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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 22.09. 06 UTC, NWW3 50 km 22.09. 06 UTC)
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Wind speed (knots) 18 18 18 15 9 3 6 10 9 11 16 16 16 19 18 17 14 2 5 5
Wind direction W WSW W W W SE E NE NE NNW N NNW NW NW NNW NNW N ESE SSE S
Wave (m) 1.6 1.5 1.4 1.2 1 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.9 1.3 1.3 1.4 1.4 1.3 1.2 0.7 0.6 0.5
Wave period (s) 6 6 6 6 5 5 5 6 6 6 4 6 5 6 6 5 5 6 6 6
Wave direction W W W W W W WNW NW NNW NNW NNW NNW NW NW NW NW NW NNW NNW NNW
Temperature (°C) 15 15 15 15 14 13 13 12 12 13 13 14 14 14 14 14 13 12 12 13
Cloud cover (%) - 98 99 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 7 29 59 15 42 39 37 29 7
Rain (mm/3h) -   0.4 0.6 1.1 0.6 0.4 2.7 2.7 2.5 2.5     1     0.4      
Windguru rating 2 2 2 1           1 2 2 2 2 2 2 1      
 Lat: 52.45, Lon: 4.56 Timezone: CEST (UTC+2) sun07:32 - 19:36 [Archive] [Tides]
 Netherlands - Ijmuiden (GFS 27 km 22.09. 06 UTC, NWW3 50 km 22.09. 06 UTC)
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Wind speed (knots) 18 18 18 15 9 3 6 10 9 11 16 16 16 19 18 17 14 2 5 5
Wind direction W WSW W W W SE E NE NE NNW N NNW NW NW NNW NNW N ESE SSE S
Wave (m) 1.6 1.5 1.4 1.2 1 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.9 1.3 1.3 1.4 1.4 1.3 1.2 0.7 0.6 0.5
Wave period (s) 6 6 6 6 5 5 5 6 6 6 4 6 5 6 6 5 5 6 6 6
Wave direction W W W W W W WNW NW NNW NNW NNW NNW NW NW NW NW NW NNW NNW NNW
Temperature (°C) 15 15 15 15 14 13 13 12 12 13 13 14 14 14 14 14 13 12 12 13
Cloud cover (%) - 98 99 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 7 29 59 15 42 39 37 29 7
Rain (mm/3h) -   0.4 0.6 1.1 0.6 0.4 2.7 2.7 2.5 2.5     1     0.4      
Windguru rating 2 2 2 1           1 2 2 2 2 2 2 1      
 Lat: 52.45, Lon: 4.56 Timezone: CEST (UTC+2) sun07:32 - 19:36 [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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