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Katwijk aan Zee ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 1.8
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.7
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.6

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Katwijk aan Zee Surf Guide

Katwijk aan Zee on the West Coast is an exposed beach break that has inconsistent surf. Summer in particular tends to be flat. Ideal winds are from the southeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the northwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Sometimes crowded. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

Katwijk aan Zee Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon  beachBeachIcon  s43.6
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
18.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Katwijk aan Zee:

The best conditions reported for surf at Katwijk aan Zee occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Katwijk aan Zee (for consistent clean waves)?

octoberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Katwijk aan Zee with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of October. Clean surfable waves are typically found 6% of the time in October while 33% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 61% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
6%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
33%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
61%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Katwijk aan Zee Location Map

Interactive Katwijk aan Zee surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Katwijk aan Zee is Valkenburg Airport (LID) in Netherlands, 6 km (4 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Katwijk aan Zee is Schiphol (Amsterdam) Airport (AMS), also in Netherlands, 26 km (16 miles) away.

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Katwijk aan Zee Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 23 September 2020, 04:09 Local Time
Wednesday 23
5AM8AM11AM2PM
Wave (m) 0.9
WSW
1.0
WSW
1.1
SW
-
-
Period (s) 4 5 5 -
Wind (km/h) 20
SW 25
SSW 25
SSW 35
SW
Wind State cross cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Katwijk aan Zee

Surf stats for Katwijk aan Zee, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Katwijk aan Zee

Wind stats for Katwijk aan Zee, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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    • Icon  s32.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: inconsistent
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    Reliability: fairly consistent
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