Welcome to Western Hiiumaa
The island ends at the narrow Kõpu Peninsula, stretching due west like an index finger pointing straight at Stockholm. If you’ve been to a few Estonian beaches and refuse to believe that anyone could surf here, be prepared to be proved wrong. At Ristna, where the peninsula protrudes out into the Baltic currents, waves of up to 10m have been seen. It’s a dangerous stretch with rips that will do their darnedest to deliver you on the doorstep of Finland, but for experienced surfers it’s a blast.
Sõru, where the ferries leave for Saaremaa, is a beautiful spot, with a reed-lined forested shore stretching out in both directions.