Thursday, August 3rd
Somehow my diary has no entry for that day, but I think I was taking it easy, checked a few parts of the Reykjanes peninsula and went to surf at a nice bay with fine black sand where a few small waves broke over sandbars.
Thursday morning started with a light wind and a mix of clouds and sunny patches. My shoulder, which had been on strike the past days was feeling much better. Around noon I drove to the reef where finally some waves big enough to surf were breaking.
Nothing special but surf-able with the longboard and the wind was halfway cooperating blowing a faint side-shore. A good opportunity to get some experience in this tricky mix of rocky coastline with its many little shallows, the kelp wood covering the slippery stones close to shore and the random rocks lurking just underneath the ocean surface.
To add some extra challenges, a couple of Arctic Terns was roaming the area and like always was ever ready to attack anybody unconsciously entering their invisible districts. I managed to catch a few waves and get a feeling for the place.