North of Albania: Adriatic delivers winter surf
Homegrown video of February session from the Ujusansa surf club
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 8 March, 2013 : - - Adriatic surfing is still more or less just a passing dream for all its bordering surf nations and communities. But here and there, a breath of swell can still wander into this otherwise still, quite sleepy surf corner of the world. And February this year became the perfect time to score some cold, glassy walls.
The Adriatic is not known for perfect surf. It's actually not even known for any good surf, but Adriatic- bordering surf communities have learned to read each year's best wave hunting conditions to score some decent surf and to feed their enormous appetite for waves.The best time for finding any working breaks is in wintertime and here and there a wave fetching (near-)perfection occasionaly squeezes in and suprises the wave-starved local surf communities.
North adriatic east coast was promising to light up its often sleepy surf breaks in mid-february and as the crews of more "inland-oriented" european surfing started to ring its capital alarm bells, the forecast was just getting better and better.
Only one thing was not included in the local surf populace`s devious "how-to-get-waves" calculations. As the morning dawned on february the 12th, the winter storm brought a surfers nightmare, mountains of fresh and powdery snow, which contributed to some major roads plowing action and near-impossible transportation.
Still some of the crews managed to fight through the night of heavy snowfall and reaching the secret reef, they found one of the cleanest possible Adriatic conditions, a surfing jewel of the Adriatic with completely empty breaks.
Author: Marko Odic
Tags: Slovenia, Adriatic Sea, Snowfall