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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Ay of Heist

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Distance

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 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name T'hellegat

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyDon't know

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerOrdinary

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthShort (< 50m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorthWest, West

Good wind directionNorthWest, West

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

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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 Additional Information

espect the natural resort in which the spot is located!

English (Translate this text in English): espect the natural resort in which the spot is located!

English (Translate this text in English): espect the natural resort in which the spot is located!

English (Translate this text in English): espect the natural resort in which the spot is located!

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when it works, definately the best spot in Belgium

English (Translate this text in English): when it works, definately the best spot in Belgium

English (Translate this text in English): when it works, definately the best spot in Belgium

English (Translate this text in English): when it works, definately the best spot in Belgium

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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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