14 Dec '11, 10pm

Surfing with the ancients in Greece: We paddled our borrowed surfboards furiously southward to avoid the whitewa...

Bolts of lightning flashed in cobweb patterns overhead, the grey and storming sea sending wave after wave that crashed on the beach behind us. We paddled our borrowed surfboards furiously southward to avoid the whitewash, then, one by one, turned into the arching faces and rode them to shore. This wasn't supposed to happen. There is no surf in Greece, fellow boarders had told me when I was planning my Greek surf safari. Yes, Greece is surrounded by three seas and boasts nearly 16,000km of coastline and about 6,000 islands and islets that could be suitable for surfing. But the Mediterranean is too sheltered for wind and water to produce waves any bigger than a foot or two, none of which would be surfable. And yet a quick Internet search suggested otherwise. About a half-dozen Greek websites advertised photographs of big, beautiful waves crashing on both the Ionian and Aegea...

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