Continent
Europe
Country
Germany
Next Big City
Bremen
Next Town
Norden, Norderney
 
Type:
Island
Rider Ability:
Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Rooms, Toilet, Food, Parking

Water

Type:
Flat, Chop, Small wave, Medium wave
Hazards:
Currents, Wave breaker, Stakes
Quality:
Cloudy
Best Tide:
No information

Excellent waves on SW winds and swell from the ocean. Due to long wave breakers you can have very flat water in between on low tide. On high tide you can't see the wave breakers, so be careful. Watch out for the current when the tides change. Some obstacles in the water.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Tidal
Hazards:
No information
Beach Users:
No information

Sandy beach, which gets very small on high tide. It can even vanish, then the only access to the water is directly from the promenade. Lots of space on low tide. Further south the beach gets a big bigger.

Weather

Spring:
Normal
Summer:
Shorty, Normal
Fall:
Normal
Winter:
Thick

Summer is nice and warm. High season a short is ok, a few weeks with just shorts is possible. Usually a wetsuit is always needed. Water max 22°C in summer, normally around 15°C. Winter gets cold, but a thick wetsuit, gloves, mask and shoes make kiting almost year-round possible. Air: summer between 20-30°C, spring and fall around 15°C.

Wind

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

Best winds in fall to spring. Can be any force with depressions (mainly Westerlies). Summer lighter winds. Best wind directions: SW, SSW and WSW.



How to get there

Transport
Car, Boat
Access
Medium walk

Take A28 and A31 to Emden. Exit at Emden-Nord onto B210 and Georgsheil turn left onto B72 direction Norden. In Norden towards Norddeich. Now you need to take a ferry for about 45min. On Norderney get to the Northwest of the island and find the Kaiserwiese coming from the Kaiserstrasse. Long walk to the water. Special rules for using your car during the season. Check the internet before you go.

Extra information

Rules
Time

Kiting allowed from April until October from 10 am until 1 hour before sunset. Watch out for the wave breakers, obstacles in the water and the current. Small to no beach on high tide.

Nightlife

Small nightlife, fun in summer.