Kite & Surf in Östersund
Maybe you don’t think primarily of Östersund when it comes to surfing and water sports. But the town attracts more and more nature-loving adventurers, and many Östersund residents have long been familiar with the fine conditions for surfing of various kinds. In the winter, Storsjön is a giant arena for skating tours, cross-country skiing and walking, but when the ice melts at the beginning of May, a new arena opens up for surfing water sports.
Östersund is known for being windy. And the fact is that there are quite a few really good places to surf when the wind is blowing, and it often does so in a north-westerly direction. Waves build over the Lake Storsjön and the wind picks up. It can often be good to wear both a hood and gloves – Storsjön is being replenished rapidly with meltwater from the mountains. A good, warm suit is often in order.