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

Doable

Welcoming Intimidating

Bustling, competitive.

Crowd Factor

Moderate

Mellow Heavy

Popular, usually a crowd.

Spot Rating

Poor

Poor Perfect

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

Shoulder Burn

Medium

Light Exhausting

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

Water Quality

Fair

Clean Dirty

Suspect - especially after rain

Additional Information

Hazards

Watch out for rips as size increases.

Access

Car park by breakwater

Bring Your

Shortboard, funboard, sup, fish, longboard, bodyboard

Seabed

Sandy beach

Best Season

Best September - February.

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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