Continent
Europe
Country
Netherlands
Next Big City
Amsterdam, Leeuwarden
Next Town
Buren
 
Type:
Ocean, Lagoon
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Parking

Water

Type:
Shallow, Flat, Chop
Hazards:
None
Quality:
Clean
Best Tide:
High tide

Because there's a big difference in high-and low tide, you can only go between 3 hours before and 3 hours after high-tide. Water is flat, but can be choppy with strong winds. Big shallow area.

Beach

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

No beach, just a grassy dyke. Launch from here but be careful.

Weather

Spring:
Normal
Summer:
Shorty
Fall:
Normal
Winter:
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:
March, April, May, September, October, November
Wind Type:
Frontal
Best Direction:
No information
Main Direction:
SW, W, NW

The Dutch islands have often more wind then on the mainland, so it's often better than somewhere else in the country. You can vary on the spots you go to, depending on the wind. Spring and fall are the best for good winds. Winds are based on high and low pressure areas. Wind in spring and autumn usually 3-4 times a week. In summer it's less.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

Drive to Friesland in the Netherlands, drive past Leeuwarden to Holwerd, take the boat here. The spots south are easily reached by car/bike. The north-spots are only reached by a car that has license to ride on the beach. Otherwise you can take the bike to go there. Get to Buren and drive to the south shore.

Extra information

Rules
Other

Kitesurf experts can launch from the dyke, beginners should launch from the water. No license needed.

Nightlife

Party starts around twelve. Nice places to go are Nescafe and Swinging Mill (prepare for a lot of kids, from 16 years and up).