Tuesday I could finally take advantage of local school holidays and the therefor deserted city and got my first Covid vaccine jab. Infection rates were currently on the rise again in the major European tourist destinations and the next wave was already building, so it was overdue for me to start the immunisation process to secure my chances of late summer / early autumn trips, a time when the virus surely will be dominating the whole of Europe.
In the meantime, I was ready to take whatever wind and swells would deliver in the nearer vicinity as long as passing borders would require nothing more than a negative Covid test. So, when the forecasts showed a longer lasting wind field in the north-eastern parts of the North Sea, I was interested in a good old fashioned windsurfing rip to Denmark’s west coast. 20 to 25 knot winds straight from the north in combination with 1.5-to-2-meter wind swell and temperatures way into the high twenties made Hvide Sande a good bet, despite the huge amounts of tourists that surely would be around too.