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Latitude: 52° 44.251' N
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From Alkmaar follow the signs for Den Helder along the Noordhollands kanaal. Take the exit Schoorl/Hargen It is one beach up from hargen, next to the dyke. In summertime the parking area costs a bit of money, off season it's free parking.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Wave qualityRegional Classic
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthShort (< 50m)
Good swell directionNorth, NorthWest
Good wind directionEast, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+
Best tide positionLow and mid tide
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
One of the better waves in the North of Holland.
Spot can be surfed on all tides. But when the high tide starts to cover the breakwaters, the current increases a lot and it gets messy. On mid to low tide the waves comes around the breakwater and gives short but fast rides. This way you get at least a bit of speed to do a decent turn. On a good day with a NW swell, you can get fast rides after a steep drop. Tends to have a bit more power than the average Dutch slop.
You are usually alone at this spot. Sometimes it gets crowded, but when that happens you can always just go up one beach and you're alone again. Localism is an unknown word in this region, as it should be.
One of the better waves in the North of Holland. Worth checking out because it's a different wave.
By Anonymous , 22-07-2006
1 foot sharks? - the only sharks in the North-sea are a really cute, brown with yellow spots kind of shark that doesn't get bigger then a meter (three feet). so, not very terrifying indeed, but more exciting then the occasional jelly-fish, that in some cases can sting, leaving you with rash and itchy spots. So mind the jellyfish, not the shark..
By anonymous , 20-02-2006
Sharks in Your Imagination... - As usual, when somebody don´t want more crowd says that beach has Sharks... The worst and evil shark are the Men, all over the world whis there bad attitud and stupid localism. leave the Sharks alone.
By anonymous , 18-02-2006
- maybe the most hollow wave of the Netherlands! Rare but sometimes heavenly.
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