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When it comes to dedication and commitment, it doesn't get much more demanding than Sweden for surfing and Freddie Meadows knows that better than most.
Freddie Meadows, Skåne, Sweden. Photo: Jeff Flindt.
“This past autumn I focused on spending as much time as possible in the northern regions. I was at home in the south of Sweden, Lofoten in northern Norway, I then had a nasty chest infection which landed me in London where I visited my father. Then when I got back home to Skåne (Sweden’s most southern county) I had some really fun surf... it’s been really cool to see how the recent swells that bombarded the Atlantic coastlines of Europe, have tracked all the way up here and given us some of the best waves of our season so far. The entire west coast has been getting 3-4 days of surf a week. For Sweden, that’s a pretty good run. And it’s still warmish... Surfing anywhere in Sweden is always a great experience... We’re really committed to getting in the water as much as possible, and are willing to drive hours for generally an onshore surf. Especially with all the new weather sites on the internet; it’s really opened up so much potential so we’re finding some really fun waves. It’s also allowed us to know when and where it’s going to peak and exactly how many hours the swell will last... Important when you don’t have much daylight to work with."