i'm originally from germany and although i don't really like there - that's why i'm here, i would like to summarize a few of the suggestions on this board.
1.) by no means is it worth going up to sylt or any other place at the north sea if you are doing it for surfing. there are no real waves, it's windslop - think great lakes in ohio....
2.) germany is FUN! it's not that bad !! go for a weekend to Berlin, it's an exciting, hip city...
3.) if you really want to surf - either drive to the atlantic coast in france. it's probably not much further than sylt. check out the breaks on MSW. or get a cheap flight to FUERTEVENTURA - best CANARY island for surfing. it's 3.5 hours and you will have big swell there on the north coast - way bigger than in S.C. it's a wave machine and Germany tourists love to fly there on package deals, so it's a cheap flight and or hotel/car rental package.
ENJOY EUROPE !!!
Buy a snow board n ride white waves. In Rome do as Romans! Adapt! not that bad for long white waves, and I mean as long as u want n no *** in your way. No wait. It's not that bad n keeps ya on ur toes n heels. Good luck
Why wear a wet suit when rich gals r in hot tight ski gear waiting to buy ya a drink n dinner. I live in mts. Of Co. And they r there n Europe. B a play boy on there dime enjoy!