Floodlit Night Surfing At One Of Italy’s Best Waves

Roberto D’Amico knows just how to turn our crank.

Cheeky Mediterranean peaks plashing Italian shores? Sounds delightful.

After sundown, crowds gone home, the line-up illuminated by floodlights? Yes, please!

With a Portishead soundtrack to boot? Stop it you devil!

Here’s the scoop, from :

Varazze (Italy’s north coast) is one of the few places in the world, if not the only one, where you can really surf at night. With powerful 8000W floodlights positioned right on the jetty in front of the main peak, you can extend your session in the water after the sunset, when often you’ll find the best waves. The sea stretches, crowding decreases and the wind turns from the ground shaping the perfect waves that made famous the main peak of Varazze worldwide. During a nice winter swell, Roberto D’Amico has been waiting for the headlights to light up to extend its session after sunset until late at night, at first sharing the line up with a few other surfers until he left completely alone in the water and free to surf the best waves of the day … or night.


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