Zandvoort aan Zee (North Sea Kitesurf School) Search Add Picture Edit

Continent
Europe
Country
Netherlands
Next Big City
Amsterdam
Next Town
Zandvoort
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Camping, School, Shop, Repair, Rental, Rescue, Shower, Toilet, Food, Parking

Water

Type:
Small wave, Medium wave
Hazards:
Swimmers, Currents
Quality:
Cloudy
Best Tide:
High tide, Falling tide

Rescue service available. Look for "The Spot", it is the local kite and windsurf place. Best tide is depending on the wind direction.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
No information
Hazards:
Bystanders, Other
Beach Users:
June, July, August

All sand no rocks, can be narrow at high tide but long enough. Only crowded in the summer. Lots of beach houses.

Weather

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

Kiting is done above 10 C┬░, which is from April to November. Winds are best in September, but it is also raining a lot then. The weather in Holland is very variable. From March to October the temperature is pretty good. When you are lucky you can have some days that you don`t have to wear a wetsuit. But normally you definitely need a wetsuit. In the months November to February it's winter time. Only die hards go out kiting with mask, gloves and shoes.

Wind

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

Spot is available for wind from SW to NNE. Best winds in September and October. Bad months are July and August, when the sun is there and eastern winds arrive.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

From Amsterdam, follow Haarlem, then signs Zandvoort. Parking fee from April to November (about 10 Euro/day), right at the beach.

Extra information

Rules
Zones

There are 2 official kitespots, one in the north (surfclub / beach-house "The Spot") and one in the south (a North Sea Kitesurf School) A strong sideshore current can be tricky.

Nightlife

Close to Amsterdam and Bloemendaal.