Zandvoort Aan Zee Kitesurfing seen from dunes at Sunset

Zandvoort Aan Zee Kitesurf Spot in Amsterdam

Europe Kiteboard Spot in Netherlands

Zandvoort aan Zee, a prominent seaside resort in the Netherlands, is not just a haven for beachgoers but also a renowned spot for kitesurfing enthusiasts. Its history as a kitesurfing destination dates back to the early days of the sport, gaining popularity due to its challenging conditions and scenic backdrop. Famous for its expansive beaches and lively atmosphere, Zandvoort aan Zee offers a unique combination of natural beauty and kitesurfing thrill. The area is particularly known for hosting advanced kitesurfers, offering styles like Freeride and Wave.

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Zandvoort Aan Zee Kitesurfing wind conditions

The wind conditions at Zandvoort aan Zee are a key aspect of its allure for kitesurfers. The prevalent winds here are predominantly from the southwest, providing steady and reliable conditions for kitesurfing. These winds typically start to pick up in strength during the mid-morning and can last well into the evening, offering ample time for enthusiasts to enjoy their sport.

The waves at Zandvoort aan Zee are a significant factor, with the presence of sandbanks offshore creating shallows and areas of flat water between the waves. This unique topography leads to a mix of conditions, from smooth gliding areas to challenging choppy sections, adding an exciting variety to the kitesurfing experience.

Water conditions are generally cold, necessitating the use of wetsuits year-round. The beach is large and sandy, providing ample space for launching and landing kites. While the wind reliability is high, it is advisable to check local forecasts as conditions can change rapidly.

Kitesurfers should be aware of the rip currents, which can be identified by the choppy wave patterns. These currents are a natural part of the sea dynamics here and add to the challenge of kitesurfing at this location.

Best winds are in September when Red Bull Megaloop competition takes place.

  • body wear

    • long neo
  • downwinder

    • Yes
  • ride type

    • freeride
    • freestyle
    • hydrofoil
    • wave
  • skill level

    • beginner
    • intermediate
    • advanced
    • professional
  • spot type

    • ocean
  • starting area

    • sandy beach
  • water condition

    • flat water
    • medium wave
    • small wave
  • wind daytime

    • in the afternoon
    • midday

Wind Stats for Zandvoort Aan Zee Kiteboarding

Around the Kiteboarding Spot Zandvoort Aan Zee

Zandvoort aan Zee, apart from being a kitesurfing hotspot, is also a vibrant tourist destination. The town is known for its lively beach bars and restaurants like Tijn Akersloot and Rapa Nui, where one can enjoy a meal with their feet in the sand or partake in the occasional parties. For accommodation, there are several holiday rooms and apartments close to the kitesurfing spots, catering to groups of up to six people.

For non-windy days, Zandvoort aan Zee offers a range of activities. The walking trails in the dunes and mountain biking are popular. When waves are present, surfing lessons or renting a surfboard from spots like Surfana Surfschool becomes an attractive option. Additionally, the town is connected by a direct train to Amsterdam central station, making it easy for day trips to the capital.

  • camper parking

    • Not allowed, but possible
  • car parking

    • At the spot
  • emergency

    • A medical center
    • A rescue service
    • Kite repair
  • has restaurant

    • Yes
  • has toilet

    • Yes
  • has shower

    • Yes

How to get to Zandvoort Aan Zee and how to bring it about while you're there

Zandvoort aan Zee is easily accessible, located just a short train ride from Amsterdam. The kitesurfing spots are well-connected by public transport, with the local train station providing convenient access. For those driving, the town is approximately 30 kilometers from Amsterdam, with ample parking near the beaches.

  • accommodation

    • close
  • public transport

    • Good
  • rental cars

    • Recommended


Careful about rip currents.

The spot gets crowded during summer time.

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Wind Forecast for Zandvoort Aan Zee Kitesurfing


Yes, there are waves at Zandvoort aan Zee. The size varies, but they are generally medium-sized, suitable for kitesurfers who enjoy wave riding.