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IJmuiden

Noord Holland
In north to north-westerly wind, head south of the harbour to IJmuiden. If a northerly storm sticks around for more than a day, the long North Sea fetch boosts the swell to king size. But just like Wijk, the water stays smooth between the waves unless it blows above Force 7. With just a moderate current, wave newcomers have a fighting chance behind the harbour-wall. There's also a watersports zone in summer, when the swimming area extends south in front of the beach-huts. From cafés to paid parking, Ijmuiden is more commercial than Wijk, although it does offer showers at the beach and a campsite nearby.

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 Netherlands - Ijmuiden (GFS 27 km 09.12. 18 UTC, NWW3 50 km 09.12. 18 UTC)
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Wind speed (knots) 23 24 22 21 23 23 22 21 20 18 16 13 12 9 6 3 6 7 8 8 10 11 13
Wind direction NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NNW NNW NNW NNW N N NE SE SE ESE ESE ESE ESE ESE
Wave (m) 2.1 2.1 2 1.8 1.9 2 1.9 1.8 1.7 1.5 1.3 1.1 0.9 0.8 0.7 0.6 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.5
Wave period (s) 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 5 5 5 5 5 6 7 7 7 7 7 2 3
Wave direction NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NNW NNW NNW NNW NNW NNW NNW NNW NNW N N ESE E
Temperature (°C) 9 9 9 9 9 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 9 8 7 7 6 5 5 5 5 4 4
Cloud cover (%) - 80 46 57 99 99 60 57 45 63 78 99 85 95 82 45         - -  
Rain (mm/3h) - 0.3 0.4 0.6 0.6 0.4     0.4                            
Windguru rating 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 1 1                 1 1
 Lat: 52.45, Lon: 4.56 Timezone: CET (UTC+1) sun08:45 - 16:23 [Archive] [Tides]
 Netherlands - Ijmuiden (GFS 27 km 09.12. 18 UTC, NWW3 50 km 09.12. 18 UTC)
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Wind speed (knots) 23 24 22 21 23 23 22 21 20 18 16 13 12 9 6 3 6 7 8 8 10 11 13
Wind direction NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NNW NNW NNW NNW N N NE SE SE ESE ESE ESE ESE ESE
Wave (m) 2.1 2.1 2 1.8 1.9 2 1.9 1.8 1.7 1.5 1.3 1.1 0.9 0.8 0.7 0.6 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.5
Wave period (s) 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 5 5 5 5 5 6 7 7 7 7 7 2 3
Wave direction NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NNW NNW NNW NNW NNW NNW NNW NNW NNW N N ESE E
Temperature (°C) 9 9 9 9 9 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 9 8 7 7 6 5 5 5 5 4 4
Cloud cover (%) - 80 46 57 99 99 60 57 45 63 78 99 85 95 82 45         - -  
Rain (mm/3h) - 0.3 0.4 0.6 0.6 0.4     0.4                            
Windguru rating 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 1 1                 1 1
 Lat: 52.45, Lon: 4.56 Timezone: CET (UTC+1) sun08:45 - 16:23 [Archive] [Tides]
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Bei N bis NW ist Ijmuiden auf der anderen Seite der Mole angesagt. Hält sich ein NW-Sturm länger als einen Tag, wächst der Swell dank längstem…
In north to north-westerly wind, head south of the harbour to IJmuiden. If a northerly storm sticks around for more than a day, the long North Sea fetch…
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