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Germany has roughly 600 miles of coastline on the North Sea and 800 on the Baltic Sea. Summer surf here is virtually nonexistent, and the beaches are crowded with weekend vacationers; small- to medium-sized waves arrive from September to April after traveling southeast across the North Sea. Winter air temperatures often drop below freezing, and the ocean temperatures can dip into the high 30s. T...

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