Finding my way out through the labyrinth of slippery rocks and kelp at the shoreline was a bit tricky – higher tides are easier as you can paddle over this area – and the waves were breaking over very shallow ground, but I caught a few ones and got the necessary first taste of the break. That was the perfect finish for the day, and I returned to the campground tired but happy.
The next morning it was flat but sunny and fairly warm again. The forecast hinted another easterly swell in a few days, and I decided to drive back east once again. But I could take my time and used it to do a little bit more exploration along the south-eastern coast.
Despite running close to the sea, the road from Grindavik to Þorlákshöfn has very few possibilities to drive anywhere near the ocean. Now I took my time to check some of the few dirt roads turning off the main road and heading southward.
The first dirt road I checked was very bumpy but lead to a rough parking fairly close to the ocean. From here it was a short walk along a sandy track through another lava field to a small bay in between rocky points.