Sweden’s southern tip at Skåne is probably the most popular kiting and windsurfing region. Between Halmstadt in Kattegat Bay and the Baltic Sea city of Åhus (home of Absolut Vodka), it’s about an hour’s drive to find a suitable spot for any wind direction. The beaches are generally sandy and wide with a landscape resembling nearby Denmark. Culturally, their mutual history has left its mark here too. The biggest waves can be found to the north-west and south-east of Skåne, where the Kattegat and Baltic Sea fetches are relatively long. Between them lie the flat waters of Öresund, and launches around Malmö; with numerous pavement cafés, in summer it’s more reminiscent of Southern than Northern Europe. If you find yourself here in wintertime, the best place to hit the water is 20km north of Malmö at Barsebäck. Conditions might be average, but the water is pleasantly warm – only 30% of the energy produced by the local nuclear power station converts into electricity, the rest keeps the winter surfers warm!
Spots in Skåne
Habo Ljung, Windsurf