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Zud ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.8

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Zud Surf Guide

Zud on the West Coast is an exposed beach/Jetty break that only works once in a while. Summer in particular tends to be flat. Ideal winds are from the northeast with some shelter here from north winds. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest. The beach breaks favour rights. Sometimes crowded. Watch out for rips and jellyfish.

Zud Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeach/jettyIcon  s32.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
9.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Zud:

The best conditions reported for surf at Zud occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Zud 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 23% of the time in May while 22% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 55% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
23%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
22%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
55%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Zud Location Map

Interactive Zud 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 Zud is Valkenburg Airport (LID) in Netherlands, 18 km (11 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Zud is Rotterdam Airport (RTM), also in Netherlands, 20 km (12 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 8 May 2021, 21:52 Local Time
SatSunday 09
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m) 0.9
WSW
0.6
WSW
0.5
WSW
0.5
WSW
Period (s) 6 6 5 5
Wind (km/h) 20
SSW 20
S 25
SSE 20
SSE
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Zud

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

Wind History at Zud

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Zud. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s32.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon beachBeach/jetty
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away
    • Icon beachBeach/pier
    • Icon  s33.1
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    5km away
    • Icon beachBeach/jetty
    • Icon  s33.1
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    7km away
    • Icon river  redRiver/jetties
    • Icon  s32.5
    Reliability: inconsistent
    14km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Zud: