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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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 Grindavik Lighthouse

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximatif

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Latitude: 63° 49.307' N
Longitude: 22° 24.315' W

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You'll leave Grindavik as if you were going to Krisuvik on 427. You will get right at the end of town and take another road right toward the lighthouse. I think it is just before the "End of Town" sign. Follow this road for a short distance and it has a right hand turn off that goes to gravel. Follow this road straight to the lighthouse.

English (Translate this text in English): You'll leave Grindavik as if you were going to Krisuvik on 427. You will get right at the end of town and take another road right toward the lighthouse. I think it is just before the "End of Town" sign. Follow this road for a short distance and it has a right hand turn off that goes to gravel. Follow this road straight to the lighthouse.

English (Translate this text in English): You'll leave Grindavik as if you were going to Krisuvik on 427. You will get right at the end of town and take another road right toward the lighthouse. I think it is just before the "End of Town" sign. Follow this road for a short distance and it has a right hand turn off that goes to gravel. Follow this road straight to the lighthouse.

English (Translate this text in English): You'll leave Grindavik as if you were going to Krisuvik on 427. You will get right at the end of town and take another road right toward the lighthouse. I think it is just before the "End of Town" sign. Follow this road for a short distance and it has a right hand turn off that goes to gravel. Follow this road straight to the lighthouse.

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 Hopsnesta

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyDon't know

Wave

Type

DirectionRight and left

BottomBoulders

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorth, NorthWest, NorthEast

Good wind directionSouthWest, South, SouthEast

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

Best tide positionHigh tide only

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

More details

Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdEmpty

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Dangers

- Rocks

 Additional Information

Park near the lighthouse. Walk (WITH SHOES) to the shoreline over the rock field. Builds fast and breaks quick. You have to be in the break to catch a good left. Rights are easier.

English (Translate this text in English): Park near the lighthouse. Walk (WITH SHOES) to the shoreline over the rock field. Builds fast and breaks quick. You have to be in the break to catch a good left. Rights are easier.

English (Translate this text in English): Park near the lighthouse. Walk (WITH SHOES) to the shoreline over the rock field. Builds fast and breaks quick. You have to be in the break to catch a good left. Rights are easier.

English (Translate this text in English): Park near the lighthouse. Walk (WITH SHOES) to the shoreline over the rock field. Builds fast and breaks quick. You have to be in the break to catch a good left. Rights are easier.

Atmosphere

Decent spot when the swell is good. Sets come in 3's and are close together. Sets are spaced well apart. Consistent break point. Large boulders and sharp volcanic rock under the water in places just a little ways right of the lighthouse if you're looking from the water to shore. Seagulls will almost attack, they come within 2 feet. Entry and exit is tricky due to the large rocks that are randomly sticking up. Bottom is VERY uneven.

English (Translate this text in English): Decent spot when the swell is good. Sets come in 3's and are close together. Sets are spaced well apart. Consistent break point. Large boulders and sharp volcanic rock under the water in places just a little ways right of the lighthouse if you're looking from the water to shore. Seagulls will almost attack, they come within 2 feet. Entry and exit is tricky due to the large rocks that are randomly sticking up. Bottom is VERY uneven.

English (Translate this text in English): Decent spot when the swell is good. Sets come in 3's and are close together. Sets are spaced well apart. Consistent break point. Large boulders and sharp volcanic rock under the water in places just a little ways right of the lighthouse if you're looking from the water to shore. Seagulls will almost attack, they come within 2 feet. Entry and exit is tricky due to the large rocks that are randomly sticking up. Bottom is VERY uneven.

English (Translate this text in English): Decent spot when the swell is good. Sets come in 3's and are close together. Sets are spaced well apart. Consistent break point. Large boulders and sharp volcanic rock under the water in places just a little ways right of the lighthouse if you're looking from the water to shore. Seagulls will almost attack, they come within 2 feet. Entry and exit is tricky due to the large rocks that are randomly sticking up. Bottom is VERY uneven.

General

In general, I liked it much better than the other places listed so far. When there was no surf anywhere else, this place had some. There is another point break REALLY close by as well if you're in the water looking right. It's too far to paddle to though. Hop back in the truck onto 427 toward the last house near town. It will be a pretty good walk to get there over the rocks.

English (Translate this text in English): In general, I liked it much better than the other places listed so far. When there was no surf anywhere else, this place had some. There is another point break REALLY close by as well if you're in the water looking right. It's too far to paddle to though. Hop back in the truck onto 427 toward the last house near town. It will be a pretty good walk to get there over the rocks.

English (Translate this text in English): In general, I liked it much better than the other places listed so far. When there was no surf anywhere else, this place had some. There is another point break REALLY close by as well if you're in the water looking right. It's too far to paddle to though. Hop back in the truck onto 427 toward the last house near town. It will be a pretty good walk to get there over the rocks.

English (Translate this text in English): In general, I liked it much better than the other places listed so far. When there was no surf anywhere else, this place had some. There is another point break REALLY close by as well if you're in the water looking right. It's too far to paddle to though. Hop back in the truck onto 427 toward the last house near town. It will be a pretty good walk to get there over the rocks.

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By anonymous , 02-04-2006

Lighthouse - The actual break is closer to the harbor breakwall than the lighthouse. A really nice left. Works best on anything with an easterly wind. On westerly winds the point on the other side of the harbor, called the anteneas, is the alternative. This whole area works best on higher tides. Low tide it's just a mine field.

By duhastmish , 18-09-2005

sydney - yeah im the first to write a message. this spot looks fair sketch with the rocks and fcuking cold. does anyone know exactly how cold it gets? and by the way js and ss are going to die along with bruce, and harrison

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