Eiland van Maurik

Continent
Europe
Country
Netherlands
Next Big City
Utrecht
Next Town
Maurik,Tiel
 
Type:
Lake
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Camping, Shower, Toilet, Food, Parking

Water

Type:
Flat, Chop
Hazards:
Swimmers, Ships, Stakes
Quality:
Clean
Best Tide:
Tide independent

In summer there are a lot of swimmers, but at the end of the day or if the weather is not that great it is not crowded. The water goes deep very quickly and with strong winds the water can be choppy. With the nearby harbor there can be waves when a boat comes by.

Beach

Type:
Grass, Sand
Size:
Small
Hazards:
Other
Beach Users:
July, August

The beach is partly sand and partly grass. There's a beach specifically for windsurfers, but it is not ideal for launching your kite. You can better go to the swimmer beach, but be careful of the lines and poles in the water. Beyond the lines the water is clear for riding.

Wind

Best Months:
March, April, May, September, October, November
Wind Type:
Frontal
Best Direction:
No information
Main Direction:
SW, WSW, W, WNW, NW

The spot is only suited for kiting with a fairly strong wind. That's why probably only local surfers will go there, because if the winds are good here, they are all over the Netherlands.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

If you take the A15 from Rotterdam to Nijmegen, take the second exit: Tiel, and go left. Now you are on the road to Mourik. Keep going strait ahead, also at three roundabouts. At the third roundabout, Mourik is indicated to the left, but go straight ahead. The next roundabout `Eiland van Mourik` is indicated to the left, follow these signs. Drive across the lake shore and park on the other side.

Extra information

Rules
Zones

Beware of the swimmers and other traffic on the water, in summer it can be very busy on the water. Ok for windsurfing beginners, but not good for kitesurfing beginners.

Nightlife

No information