Visit Jutland – Cold Hawaii, Denmark

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.

People of Distortion, The International Edition

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.

 

 

3 Michailis Greece

Mischa, Greece: ”Distortion is pure catharsis

4 Julianne USA

Julianne, U.S.A: ”Distortion speaks for itself – it is one of the best non-corporate festivals in the world.”

11 Borja Spain

Borja, Spain: “Distortion represents Copenhagen: It is incredibly open minded”

10 Edu Spain

Edu, Spain: ”The atmosphere here is contagious.”

9 Rueben Portugal

Ruben, Portugal: ”Look around you man! What’s not to like?”

8 David Sweden

David, Sweden: ”Distortion is a great place to meet people!”

6 Paulo Portugal

Paulo, Portugal: ”This is my 4th year now – I love electronic music and Distortion has a great line up.”

12 Irene Spain

Irene, Spain: “Distortion makes me dance and scream!”

5 Malthe Germany

Malte, Germany: ”There’s a great sense of togetherness here.”

2 Edoardo Italy

Edoardo, Italy: ”This is the best party in the world.”

7 Leire Spain .jpg

Leire, Spain: ”There is nowhere in the world like this place!”

1 Aleksandra Poland

Aleksandra, Poland: ”I just love it here!”

3 Lil Germany

Lil, Germany: “This is the best electronic music festival in Denmark”

4 Ramon Spain

Ramon, Spain: “I’m taking notes so I can bring Distortion to Spain.”

2 Siya Germany

Siya, Germany: ” Why am I here? The question is why not?”

1 Peter Poland jpg

Peter, Poland: “Pancake turntablism 2.0.”