Continent
Europe
Country
Netherlands
Next Big City
Amsterdam
Next Town
Roosendaal, Tholen
 
Type:
Lake
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
None

Water

Type:
Chop
Hazards:
Shells
Quality:
Cloudy
Best Tide:
Tide independent

There's tide, because the water is connected to the sea. The water is choppy, no waves. It's deep water when it's high tide, and it's shallow for maybe 50m when it's low tide. But you can't stand because the bottom is covered with oyster shells. Booties are highly recommended.

Beach

Type:
Grass
Size:
Small
Hazards:
Shells
Beach Users:
None

The big downside of the spot is that it has a very small `beach`. The spot is just at the side of a dam, where a road passes over. So it's a bit of grass and you only have a very narrow strip to launch. You can go to the base of the dam but there are lots of shells there so that isn't too good for your gear either.

Weather

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

May to September: water: 14-19°C, air: 15-25°C. October to April: water: 5-8°C, air: 4-12°C. So wetsuit needed all year.

Wind

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

General winds are Southwest to Northwest, and 10 to 20 knots in strength. Quite solid winds here.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

Get a map (or online route planner) of the Netherlands and search for `Oesterdam` it's on the N659.

Extra information

Rules
Other

It is possible to kite there (people are doing it) but I think it's dangerous to say the least, one kite on the road and the consequences are catastrophic. So watch out with the cars on the road. Only one accident has to happen there, and kitesurfing will be banned. I must really discourage you to go kiting there, but if you really want to, make sure you use a leash and are experienced and watch out.

Nightlife

No information