Another of my favourite beaches on the Danish West coast, Slettestrand is a white, sandy beach that´s also great to surf at, if you´re not headed as far up as Cold Hawaii (read my post about Cold Hawaii here)
Believe the hype. The Northwestern stretch of the Danish west coast, commonly referred to as Cold Hawaii, is home to some of the greatest swells in the world. Unlike its American namesake, however, this is not a place of palm-fringed beaches, hula shirts and unending sunsets – it is, as the name suggests, predominantly cold.
Not that this should deter the ardent surfer, however – if you don’t have one already, you can easily purchase a wetsuit in one of the many surf shops in the area. Choose between wetsuits that will keep you warm enough during the cold winter months or thinner suits that’ll have you covered for the months of the year where It’s cold but not blisteringly so.
My favourite spot, when it comes to riding these north shore waves, is around the small town of Vorupør – The waves here break close to the shoreline and will roll you gently in – so a longboard is my personal preference.
Do I prefer Cold Hawaii to the real (American) Hawaii? Well, if I could surf in the latter every day of the year, I would. However, being that I live in Denmark currently, I´ll gladly take Cold Hawaii and its generous offerings, cold or otherwise.
Read my guide to the American Hawaii here.
There is not shortage of leafy woods in Jutland. One of my personal favourites is Oksholm Skov, located not too far off from my base in Northern Jutland
You´ll find all manner of wildlife here, from deers to foxes, badgers and otters – though you´ll probably have to venture deeper into the woods than we did on our foray there.
Witty, bizarre and obfuscating at the best of times, Cuba is quite possibly the most unique country I have visited. Here is a showcase of some of my photos from Cuba, along with a short video reel.
Day II of the 20th edition of Copenhagen’s Distortion Festival, as seen from my hood, Vesterbro.
Pictures from Copenhagen’s Distortion Festival 2018. This was Friday’s final party on Refshaleøen
Vesterbrogade, 20th August 2016.
Distortion Festival 2016, Copenhagen, Denmark. We had fun on the streets of Nørrebro, Vesterbro and on the party island of Refshaleøen. Did you?
Here are some of the international contingent that wandered the streets for four catharctic days of merrymaking, plus a video that sums up the kind of party we had in my borough, Vesterbro.
Mischa, Greece: ”Distortion is pure catharsis
Julianne, U.S.A: ”Distortion speaks for itself – it is one of the best non-corporate festivals in the world.”
Borja, Spain: “Distortion represents Copenhagen: It is incredibly open minded”
Edu, Spain: ”The atmosphere here is contagious.”
Ruben, Portugal: ”Look around you man! What’s not to like?”
David, Sweden: ”Distortion is a great place to meet people!”
Paulo, Portugal: ”This is my 4th year now – I love electronic music and Distortion has a great line up.”
Irene, Spain: “Distortion makes me dance and scream!”
Malte, Germany: ”There’s a great sense of togetherness here.”
Edoardo, Italy: ”This is the best party in the world.”
Leire, Spain: ”There is nowhere in the world like this place!”
Aleksandra, Poland: ”I just love it here!”
Lil, Germany: “This is the best electronic music festival in Denmark”
Ramon, Spain: “I’m taking notes so I can bring Distortion to Spain.”
Siya, Germany: ” Why am I here? The question is why not?”
Peter, Poland: “Pancake turntablism 2.0.”
Camera : Iphone 5s
Editing: Instagram filters and touches
Inspiration: Surrealism, Dali, Fiona Apple, Pleasantville.
Pics taken for Distortion Festival 2015