"Hoddevika is situated at the very tip of Stad, Western Norway’s very own chalk-white beach paradise. The magical zig-zag road down to the coast of Stad led me to the surfing paradise of Hoddevik. Although it has gradually emerged as a global surfing hotspot, the place had a very special and intimate feel. This little community of just 20 to 30 houses is surrounded by high mountains. They look out on to chalk-white sandy beaches with fantastic waves and views of the open sea. Although it is possible to rent a room as well as surfing equipment, I decided to pitch a tent at the campsite by the beach to watch the sun set and listen to the sea. All you need to do in Hoddevika is just ... to be. The next day starts with a short walk up Mosekleivhornet, on a path straight up the gulley on the south side of the summit. From the plateau on the top, I looked straight down at the surfing paradise with great views across the ocean. Ervik beach, a bay close by, is especially recommended for experienced surfers. The waves are often bigger there, but watch out for shipwrecks!"
Sandy beach between towering mountains on the westernmost part of mainland Norway.
Hoddevik is very popular for surfers from all over the world. In Nordfjord Hoddevik is the best spot in west-swells. Hoddvik is also very good under extremely windy conditions due to the tall mountains surrounding the spot and protecting it from heavy winds.