Surfing Finn Style

Finland may be a long way from Hawaii but the surf’s up in this Nordic country. And it is a little bit Kaurismäki. Just like the acclaimed filmmaking brothers Aki and Mika, Finnish surfing is wild and eccentric.

You might, for instance, spot a Finn riding the wake of an Estonian-bound ferry. Or surfing through a tempest. But Finnish surfing isn’t just a crazy sport. There are serious aficionados here. It is, however, for the intrepid. This is cold water surfing and there are no bikinis. Only wetsuits. Finland’s obsession with surfing began in the 80s. Back then it was windsurfing. Inspired by legends like Robby Naish in Hawaii and Jurgen Hönscheid on the North Sea in Germany, a group of local kids in the country’s south started to dream of jumping the waves.

Coastal Areas and Archipelago

Coastal Finland with its stunningly beautiful archipelago offers a variety of fascinating destinations that are easy to reach.

Coastal Areas and Archipelago