we got a couple of nice takeoffs, some close contact with the rocks and seaweed and a bit of surf.

Vegard får bruk for Bali skillsa sine

Vegard finally gets to use his Bali surf skills

Nikolai kjemper seg gjennom Unstad crowdet

Nikolai fighting through the Unstad crowds

Torkel getting some turnin at the bottom

Torkel getting some turnin at the bottom

 

 

Getting up from the surf we were all stoked and when the suits came of, freezing. So we headed back to Lars Kristians crib, he was kind enough to let three bums spend the night, in Kabelvåg and had some taco’s and beer (had to celebrate Vegard) while scouting for college chicks. As tired as seal cubs after a day of being chased by polar bears and global warming we cuddled together on a mattress in our sleeping bag.

Vegard and Torkel stoked on Lars Kristians crib

Vegard and Torkel stoked on Lars Kristians crib

Lars Kristian being a pro picman

Lars Kristian being a pro picman

Having gotten a taste of surf the first day we were all super stoked to get out in the water again the next morning. The weather was awesome but the ocean was as flat as a pancake, so instead we stopped by some local art (pretty sick stuff, loads of creativity in Lofoten), had a hot dog/icecream party at MIX and took a tour of Unstads local 100 acre forest, before we headed home.

getting really artsy

Torkel getting really artsy

Lars Kristian with his über camera and Nikolai in the woods

Lars Kristian with his über camera and Nikolai in the woods

Checking out the flat surf at Unstad

Checking out the flat surf at Unstad

Sick streetart by Pøbel og Dolk

Sick streetart by Pøbel og Dolk

Torkel's hungry

Torkel's hungry

-Nikolai

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3 Responses to Lofoten Surf Mission, 11.-13. october

  1. Quaneisha says:

    I really enjoyed this blog.,Obed

  2. Jaana says:

    Great idea!,Obed

  3. Pingback: Surf & snow / ski aux îles Lofoten (Norvège) « Estim Blog

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