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Underground – November 2005

When global warming felt like a not that bad thing.

This was the first year that I had the feeling that global warming might have a significant influence to surfing the North Sea too. Instead of going rapidly down from the beginning of October, water and air temperatures had stayed pretty mild far into November. Before that month was already one of the many dark winter months that I considered way too cold for going surfing in Denmark.

A constant string of southerly winds and an almost absolute absence of north-westerly airflow had prolonged the surf season for me and a bunch of friends in a very much appreciated way. Wetsuit technology was just starting to improve enough to throw out winter suits that are worth its name. They were still pretty stiff and demanded a significant part of your strength just to overcome the resistance of the cold rubber.

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