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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Latitude: 51° 20.67' N
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DistanceIn the city
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name T'hellegat
Wave qualityRegional Classic
DirectionRight and left
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionNorth, NorthWest, West
Good wind directionWest, SouthWest
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.5m-2m /5ft-6ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+
Best tide positionHigh tide only
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week crowdFew surfers
- Rips / undertow
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When it works, definately the best spot in Belgium
By Anonymous , 16-04-2008
- I do agree Heist is mostly smaller then the other spots in Belgium and I do Agree that Belgium has not worldwide 3 star rated spots but... when Heist works , and you sure can not tell it from the view from the digue unless it is big, it is great. it has more power then most of the spots even when it is smaller. And till now the atmosphere is laid back even there more people in water on the good days the last year.
By superman , 03-01-2007
heist is totaly epic - shiiiiiiiiiit this is the best spot of belgium, and if someone doesn't agree's i will kick him in the but
By anonymous , 31-05-2006
stars - rating spots is a difficult task, everybody has their likes and favorites, I like the waves in Blankenberge and Oostende too, and they most certaily deserve a couple of stars, and also true they are quite consistent, but I do know that on a lot of days, when a nasty storm hits, and everything is chop and foamy, the only places that are surfable are Heist or Zeebrugge, this because the harbourwall is just bigger than the staketsels and offers more protection from wind, also, when the sandbanks are just right and all weatherfactors come together those spots can offer you a pretty amazing long ride, to put it plain and simple, Zeebrugge and Heist have the longest waves in Belgium, maybe not so consistent, but when it's on definitly long.
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