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Surfing in Dunes, Sestroretsk, Federal city of Saint Petersburg Russia

Experience:
All
Wave direction:
Right and left
Type of wave:
Beach-break
Saint Petersburg is a city situated on the Neva river, at the head of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea. The federal subject of Saint Petersburg has its name changed three times, from Saint Petersburg to Petrograd, then Leningrad and back to Saint Petersburg.

Near the city of St. Petersburg, in the town of Sestroretsk, at only 5-15 minutes walking distance, there is a beautiful beach where many water sports take place. Dunes is a public beach, easy to find with sloppy wave quality.

The wave in this place breaks only sometimes, so before you decide to come, check the weather and webcams to see if the conditions are right. The optimum conditions are achieved when the wind blows from the west, southwest or northwest and the swell comes from the west.

The fun wave comes from both directions, right and left, disturbing the sandy bottom. On normal days the wave length is short only 50 m/164 ft that on good days reaches up to 150 m/492 ft. All tides are working for the spot and the best tide movements are falling and rising tides.

The swell starts working at less than 1 m/3 ft and holds up to 2+ m/6+ ft. Usually the beach is empty, only a few surfers at weekends, making it ideal for surfing lessons. If you live in or near St. Petersburg, Dunes is totally worth a visit!!!

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Moscow
474.1 miles/763 km, 9 hours 19 minutes
Head northeast toward пл. Революции. Restricted usage road. Turn right onto пл. Революции. Restricted usage road. Take the 1st left to stay on пл. Революции. Restricted usage road. Continue onto пл. Театральная. Restricted usage road. Turn right onto Театральный пр-д. Turn left onto ул. Неглинная. Continue onto Цветной б-р. Turn left onto ул. Садовая-Самотечная. Slight right onto ул. Садовая-Сухаревская. Continue onto ул. Садовая-Каретная. Slight right onto пер. Оружейный. Turn right onto ул. 1-я Тверская-Ямская/ул. Первая Тверская-Ямская. Continue onto пр. Ленинградский. Continue onto ш. Ленинградское/М10. Continue to follow М10. Keep left to continue on ш. Ленинградское/М10. Continue to follow М10. Turn right to stay on М10. Turn right toward ул. Софийская. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto ул. Софийская. Take the ramp to М18/МУРМАНСКОЕ ш./А122/ВЫБОРГСКОЕ ш./М10/ПРИМОРСКОЕ ш. Merge onto E105. Continue onto КАД. Take the ПРИМОРСКОЕ ш. exit toward ВЫБОРГ/VYBORG/С.-ПЕТЕРБУРГ. Merge onto ш. Приморское/E18/М10. Take the ramp to ВЫБОРГ/ПРИМОРСК. Merge onto ш. Приморское/E18/М10. Turn left onto ул. Токарева. Turn left onto ул. Коммунаров. Turn left onto пр. Ермоловский. Turn left onto ул. Пляжная. Destination will be on the right.
BY CAR FROM Vologda
434.1 miles/700 km, 8 hours 2 minutes
Head southwest on ул. Предтеченская toward ул. Лермонтова. Turn right onto ул. Герцена. Continue onto ул. Октябрьская. Turn left onto ул. Ленинградская. Keep right to stay on ул. Ленинградская. Slight right onto ш. Окружное. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto ул. Панкратова/А114. Continue to follow А114. Go through 1 roundabout. Turn left onto автодорога Кола/М18. Take the ramp to ПРИМОРСКОЕ ш./КРОНШТАДТ. Merge onto КАД. Take the ПРИМОРСКОЕ ш. exit toward ВЫБОРГ/VYBORG/С.-ПЕТЕРБУРГ. Merge onto ш. Приморское/E18/М10. Take the ramp to ВЫБОРГ/ПРИМОРСК. Merge onto ш. Приморское/E18/М10. Turn left onto ул. Токарева. Turn left onto ул. Коммунаров. Turn left onto пр. Ермоловский. Turn left onto ул. Пляжная. Destination will be on the right.
BY AIR
Pulkovo Airport,
51.1 miles/83.3 km
BY TRAIN

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