Heidkate

Continent
Europe
Country
Germany
Next Big City
Hamburg, Kiel
Next Town
Heidkate
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Camping, School, Toilet, Food, Parking

Water

Type:
Flat, Chop, Small wave, Medium wave
Hazards:
Mole
Quality:
Clean
Best Tide:
Tide independent

When it is windy there is a 1-2m wave. The waves are not really clean and most of the times choppy, but you can pretty good rip them, anyway. East wind makes a bigger wave than West wind. Northeast makes the biggest waves. Take care, every 200m is a mole, but you can ride behind them. About 20m shallow. Flat water between the moles. At about 200m from shore there is a shallow sandbar about 50m wide.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Medium
Hazards:
No information
Beach Users:
July, August

There is a lot of space to built up you kite on the dike (dam). But take care about the signs, you are not allowed to kitesurf everywhere. When there are windy days there will be lots of windsurfers. The beach itself is crowded in summertime. In the other seasons you will not find lots of beach tourists. The sandy beach about 20-50m wide.

Wind

Best Months:
No information
Wind Type:
Frontal
Best Direction:
NE
Main Direction:
SW, WSW, W, WNW, NW

East wind is very constant. West wind is not so constant, but quite often.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

From Kiel take the B502. You need to go about 20km just straight ahead. Then go left to `Heidkate`. You will reach directly the beach. For surfing take the left parking space (in summertime 2 Euro).

Extra information

Rules
Zones

Pay attention to all signs. Watch out for the moles. Heidkate and Brasilien are pretty much the same, but the wind directions are different. Not a beginners beach due to the moles. Please do not kite in the bay of the surf school. Main beach for Kiel in West wind. Camping about 1km away.

Nightlife

No information