Continent
Europe
Country
Netherlands
Next Big City
Amsterdam
Next Town
Leeuwarden, West Terschelling
 
Type:
Ocean, Island
Rider Ability:
Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Shop, Rescue, Toilet, Food, Parking

Water

Type:
Small wave, Medium wave
Hazards:
Swimmers
Quality:
Cloudy
Best Tide:
Tide independent

The usual North Sea conditions and waves. Waves can be the best in Holland due to the islands beach position to the North Sea.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Big
Hazards:
None
Beach Users:
July, August

Long, wide sandy beach.

Weather

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

Spring: air 14°C, water 12°C. Summer: air 20°C, water 16°C. Fall: air 12°C, water 12°C. Winter: air 4°C, water 8°C. Season is year round in principal, but May to October is the best. Wetsuit is necessary, especially in spring and autumn. Winter can be really cold. In summer a shorty is sufficient.

Wind

Best Months:
April, May, June, September, October, November
Wind Type:
Frontal
Best Direction:
N, NNE, NE, ENE, WNW, NW, NNW
Main Direction:
SW, WSW, W

Best in Westerly depressions. Best winds from fall to spring.



How to get there

Transport
Boat
Access
Short walk

A31 from Leeuwarden west to Harlingen. Here take a boat to Terschelling. Here get to the NW of the island and find West aan Zee.

Extra information

Rules
Zones, Time, License

The official zone is in between the both holiday villages West aan Zee and Midsland aan Zee. This is only during the summer months July and August when there's also a rescue team at the spots. You'll also need to get a permit at the town hall to be able to kite here. It's 10 Euro.

Nightlife

Very good in Midsland or in West-Terschelling especially during the summer months.