First of all, what is Cold Hawaii?

Cold Hawaii is an area in northern Denmark, that covers over 30 surf spots. There is sand, there is wind, there is water (pretty cold) and there are waves. But there are no palm trees, and no bikini surfing (unless you dare).

For us, Cold Hawaii is a lifestyle. A lifestyle, which gives the opportunity to celebrate the love for the ocean and for the nature. A lifestyle, that slows your life down, the day you taste it for the first time. A lifestyle that let you be 100% yourselves. 

Cold Hawaii Surf & Film Festival is a mixture of dreams and ideas. The idea was born in November 2014 and the first edition took place already in April 2015. The success of the first edition of the festival have given the possibility to continue the festival as an annual event. 

The idea behind the Cold Hawaii Surf & Film Festival is to connect the passion for surfing and desire for movie-making. At the same time we want to show the world our beautiful Thy and invite everyone to try surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing and stand up paddling in Denmark and in the whole Scandinavia.

The competition is dedicated to both amateurs and professionals. Until 2019 edition, we were accepting only projects made in Scandinavia. But from now, we are open for submissions from all over the world. 

The unique factor about our festival is, that the competing movies must include cold water surfing. Every year we receive amazing projects, that make us laugh, make us cry or make us stop everything we do and go surfing, no matter how low the temperature of the water is.

If you wish to join us as a spectator, be aware, that we do not screen the movies and run the award show in the cinema or a theater. Our Festival’s main venue is an old, authentic and super cosy Kassehuset- which is the local fish landing facility and place where local fishermen store their boats during the winter. The place builds an amazing and unique atmosphere during the festival, which is worth to experience. 

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Cold Hawaii Surf & Film Festival is a weekend-long event, that offers different activities for everyone.

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