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Petten ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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Petten Spot ID

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Type: beach/Jetty

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.9 °C

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Monday, 24 September 2018, 19:18 Local time
Monday 24Tue
Wave (m) 2.0
Period (s) 8 8 7 7
Wind (km/h) 30
NW 25
NNW 15
NNW 10
Wind State cross-
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Petten on the West Coast is an exposed beach/Jetty break that has quite reliable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Works best in offshore winds from the east. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Rarely crowded here. Take care of rips and obstacles.

Netherlands wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Petten zuid, Netherlands, 2 km from Petten.

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Petten Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Weerstation Zeehuisje Sint Maartensvlotbrug wx, 2 km from Petten.

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Air temperature
11.4 °C

Current weather near Petten

Buoy Data:

At NBOWF DWR Site H Waverider, 75 miles from Petten.

  1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 2.2
Dominant period (s) 9.5 9.5 8.3 8.3

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Overall Petten Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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  • The closest passenger airport to Petten is De Kooy Airport (DHR) in Netherlands, 17 km (11 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Petten is Schiphol (Amsterdam) Airport (AMS), also in Netherlands, 53 km (33 miles) away.
  • Third is Valkenburg Airport (LID) in Netherlands, 70 km (43 miles) away.
  • Soesterberg Airport (UTC) in Netherlands is 84 km (52 miles) away.
  • Leeuwarden Airport (LWR), also in Netherlands is the fifth nearest airport to Petten and is 89 km (55 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Petten, Netherlands. Use the tab navigation above to view Petten sea temperature, Petten photographs, Petten detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Petten webcams, current wind from Netherlands live weather stations and Petten tide predictions. The Netherlands swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Netherlands and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Netherlands wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Petten.