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Latitude: 63° 48.986' N
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How to get there from Reykjavik: Take Route 41 towards Keflavik. As you get into the Keflavik you will see the Naval Air Station on the left and a sign for Hafnir. Take the left to Hafnir. After 8 km you will go through the town of Hafnir. Continue straight out of Hafnir. The very next reef you see after Hafnir on the right is North Merkines. You will see a small farm area and house on the right and lose sight of the water briefly. Immediately after the sign and farm, the water will come into view again. The small cove on the right is Evan's Reef. Continue past Evan's Reef for about 5 km. You will see a large peninsula on the right in the distance called "Hafnaberg". Past Hafnaberg and a small aquaculture farm on the right and a crevasse on the left, you will come to Sandvik.
DistanceTake a car
WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)
Easy to find?OK
Public access?Public access
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell directionWest, SouthWest
Good wind directionSouthEast, East
Swell sizeStarts working at and holds up to
Best tide positionMid tide
Best tide movement
- Rips / undertow
I recommend not to surf this spot alone, the under tow can be very strong, the waves very powerful and with it being so cold you can tired very easily. You will need hood, boots and gloves for most of the season aswell as the warmest weatsuit you can get, something like a 6/4. Enjoy
Looking for a new experience, off the beaten path, a challenge, make Sandvik one of your stops as you tour the Reykjanes penninsula. Top pros such as: Brad Gerlach and Ross Williams have stepped up to check out Iceland
Completely isolated spot, a good stretch of black volcanic sand beach. The winds can be ferocious and it is a unsheltered spot so expect to be pelted with sand. The European and North American tectonic plate meet at one end of the beach, unbelievable...
Look out for local surfers, don't hit this spot too much but the nicest, most helpful guys. Will be more than happy to invite you for a surf.
By Eric from Pays Basque , 02-04-2006
Respect! - All icelanders surfers you have my entire respect! Hats off! Who ever call himself hardcord surfer should pay a trip and visit these guys.Despite the wave quality surfing in these freezing waters requests commitments and guts that are not usual for normal human being!What a lesson for us refusing to surf when water is less that 10c!
By anonymous , 09-08-2005
want to share some drops - got some pangar to help fill the car with gas and share a hot meal. got board and want to fang some sections. looking for some bro´s that will share car ride to a surf spot. scot (firstname.lastname@example.org) Vifilsgata, Reykjavík
By anonymous , 07-08-2005
bombsquad - Bomb the waves are picking up a bit now, especialæly this weekend with a wicked storm whipping up, good sea swell.Watch for the winds (SW) and head to Porlakshöfn. Head down route 1 to the East and take a right to Porlakshöfn. Take supplies...
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