About Hoek Van Holland

In the northerly lee of the bustling entrance to Rotterdam harbour, this long stretch of golden sand is sheltered from southwesterlies by the huge breakwater. It's a consistent spot for any windswell coming out of the north, producing peaky, rolling waves popular with longboarders, that are transformed into quality fast, brown, barrelling lefts and rights when a groundswell hits -- with hollow A-frames from waist to head high.

Source: Hoek Van Holland Surf Guide

Ability Level

Beginner - intermediate

Beg Int Adv

Good for beginners when small, busy and heavy when the swell picks up and a decent groundswell kicks in.

Local Vibe

Doable

Welcoming Intimidating

Busy peaks with competitive vibe.

Crowd Factor

Moderate

Mellow Heavy

Always busy when there's a wave - longboarders snag the best waves when small - tubehounds take over when good.

Spot Rating

Fun

Poor Perfect

Mellow sandbanks with long walls in windswells, turns on in groundswells to produce hollow peaks. Offers some protection in southwesterlies.

Shoulder Burn

Medium

Light Exhausting

OK when small, watch out for longshore drift.

Water Quality

Dirty

Clean Dirty

Dubious, pollution from harbour outflow.

Additional Information

Hazards

Crowds, rips when bigger, rocky breakwater.

Access

Large car park by beach.

Bring Your

Shortboard, funboard, sup, fish, longboard, bodyboard

Seabed

Sand beach with long breakwater.

Best Season

Best September to May.

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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