Continent
Europe
Country
Netherlands
Next Big City
Amsterdam
Next Town
Bolsward, Makkum
 
Type:
Lake
Rider Ability:
Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Camping, School, Shop, Shower, Toilet, Food, Parking

Water

Type:
Flat, Chop
Hazards:
Mole
Quality:
Cloudy
Best Tide:
Tide independent

Flat to choppy water. Shallow area.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Small
Hazards:
Shells, Trees, None
Beach Users:
April, October, None

Sandy beach. Spot closed from May 1st to October 1st.

Weather

Spring:
Normal
Summer:
No information
Fall:
Normal
Winter:
Thick

Air: October to May: 0-15┬░C. Water: From October to May you need a wetsuit, in December/January it can get cold (around 0┬░C). January to May unpredictable, can be anything. October to December usually cloudy/rainy weather though in this period, especially when there's wind.

Wind

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

Best winds in spring and fall.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Long walk

A7, and northwest of Bolsward follow signs to Makkum. Park at the big car parking next to the pyramid-shape building (turn right before the wooden bridge and drive all the way to the end). Walk onto the camping and keep right. On the end of the pier/ mole, you'll find the small kitebeach on the left.

Extra information

Rules
Zones, Time

The spot is open for kitesurfing from 1st of October to 1st of May. The area inside the bay between the pier/ mole and the holiday park is restricted for kitesurfing. You have to stay outside the yellow bouys. Read the large blue sign or ask the locals before you go out.

Nightlife

No information