The 6.5km long Brouwersdam connects Goeree with Schouwen Duiveland, isolating the North Sea from the inland Grevelingenmeer. Windsurfers and kiters have long gathered here to cut loose, and its popularity remains intact today. Away from the water, it’s all about chatting with kindred spirits over a well-deserved beer or BBQ in the evening. The dyke is drivable and the surrounding dunes and beaches offer an amazing backdrop – it’s just like being on holiday. In fact, this area gets more sun than anywhere else in Holland. Conditions are usually freeride: the stronger and more onshore the wind, the choppier it gets – rarely bigger than a metre though, as a ring of sandbars about 5km offshore absorbs most North Sea swell. Only at high tide in stormy west to north-westerlies do any waves wash over to break feebly on the dyke. There are three launches: the main spot, roughly in the middle of the dam, is also the kite zone (all the way to the southern beach pavilion at 'De Kou', marked by yellow buoys). The southern can occasionally host good waves at high tide. The second spot is at the northern end of the main beach, where you can park right by the water. Windsurfing only though! The third is at the northern end of the dyke: beyond the slipway, a bay suitable for all wind directions nestles amidst high dunes with a sandy shore downwind. Although not officially allowed, kiting is still tolerated here.
Kite and Windsurfing Guide