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Scheveningen is the harbour and beach resort of Den Haag(the Hague).At Den Haag follow directions Scheveningen harbour and boulevardor take the tram.
DistanceIn the city
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
DirectionRight and left
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthShort (< 50m)
Good swell directionNorth, NorthWest, West, SouthWest, NorthEast
Good wind directionSouth, SouthEast, East
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movementRising tide
- Rips / undertow
- Man-made danger (buoys etc..)
Often a current goes out along the harbour pier to carry you outside. Conditions mostly messy, much closing out waves, rips gooing out,shifting sandbanks, but at its better days fair to good. Take care for the half-hidden artifcial piers (breakwaters). (currents/rock).
Several places to surf here in Scheveningen:
-Noord:next to the harbour wall;most of the locals surf here.(Web-Cam http://www.hartbeach.nl/weather.html)
-Pier:can have nice waves;strong current!
-Zuid:go around the harbour if you're up Noord.
This spot is more a training spot for the small dutch surfing communety (boards and paddle-surfers alike); first 100 mtrs from the harbour is dedicated surfing, next part populated by windsurfers. at the windsurf-club (summer) is also a kayak-surf club. Somelocals can show some 'surfers' attitude but usualy nobody cares.
In summer however beach can be extremy crowded with bathing guests and swimmers.
Although usually not fantastic its often very surfable (check the webcam). The harbour pier seems to have a slight cumulating effect on the waves. Water not very clear but not as poluted as it may seem. Biggest hazard: cold.
By Anonymous , 13-11-2008
no more holland - i'm a dutch guy but for the dutch surf i can only say stick it up your ****
(thank god for the airplanes)
By Anonymous , 18-10-2007
- Yeah, there are shops where you can rent surfboards, no problem. If the shops on the beach are closed, go to Scheveningen harbour and look foor Hartbeach or in the shopping street of Scheveningen for Sablime.
By Anonymous , 07-09-2007
- travelling the coast on motor bike hence lack of board is it easy enought to rent boads here?
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