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Surfing, Kitesurfing On Bornholm


The coast of Bornholm is ideal for water sports, but the coasts are different. On the south coast, you will find wide sandy beaches. On the south coast, you will find wide sandy beaches, ideal for sunbathing and swimming.
The north coast is more rocky and even cliffy, which makes for nice walks and hikes through the beautiful coastal scenery. The water off the coast of Bornholm is very clean and clear, which is an additional advantage for an active holiday by the water.
South of Nexo, in Balka, you will find "Eastwind watersport", where you can rent equipment for windsurfing, surfing and kite surfing and learn these sports under the guidance of an experienced instructor.

windsurfing on Bornholmie Windsurfing

The Bornholm coast is ideal for windsurfing, and the beaches at Balka and Dueodde are very popular with both experienced windsurfers and novices.

kitesurfing on Bornholmie Kitesurfing

Kitesurfing is a fantastic pastime where you can feel the power of nature while enjoying an exciting sport. The most favorable wind for this sport is on the beaches of Balka, Duodde or Boderne - because the right wind is essential if you want to enjoy several hours of fun on the water. There are many places on Bornholm where you can take a kitesurfing course, but most of them are on the beaches of Balka, Duodde and Boderne.

sup on Bornholmnie Sup

Stand-up paddle surfing is a water sport that feels fun the moment we stand on the board. Stand-up paddle surfing is a water sport where you quickly feel that you are making progress while solving many challenges and developing yourself. At the same time, it keeps you fit and allows you to enjoy the fresh air.

Dueodde beach

Wind conditions are most reliable here, however, this applies to the part of the beach west of Dueodde lighthouse. The best waves come from the west to southwest wind, beware of the strong currents that often occur here. Sometimes there is seaweed here, which is a nuisance for kite surfers - if a kite falls into the water, the lines are immediately encased, and under the weight of the seaweed it is usually impossible to continue swimming, sometimes so thick that it makes it difficult to walk by the shore - the beautiful blue sea turns into a smelly slush.

Despite this, Dueodde beach is not only the best beach on Bornholm, but in Denmark and on the Baltic coast. The pristine white, clean sand stretches for several kilometers, ranging in width from 50 to almost 150 meters. From the main car parks at Fyrvejen and Skrokkegards, two ramps over 500 meters long lead across the dunes to the beautiful Dueodde beach. Please note that the ramp ends more than 100 meters from the waterline. The car park at Fyrvejen has a kiosk, toilets, and a bus stop. There are camping sites, numerous chalets, and a primitive campsite in the area, which are clearly marked on our Bornholm map.

Water

Type: Shallow, Flat, Chop, Small wave, Medium wave
Hazards: Swimmers, Currents, Stones
Quality: Clean
Best Tide: Tide independent


Perfect for freestyle and wave since there is a sort of real shore break and various levels of water depth. There is a kind of lagoon created when water partly flooded the beach. Look out for some big stones in the water. The lagoon can change its shapes, depending on sand movements.

Beach

Type: Sand
Size: Medium
Hazards: Bystanders
Beach Users:     June, July, August


One can walk to the beach on a wooden path on through the dunes. The best sand quality on the island. And the most beautiful Danish beach in 2006 chosen by Danes themselves. Be careful of swimmers!

Weather

Spring: Normal
Summer:     Shorty, Normal
Fall: Normal
Winter: Thick


Mostly crowded during high season and when the sun is shining. Water temperature 4°C in winter, spring and fall up to 22°C in late summer like August. A 3/3 wetsuit is needed.

Wind

Best Months: January, February, March, April, May, June, August, September, October, November, December
Wind Type: Trade
Best Direction: SSE, S, SSW, SW, WSW, W
Main Direction: SW, WSW, W


Depending on the wind direction one can move a bit on the corner of the island, but the wind will still mostly beside, side-on or onshore. When the wind comes more from East you should kite in Balka, and when more Northwest in Jomfrugaard, because it is quite gusty on Dueodde then.

 

Balka beach

Balka beach is several kilometers long, wide with very fine sand and shallow water, and is ideal for beginner surfers and kite surfers. The beach is sheltered from the prevailing westerly wind. To get to the beach you have to walk a long way if you want to swim.

The beach starts in Snogebæk - where there are many shops and restaurants - and ends in Balka with a restaurant, mini-golf, toilets, and plenty of parking spaces.

There are lifeguards at Balka beach in high season, and there is a school where you can rent windsurfing and kite surfing equipment, as well as pedal boats, sups, kayaks and sun loungers.

Water

Type: Shallow, Chop, Small wave, Medium wave
Hazards: Swimmers, Ships
Quality: Clean
Best Tide: Tide independent


Mostly onshore wind with choppy 1-3m waves. In between the waves nice flat water.

Beach

Type: Sand
Size: Big
Hazards: Bystanders, Other
Beach Users:     June, July, August


Nice, sandy beach. About 1.3km long and 90m wide. Be careful of bystanders and beach volleyball courts.

Weather

Spring: Normal, Thick
Summer:     Shorty, Normal
Fall: Normal, Thick
Winter: Thick


The season goes from April to November. In that time air from spring 10-20°C, in summer up to 30°C and in autumn 10-16°C. Water spring 8-13°C, summer 18-23°C, autumn 8-14°C. You always need a wetsuit. You can go out off-season but it will be very cold, a thick wetsuit or better drysuit, mask, shoes and gloves recommended.

Wind

Best Months: January, February, March, April, May, June, August, September, October, November, December
Wind Type: Trade
Best Direction: NE, ENE, E, ESE, SE
Main Direction: NE, ENE, E, ESE, SE


Works good in any East wind.


Jomfrugaard beach

The best option for south-westerly winds, as the waves are largest here. The width of the beach (and the amount of wood!) changes with the intensity of the winter storms. Parking is right in front of the beach, overlooking the water.

Water

Type: Flat, Chop, Small wave, Medium wave
Hazards: No information
Quality: Clean
Best Tide: Tide independent


Flat to choppy and medium waves according to the wind. Shallow access. A big open water area.

Beach

Type: Sand
Size: Big
Hazards: Trees, Bystanders, Cars
Beach Users:     June, July, August, September


Beautiful, long, sandy beach. Narrow beach with lots of dead/fallen trees partly covered by water. Lots of space on water but not on the beach.

Weather

Spring: Normal, Thick
Summer:     Shorty, Normal
Fall: Normal, Thick
Winter: Thick


The season goes from April to November. In that time air from spring 10-20°C, in summer up to 30°C and in autumn 10-16°C. Water spring 8-13°C, summer 18-23°C, autumn 8-14°C. You always need a wetsuit. You can go out off-season but it will be very cold, a thick wetsuit or better drysuit, mask, shoes, and gloves recommended.

Wind

Best Months: February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
Wind Type: Frontal
Best Direction: SE, SSE, S, SSW, SW, WSW, W, WNW, NW
Main Direction: SW, WSW, W, WNW


Works in many directions, it just depends where you go to the beach.


Boderne beach

Boderne beach

A beautiful beach ideal for after the season. The size of the beach varies depending on the strength of the wind. Swimming is possible in all directions from west to south to east. Beware of rocks in the water.

Water

Type: Chop, Small wave, Medium wave
Hazards: Swimmers, Ships, Fishernets, Stones
Quality: Clean
Best Tide: Tide independent


Chop or waves depending on winds.

Beach

Type: Sand
Size: Small
Hazards: None
Beach Users:     July, August


Sandy beach.

Weather

Spring: Normal, Thick
Summer:     Shorty, Normal
Fall: Normal, Thick
Winter: Thick


The season goes from April to November. In that time air from spring 10-20 C°, in summer up to 30 C° and autumn 10-16 C°. Water spring 8-13 C°, summer 18-23 C°, autumn 8-14 C°. You always need a wetsuit. You can go out off-season but it will be very cold, a thick wetsuit or better drysuit, mask, shoes, and gloves recommended.

Wind

Best Months: March, April, May, September, October, November
Wind Type: Frontal
Best Direction: SE, SSE, S, SSW, SW, WSW, W, WNW
Main Direction:     SW, WSW, W, WNW


Any strength possible with depressions. Best winds in fall and spring. Summer lighter.

 

Sorthat beach

Sorthat beach

A beautiful sandy beach ideal for after the season. The size of the beach varies depending on the strength of the wind. Beware of rocks in the water.

Water

Type: Chop, Small wave, Medium wave
Hazards: Fishernets
Quality: Clean
Best Tide:     Tide independent

Beach

Type: Sand
Size: Small
Hazards: None
Beach Users:     No information

Weather

Spring: Normal, Thick
Summer:     Shorty, Normal
Fall: Normal, Thick
Winter: Thick

Wind

Best Months: April, May, September, October
Wind Type: Frontal
Best Direction: SSW, SW, WSW, W, WNW, NW, NNW
Main Direction:     SSW, SW, WSW, W


 
Sandvig beach

Sandvig beach

The beach is located in the northeastern part of Bornholm. The coast in this part of the island is mainly steep rocky cliffs with occasional sandy beaches. Sandvig is one of these beaches, ideal for surfing in the northwest to southeast winds.

Water

Type: Chop, Small wave
Hazards: Ships, Reefs, Rocks, Stones
Quality: Clean
Best Tide:     Tide independent


Choppy and up to 1m waves.

Beach

Type: Sand
Size: Medium
Hazards: Stones
Beach Users:     June, July, August, September


Small, sandy beach, about 300m long.

Weather

Spring: Normal, Thick
Summer:     Shorty, Normal
Fall: Normal, Thick
Winter: Thick


The season goes from April to November. In that time air from spring 10-20°C, in summer up to 30°C and in autumn 10-16°C. Water spring 8-13°C, summer 18-23°C, autumn 8-14°C. You always need a wetsuit. You can go out off-season but it will be very cold, a thick wetsuit or better drysuit, mask, shoes, and gloves recommended.

Wind

Best Months: March, April, May, June, August, September, October, November
Wind Type: Frontal
Best Direction: NE, ENE, E, ESE, SE
Main Direction: No information


Works only with NE, E and SE.

 

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