SUP in a sunny Copenhagen

It was a second day of a spring vacation in Copenhagen and the plan was to go to Amager Strand and do some SUP. Morning was beautiful and after a nice breakfast in a nice local cafeteria in Frederiksberg we headed first to the city where we spent some time waiting the SUP rental to be open.

After a while we took a metro to Femoren which is the nearest metro station to the Kajakhotellet.  The place where you can rent kayaks and SUP boards. It is Friday midday so there is not that many people on the beach area, but there were a few people enjoying the warm and sunny day though. I can bet on that there will be a lot of people in the evening and the weekend to come.

I rented a SUP board for an hour.  I got a narrow inflatable one, it was very nice. In the beginning there was almost not at all wind (2 m/s) but it increased while I was paddling (5 m/s) so that in the end I got a very good exercise when paddling against the wind.  The canal is so narrow that there was not waves still, so the place is good for new beginners to sup as well.

After a good paddling we bought refreshments on the kiosk by the sea and then we decided to continue to the shopping center Field’s in Orestad.  It is so fun to travel in metro in Copenhagen.

By the way it was easy to take the SUP outfit in the luggage, a short wet suit and neoprene shoes do not take that much space in a trolley. Tested and approved.

SUP in Copenhagen

I am visiting Copenhagen with Assari (Assari’s side of a story (in Finnish)).  This is just a short visit but there was a possibility to visit a SUP place called Kajakhotellet (kajakhotellet.dk) in Amager Strand.  By the way Amager Strand is a very nice place by the sea having a large sandy beach, perfect place in a sunny summer day to enjoy life and outdoor activities like paddling and swimming. It is also located near to Kastrup Airport, so you can drop by when coming/going from/to the airport, just get off the metro at Femören station and have a short walk towards to the sea.

The day was not that warm (it is springtime still) so there was just few people on the beach area but I can easily image that the place is just awesome in a beautiful day. At the arrival it was almost a closing time but I got opportunity to SUP for a half an hour. I got my brand new wet suit on (the first wet suit experience (in Finnish) ) and was ready to go.

There were several different kinds of boards available, I said no to a plastic ‘bathtub’, they are awful.  I got a small sporty one, the smallest I have ever tried. So I was a little bit worried in the beginning if I will stay on the board, it was my first time on board after October anyway.  After getting familiar with the board, it was very ok, actually making turns with it was easy indeed.

I was all alone supping  in strange place for the first time for a long time, so I stayed in inner lagoon.  But as you can see the picture, you can go around ‘the island’ as the kayak men did. It was so nice to be on board again, the feeling afterwards was super! For a moment the sun was even shining and it felt like a summer. Pure happiness.

 

Assari esittäytyy ja raportoi Kööpenhaminan beduinoasen.dk-kahvilasta

Tervehdys,

Olen Assari, joka auttaa Rouvaa hänen Suppailunsa arjessa. Jokaisen Rouvan takaa löytyy Assari. Käytännössä olen se näkymätön hahmo, joka on kameran takana tai kantaa SUP-lautaa. Jonkun sekin on tehtävä. Olen myös auttanut hiukan tämän sivujen kasaamisessa, joskin Rouva on Rouva sivuillaan. Mitään ei tapahdu ilman hänen siunaustaan.

Selvyyden vuoksi, olen SUP-taidoton. Eli minua ei tulla näkemään laudan päällä. Se vaan ei sovi. Ei mitenkään. Näissä laudoissa on jotain, joka ei vaan sovi minulle.

Assarin kirjoitukset löydät tältä sivustolta aina kategoriasta Assari (kts. oik.).

Ja sitten asiaan. Prosessi menee suunnilleen niin, että Rouva suppaa ja minä odotan rannalla. Ajattelin, että kahvilassa käyminen on mukava tapa tappaa aikaa. Ja samalla kertaa voin kertoa soppeleista kahviloista. Ja tällä kertaa kahvia on juotu Kööpenhaminassa, kahvilassa nimeltään beduinoasen.dk. Sijainti on sama kuin mistä Rouva kertoo kirjoituksessaan Suppaamisesta. Kahvilana beduinoasen.dk ei päässyt häikäisemään, mutta tehtävänsä se täytti. Sain kahvia ja se oli varsin ok. Tiivistän kokemukseni asteikoa 1-5 käyttäen.

  • Kahvi **** : kelpo, Tanskalaistyylisesti erikoisen makuinen, mutta asiallinen.
  • Leivos – : tähän on vaikea sanoa mitään, sitä ei ollut.
  • Miljöö ** : mitä kaunista tulee mieleen Kööpenhaminan satamasta? No, se on sentään Kööpenhaminassa. Ongelmana ehkä se, että visiitti tehtiin off-season aikaan jolloin olimme ainoat asiakkaat. Ja se on vähän sen.

Kokonaisuutena kokemus oli vähintään ***:n arvoinen.

Alla muutama kuva tästä kokemuksesta. Ehdin myös taidevalokuvaamaan Glyptotek-museossa.