Kitesurfing De Zandmotor – The Netherlands

Kitesurfing de zandmotor

De Zandmotor – The Netherlands

This page will tell you all about kitesurfing De Zandmotor.

Short summary

De Zandmotor is definitely one of the most special kitesurf location on the world. The spot is created in order of the Dutch government with the intention to protect the Dutch coast for the coming years. A huge artificial sandbank is created just in front of the coast. The sand will slowly drift along the coast to keep the long Dutch beaches well supplied with sand.
With high tide a large saltwater lagoon appears next to the North Sea. This means the spot has all the different water characteristics which you need for a great of kitesurfing. The water is about knee deep and smooth as a mirror, which makes it an ideal place for kitesurf lessons. The only downpart of the kitespot is the 5 minute walk to the beach, because the parking is behind the wide dunes. The Zandmotor is constantly changing, so don’t wait and give it a visit!

Impression of the spot

Spot characteristics

Quick overview

  • Rating: 8
  • Beginner friendly: Yes, but it can get really busy on the water!
  • Best wind directions: Southwest, West, Northwest, North
  • Launch area: Sandy beach
  • Water surface: Waves, chop, flat and shallow
  • Type of water: North sea
  • Comments: The sunny and windy weekends can get really crowded with beginners in the lagoon

Best time to visit for kitesurfing

The best months to visit this spot are:

March, April, May, June, July, August

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Places to eat

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Places to visit in the area (after kitesurfing De Zandmotor)

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Nearest airport

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Enjoy your time kitesurfing De Zandmotor!