Continent
Europe
Country
Netherlands
Next Big City
Amsterdam
Next Town
Leiden, Noordwijk
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Rooms, School, Shop, Rescue, Shower, Toilet, Food, Parking

Water

Type:
Chop, Small wave, Medium wave, Big wave
Hazards:
Currents
Quality:
Cloudy
Best Tide:
Tide independent

No piers, harbor heads, hard constructions in the water. Noordwijk is situated along the North Sea. Expect wind waves breaking on mainly 3 sandbars - one after another - seawards. This means 3 wave breaking sections. Depending on the wind strength the waves varies between 0.5 m (3 Bft) to 4 m (8 Bft), of course depending on wind directions. During high tide the current is running from South to North (i.e. from left to right). During low tide the current is running in opposite direction, so from North to South (i.e. from right to left). Best conditions are when wind and current are in opposite directions. This means high tide with wind directions from the North (N, NE) and low tide with wind directions from the South (W, SW).

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Medium
Hazards:
Other
Beach Users:
June, July, August, September

Sandy beach for miles and miles. But it is not allowed to kite in front of the two boulevards, except for the spot of the surf club, on the south boulevard. Also miles of beach left to the south and to the north.

Weather

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

Wind

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

Mainly depending on depressions. Usual directions: 30% SW (from the left), 20% W, 20% NW (perpendicular on shoreline), 10% N (from right), 20% other. Best wind direction is SW or NE. Spring and autumn will produce generally SW winds and summer mostly NE winds.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

Extra information

Rules
Zones, Fees

Only spot allowed to launch your kite at the surf club. You have to be a member of surf club (day membership also possible), which offers all nice facilities like toilets, shower, rescue service, food and drinks, parties etc. The spot on the south boulevard is members from the surf club only. The spot on the north boulevard is trainees from the kiteschool only. The spot at Langervelderslag is for everybody.

Nightlife

Parties at the surf club.