Continent
Europe
Country
Netherlands
Next Big City
Amsterdam
Next Town
Alkmaar
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Rooms, Rescue, Food, Parking

Water

Type:
Small wave, Medium wave
Hazards:
Currents, Wave breaker, Stones
Quality:
Cloudy
Best Tide:
Tide independent

Wave breakers every 100 m.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Medium
Hazards:
None
Beach Users:
June, July, August

Sandy beach. In front of the village narrow, further north wider.

Weather

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

Wind

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

Best winds in spring and fall.



How to get there

Transport
Car, Bus
Access
Short walk

From Alkmaar north on N9, then follow signs to Petten.

Extra information

Rules
Zones, Other

Petten beach is not a spot for beginners, there are strong currents and beach breakers. Lifeguards will check if you can kitesurf or not. If you are a beginner you are not allowed to surf this spot.

Nightlife

No information