Kitesurfing Workum – The Netherlands

Kitesurfing Workum

Workum – The Netherlands

This page will tell you all about kitesurfing Workum.

Short summary

Workum is one of the most popular spots in the North of The Netherlands. The water is knee-deep, sweet, and depending on the wind direction it can be pretty flat. These conditions together with a white sandy beach makes Workum a perfect place for all kind of riders. The beach is situated next to the campsite It Soal. The spot attracts a lot of German kitesurfers. There are even German kitesurfschools active in Workum. The spot can be pretty crowded in the weekends. There is a large sandbank about 300m offshore. This creates a perfect flat spot.

Kitesurfing Workum topview

Spot characteristics

Quick overview

  • Rating: 9
  • Beginner friendly: Yes
  • Best wind directions: South, Southwest, West, Northwest, North
  • Launch area: Sandy beach
  • Water surface: Shallow and flat water
  • Type of water: Sweet lake
  • Comments: There is a spot instruction for kitesurfers availlable on the sight

Best time to visit for kitesurfing

The best months to visit this spot are:

April, May, June, July, August, September, October

Weather information


Best places to go

Places to sleep

Workum is a small village which offers a lot of campsites in the surrounding area. Check out:


Places to eat

  • Snackbar It Soal – about 500 m
  • Kota Radja Workum (Chinese restaurant) – about 3 km

Places to visit in the area (after kitesurfing Workum)

Besides kitesurfing there is not much to do in Workum, so make sure it is windy!

Places to shop

Get your kite equipment at Core en More.

Need a kitesurf lesson?

Nearest (international) airport

Schiphol Amsterdam would be your best option. It is about a 1,5 hours drive from the spot.

Enjoy your time kitesurfing Workum!


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