About Wijk Aan Zee/Noordpier

This long stretch of beach exudes an oceanic/industrial hybrid vibe with golden sand, beach huts and sun bleached bars all framed against a backdrop of wind turbines, smokestacks and factories, and nestled in the northern lee of the giant breakwater for the Noordzeekanaal. This is a popular spot being close to Amsterdam. Outside of summer there are consistent, small, peaky windswells, and occasionally a long travelled N groundswell which will produce long, walling rights and lefts. The breakwater provides shelter in the predominant southwesterlies.

Source: Wijk Aan Zee/Noordpier Surf Guide

Ability Level

Beginner - intermediate

Beg Int Adv

Fun for all when small, more challenging above shoulder high.

Local Vibe


Welcoming Intimidating

Bustling, competitive.

Crowd Factor


Mellow Heavy

Popular, usually a crowd.

Spot Rating


Poor Perfect

Fun, walling waves, mostly short period windswells - gets good occasionally with walling A-frames.

Shoulder Burn


Light Exhausting

OK when small, hard work when onshore or with longshore drift.

Water Quality


Clean Dirty

Suspect - especially after rain

Additional Information


Watch out for rips as size increases.


Car park by breakwater

Bring Your

Shortboard, funboard, sup, fish, longboard, bodyboard


Sandy beach

Best Season

Best September - February.

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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