Zingst sits on a glorious stretch of Baltic coastline to the west close to the Vorpommersee national park. It attracts mainly wind surfers and kite surfers and the odd few surfers. Beginners may find it difficult here because of the wave breakers or Groynes strategically placed along the shoreline. The best times to surf are spring and autumn with the best month for wind direction coming in April. Access to the beach is behind the dunes where there is ample parking.
Westerland is the Capital City of Sylt and offers a wealth of shops, restaurants and places to stay. The long sandy beach is situated on the western coast of Sylt and is popular with both experienced surfers and sailors. The season runs from April to November.
Walchensee Lake nestles in the mountainous region of southern Bavaria close to the Austrian border and is said be the deepest lake in Germany. It covers just over 16 square kms and because of its continuous thermal winds, is a Mecca for kite and wind surfers of intermediate and professional abilities. The best time to go is from April to August; however, the height of the summer does get packed with tourists.
Vilstalsee is a small lake (only 2kms x 0.7kms wide) located only 1 hour Northeast of Munich. It is mainly used by sailing vessels; however it is becoming more popular for wind and kite surfers of all abilities. The season here is mainly April to October, although spring and autumn months are the best due to high visitor levels in the summer. If you really want to avoid the crowds then pay a visit during the week. There is also a nature reserve close by which is a restricted area so pay attention to signs.
Usedom Uekeritz is a lake spot situated on the Achtenwasser in the Naturepark Usedom of North East Germany. It attracts kite surfers, wind surfers and surfers, as well as keen sailors of all levels and abilities. Facilities here are very good and there is plenty of parking nearby. It is used all year round and there is no particular season.
Thiewaii is situated in the South East corner of the Island of Rugen and is one of the best spots on the island for all types of surfing and sailing since it benefits from brilliant wave and wind conditions. The spot is best suited for intermediate and expert levels and the reason runs from April to November.
Thiessow Ost is situated far South East on the Island of Rugen in the Baltic Sea. It is popular for surfers and sailors but due to the high winds and currents that prevail, it is not a place for beginners. The season runs mainly from April to November but all year round is possible if you are fully suited and booted.
Suhrendorf is located on the western coast of Rugen which is a large island off the German coast situated in the Baltic Sea. It boasts of having the most shallow water in Europe and you can ride out as far as you like with the water no higher than your waist. It's a great spot for surfers of all abilities and it is possible to surf all year round if you can handle the cold.
Strande sits right on the top of the Keiler Bucht estuary just as it merges into the Baltic Sea. There is a well equipped harbor that attracts sailing enthusiasts as well as wind, kite and surfers, of intermediate and expert ability. It tends to be an all year round water sports destination although it can get a little hectic during the summer months.
Steinmarne is situated on the southern coast of the North Sea and is popular with tourists who come to visit the zoo, swim in the heated outdoor pool as well as lounge on the sandy beaches. It is also a popular spot for experienced windsurfers and kitesurfers with the season running from April to November.
St Peter–Boehl is less well known than its sister spot St Peters Ording however it is still a great spot for surfers, wind surfers and kite surfers alike of all abilities and levels. There is easy parking right on the beach (for a small fee) and lots of space in the water which means that even in the height of summer there is always plenty of room. The season runs from March to November but if you really want to avoid the crowds, come during the week.
Sahlenburg is situated on the North West coast of Germany looking out into the North Sea and is popular with tourists as well as windsurfers, kitesurfers and sailors. The season runs from April to October with off season being quite rare due to the extremely cold winter weather.
Schillig is situated on the west coast of Jade Bay, North West Germany and is a popular spot for tourists and campers. The area is also well used by surfers of all abilities and has a season running from April to October.
Rugen is Germany's largest island laying off the coast of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in the Baltic Sea. The waves crashing in from the sea as well as the calmer inland waters makes it a haven for surfers and yachters of all abilities. The island is in a temperate zone making it an all year round spot.
Lobbe is situated on the eastern coast of Rugen. Rugen is Germany's largest island located off the coast of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Rugen has it all with its white frothy waves rolling in from the Baltic Sea or its calmer inland waters, making it a mecca for surfers and yachters alike. In addition its temperate climate makes it pretty much an all year round destination.
Neu Reddevitz is situated in the Biosphere Reserve, in South East Rugen with stunning scenery and a calm relaxing atmosphere and is popular with surfers of all abilities. The season is from April to November.
Prora is Rugen's best beach and stretches for some 4.5 meters, flanked by a holiday complex of around 10,000 identical homes which were built by the Nazis in the late 1930's. The complex was never completed and most of it now lies derelict and boarded up. The beach remains very popular, however, and Prora is a great spot for intermediate and experienced surfers. The main season is April to November although off season is possible with the appropriate clothing.
Pritzwald is located on the south of the island of Rugen just at the edge of a natural reserve and adjacent to a campsite. It is a very popular spot for holidaymakers and the shallow waters make it ideal for surfers of all abilities, particularly beginners. The season runs mainly from April to November but off season is possible if you can handle the cold.
Peenemunde is situated on North East Germany’s Baltic Sea coast close to the Greifswalder Bodden inlet and is a popular destination for surfers, kite surfers and wind surfers of all levels and abilities. Try to avoid July and August it gets packed with tourists. In fact the best time to go is just out of the summer season, say May or September, where you will be able to find a decent spot. Parking fees apply. However, caravans and vans are not allowed and may be fined.
Ottendorf is situated on the north west coast of Germany looking out into the North Sea and is popular with tourists as well as experienced surfers of all types. The main season runs from April to November although off season is possible with appropriate clothing.
Nonnevitz is located on the north coast of the Island of Rugen and boasts strong winds and large waves rolling in from the Baltic Sea making if perfect for experienced surfers of all types and also good for sailing. The season runs from April to November although off season is possible if you can handle the cold.
Neuhaus is an ocean spot that sits on the Baltic coast. It lies juxtaposed with the Saaler Bodden Lake and is a good spot for surfers, wind surfers and kite surfers of all abilities. The best months are spring and autumn and there is parking at the camping ground nearby.
Neuendorf is situated on the eastern side of Rugen within a bay known as The Bay of Greifswald and was formerly a fishing village. It's location makes it more suited to surfers with some experience. The season runs from April to November, although it can be extended throughout the rest of the year if you don't mind the cold.
Set on the beach of the picturesque and unspoilt Westhaven State Park, this is a nice little surf spot that comes into its own when the nearby Groins just isn’t playing. It’s suitable for all abilities and isn’t a difficult place to surf.
In a relatively remote spot between Lahaina and Maalaea, this offers the chance for surfers, windsurfers and kitesurfers to play on good, consistent waves. It’s suitable for intermediate and better kiters only though, due to the limitations of the beach.
This is a popular spot for everyone, whether windsurfers, surfers or kiters, and is suitable for all levels of experience. It is just outside Lahaina and is really easy to get to, and the whole area just has a relaxing, peaceful atmosphere with plenty of advice and help on hand for beginners.
Although fickle, this can be an excellent big wave spot. It’s in a scenic little half-moon shaped bay and the shape of the land seems to just funnel the big waves in. Despite the size, it’s a safe place to be and is suitable for all surfers.
Also known as Seal Haven for reasons that will be obvious when you get here, this is a place for experienced surfers who like a challenging wave. Even if it isn’t the biggest around, it’s one of the most fun places to be.
Something of a secret spot in Port Angeles, this is a heavy break and it needs a steady nerve – and that’s just getting past the security to the beach. If you do come here, you’ll find a consistent break that seems to defy all conditions to produce decent waves.