Wijk aan Zee in The Netherlands
This page will tell you all about kitesurfing Wijk aan Zee.
The spot Wijk aan Zee is a dream location for all kind of surfers living in northwest Europe. The winds in The Netherlands can be really powerful and when this happens Wijk aan Zee is crowded with windsurfers, kitesurfers and surfers from within the Amsterdam area and even from Germany. Be aware that you respect the other surfers in the area before launching your kite. Make sure you arrive early, because the parking can get crowded. If there is no space for parking, you can always enter the beach a bit further from the entrance. About 500 meters from the main beach there is an old bunker. There is an entrance to the beach next to the bunker. The beach and the water is less crowded here, so there is a way to avoid the crowd.
The large steel company behind the beautiful dunes make the background view of the beach just awesome. If you are lucky you will spot a seal while surfing. The main winds come from the southwest direction. There is a large pier which protects the waves from crashing by the wind. With a strong southwester wind some big swell can break close to the beach. This makes the place great for waveriding.
After your session, relax and take a beer with some good chicken in the beach tent at the beach.
- Rating: 8
- Beginner friendly: Can be tough due to strong currents
- Best wind directions: South West, West, North West
- Launch area: Sandy beach
- Water surface: Waves
- Type of water: Ocean
- Comments: It can be busy with wave surfers, windsurfers and ofcourse kitesurfers
Best time to visit for kitesurfing
The best months to visit this spot are:
August, October, November, December, January, February, March
Check out this website for long term predictions.
Best places to go
Places to sleep
Sleep as close as you can near the beach and book your room at Hotel de Klughte.
Is this place to elegant for you, you might want to check out the campsite Banjaert.
Places to eat
For Dutch knowings, the kitesurf spot Wijk aan Zee is a pretty remote location. That is what makes the spot even more enjoyable. There are two restaurants/ bars located right in front of the spot on the beach, called Timboektoe and Aloha. Get a warm cup of coffee or drink a beer with a good dish after your Wijk aan Zee session.
Places to visit in the area (after kitesurfing Wijk aan Zee)
Enough things to do when you visit Wijk aan Zee. Don’t hesitate and start:
- Visiting the city centre of Amsterdam
- Take a look at Zuid-Kennemerland National Park
- Check out the circuit of Zandvoort and take a ride
Enjoy your time kitesurfing Wijk aan Zee!