The locals from yesterday were here again and just paddled out. Not having any sufficient knowledge of how a break – particularly a reef break – works it is always helpful to take some time and watch how the locals are doing out there. It soon became clear, that the wave was very difficult to surf (at least under the current conditions).
The small swell hit the reef and got turned into a quite hollow and very fast right. The surfers out in the lineup barely caught any decent rides, and one of them was Heidar Logi, not only Iceland’s best, but generally a really good surfer who knows how to deal with fast and hollow waves. It soon became clear that for me it would be pretty senseless to paddle out now for a surf.
I had a closer look at the point further west, but it was very rarely breaking and unknown territory anyhow, so, I decided to leave this place and go for more searching and unavoidable more driving. The good thing with driving in Iceland is, that it barely gets boring as there is plenty of fantastic landscape along the road that keeps you not only distracted but often makes the drive itself pure pleasure.