Continent
Europe
Country
Netherlands
Next Big City
Amsterdam
Next Town
Egmond aan Zee
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Rooms, Shower, Toilet, Food, Parking

Water

Type:
Shallow, Chop, Small wave, Medium wave
Hazards:
None
Quality:
Cloudy
Best Tide:
No information

Nice waves. Choppy water. Big shore break with strong West winds (for experts only). Small shallow area. No strong currents.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Big
Hazards:
None
Beach Users:
July, August

Long, sandy beach. About 50-100m wide. Lots of space, even in high season. But then do not surf in the swimmers area, move further south or north. But watch the signs if kite-flying is not forbidden.

Wind

Best Months:
March, April, May, September, October, November
Wind Type:
Frontal
Best Direction:
N, S, SSW, SW, NW, NNW
Main Direction:
SW

Southwest is the predominant direction. Nice winds with depressions, because there is hardly any stable wind (thermals) in summer. Fall and spring usually provides the best winds, but it can be unpredictable in storms. Winter actually has the most winds. Best wind directions: S, SW, N and NW.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

Comming from the South via the A9 towards Alkmaar. From there follow signs to Egmond and later to Egmond aan Zee. Drive to the promenade. Parking for a small fee directly at the promenade.

Extra information

Rules
Other

On stronger West wind days for experts only.

Nightlife

Good nightlife in Amsterdam.