Norway's best surf is found along the beaches of Jæren. This stretch of coastline invites you to explore the North Sea for wind and waves. The spots range from easy and gentle beginner beaches, to the more demanding and better boulder rock points, which doesn't work as often as the beaches.
The summer season is most welcoming for beginners, while the late autumn and winter has more exciting conditions, rewarding for those who brave the colder temperatures. Modern wetsuits and equipment open the entire winter season for both wave-, wind- and kitesurfing. Especially suited for beginner level surfing are Sola beach, Hellestø beach, Sele point/beach, Bore beach, Brusand and Ogna beach.
Windsurfing and kiting is a popular activity at at the Solastrand beach due to its relatively sheltered wave conditions even in strong winds (S-SW). For reliable and detailed wind forecast, go to www.yr.no. Talk to the surf shops in Stavanger for local knowledge about the conditions. Please respect local landowners and agriculture when travelling and parking along the Jæren landscape.
Surfing with accommodation
Several hotels in the region offer packages with surfing and accommodation:
Scandic Airport Hotel
Sola Strand Hotel