Grevelingenmeer / Grevelingendam

Continent
Europe
Country
Netherlands
Next Big City
Amsterdam, Rotterdam
Next Town
Bruinisse, Oude Tonge
 
Type:
Lake
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Shop, Shower, Toilet, Food, Parking

Water

Type:
Shallow, Flat, Chop
Hazards:
Wave breaker
Quality:
Cloudy
Best Tide:
Tide independent

Big salt water lake, no waves, water is fairly choppy most of the time, it is waist deep for about 100-150m offshore. You can see where it becomes deep by the buoy line, after this you can't stand anymore.

Beach

Type:
Grass
Size:
Medium
Hazards:
Rocks
Beach Users:
None

Fairly large grass strip, which is easy to reach via the parking lot (it's next to it). At the waters edge there are rocks (wear shoes!). The grass allows to launch safely, in most wind directions. Some areas with small piece of grass, sharp rock and then the water with the same sharp rocks on the bottom.

Wind

Best Months:
March, April, May, September, October, November
Wind Type:
Frontal
Best Direction:
W, WNW, NW
Main Direction:
SW, WSW, W, WNW, NW

Good constant winds (not like at sea, but fairly good) when wind is blowing from West over North till East. From southern directions however the wind is blowing over an elevation, so this causes it to be gusty and shifty. Windspeeds avg: 6-20 knots. (25 knots on `good` days).



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
No walk

Take a map of the Netherlands, and find the Grevelingendam on it, near Bruinisse, when your on this road exit it at sign `Strand Grevelingendam`.

Extra information

Rules
Zones

You must take the spot most on the east side to kitesurf, this is to keep the windsurfers and kitesurfers out of each other. Also there's a small bay at the spot, it isn't allowed to kitesurf here so don't do it. I think kitesurfing isn't officially allowed anyway, so if something happens the spot is history for kiters.

Nightlife

No information