Stay and surf in Hoddevik

Stay and surf in Hoddevik with Stad Surfing, a surf lodge set amongst the mountaintops. Contact our team today to find out more about what we offer.


Stad Surfing is a charming surf lodge in Hoddevik, neatly placed on the mountainside.
While the mountains change with the seasons, Hoddevik offers several peaks you can surf all year round.
Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced surfer, the crystal clear water always makes for a memorable experience.

Stay with us

Our Strandro house is located a minute‘s walk away from the stunning surf beach in Hoddevik.
You will find our rooms are simple and charming, with spectacular views over the magical landscape of the bay.


  • Learn how to surf

    We offer surf lessons for every level, from beginners to experienced surfers who would like to improve their skills or get some feedback from a professional. Our instructors will work with you to take you to the next level.

  • Surf equipment rental

    Just bring yourself and your smile, and we can provide everything you need to get in the water.

    We offer Xcel wetsuits with hoods and gloves to keep you toasty. Choose from a variety of boards, waxed and get ready to go.

About us

Stad surfing is a surf school and hostel runned by a core team of four.

Torkild (Torky, bossman) has been the owner of Stad Surfing since 2002. His passion for surfing drove him to starting this business with his dream of bringing surfing and surf culture to Hoddevik. Almost 20 years later he is still living his dream! If you dont see him around the house, fixing and maintaining our awesome home, you will see him shredding some of the bigger slabs around the west coast with his famous ´´Crouching Torkild Hidden Dragon´´style. A true legend of the Norwegian surf scene who has shaped the future of hundreds of young surfers through his years with us.

Gry is our in house Yoga Instructor and girlfriend of Torkild. Gry has been teaching yoga for over 20 years, drawing from influences from years of traveling and inspiring others. Her relaxing reassuring tone creates a beautiful atmosphere to all her sessions. If Gry isn't busy teaching yoga, she will be found in the garden with her music creating more beautiful spaces for you all to enjoy.

Julie is our manager, our leader and the face of Stad Surfing. She is responsible for the daily running of the business, bookings, administrations, greeting and contacting guests and she is the brains behind the whole operation. Julies love for surfing, hiking and nature is as infectious as her smile and she makes all our guests feel at home from the moment they step through the door. We couldn't do it without her. Also she is a true Hoddevik local full of knowledge about the area and activities to do, if you need any suggestions then she is always there for you.

Jake is our Head Surf Coach and one of the newest members of the team. He is originally an Englishman and spent the last few years teaching all over Europe and Sri Lanka but fell in love with Hoddevik (and Julie) and is now proud to call it his home. His professional yet friendly teaching style has been praised wherever he has gone and his stoke is infectious. From catching your first wave to doing your first cutback, Jake will be there every step of the way with a smile on his face, a big shaka and a scream of ´Yeeeeeeewwww´. His love for surfing, teaching and the ocean and the passion he puts into his surf lessons guarantees you will leave each session with him with a big smile and an even bigger addiction to surfing!


It's important to find your balance and stay fit for your next surf session. Gry, our amazing Yoga teacher will make sure to stretch out those sore muscles and find real relaxation.