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Zandvoort ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 1.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.6

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Zandvoort break guide

Zandvoort Surf Guide

Zandvoort on the West Coast is an exposed beach break that has inconsistent surf. Summer in particular tends to be flat. Works best in offshore winds from the east. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the north northwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Good surf at all stages of the tide. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

Zandvoort Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
10.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Zandvoort:

The best conditions reported for surf at Zandvoort occur when a North-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Zandvoort with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 11% of the time in May while 25% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 64% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Zandvoort Location Map

Interactive Zandvoort 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 Zandvoort is Schiphol (Amsterdam) Airport (AMS) in Netherlands, 18 km (11 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Zandvoort is Valkenburg Airport (LID), also in Netherlands, 23 km (14 miles) away.

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Zandvoort Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 11 May 2021, 15:46 Local Time
Tuesday 11Wed
Wave (m) 0.2
Period (s) 4 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 5
NE 10
SE 15
W 10
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at Zandvoort

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

Wind History at Zandvoort

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

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