Everybody wants to surf the epic waves breaking off of the Pacific islands of the Great State of Hawaii. But considering the locals will likely kill you if the megaton waves crashing down on you or razor-sharp coral reefs doesn’t, Hawaii might not be the most accessible place for a burgeoning big wave surfer.
Thankfully, Mother Nature has plopped plenty of choice waves equal to Hawaii’s famous breaks all across the globe. One of those is in the tropical paradise of Klitmoeller, Denmark. A small fishing village is just inland of some of the most impressively epic cold water surf in the world, and windsurfers from around the world converge to ride.
Launched just four years ago, the Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup is put on with big thanks to over 100 volunteers (mostly consisting from the local surf club), this year got a huge dose of legitimacy as Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik came on as the patron of the event.
Prince Frederik happily hobnobbed with professional surfers and spectators and even took up the challenge of windsurfing against 10 local young guns. Frederick ventured into the breaks aboard a Sea-Doo RXT-X 260 to observe the surfers up close at the famous spot, The Reef, in Klitmoeller.
Watch the recap of this year’s KIA Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup below: