Ruegen / Hiddensee

Continent
Europe
Country
Germany
Next Big City
Berlin, Rostock
Next Town
Stralsund, Hiddensee
 
Type:
Island
Rider Ability:
Intermediate, Expert
Features:
No information

Water

Type:
Shallow, Chop, Small wave
Hazards:
Wave breaker
Quality:
Clean
Best Tide:
Tide independent

Smaller waves or choppy water. Shallow for about 100m with sandbars further out. Look out for wooden wave breakers.

Beach

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

Nice sandy beach with lots of space. The west beach is very long, almost as long as the island Hiddensee. So pick an access, prefer a beach without wave breakers and with less tourists. Further south of the main tourist area is the best.

Wind

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

Westerly winds with depressions. Best from fall to spring. Summer lighter. Works good in westerlies.



How to get there

Transport
Car, Boat
Access
Long walk

Hiddensee is an island west of Ruegen. Only accessable by boat. No cars on the island. Take a boat from Stralsund or from Schaprode. From Stralsund, head for 'Insel Ruegen' stay on the mainroad once you crossed the bridge. Take a left in Samtens, heading for Gingst. Follow the signs to Schaprode. Take a boat/ferry in the harbour.

Extra information

Rules
None

Watch out for the wave breakers. On a nice SW wind you can do a trip to Hiddensee, starting from Suhrendorf on Ruegen. Ride to the small harbour of Neuendorf. Then carry your gear for about 500m through a forest and enjoy fun waves.

Nightlife

Good nightlife in Stralsund.