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Duration

6 hours

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

6 people

Languages

English, Espanol, Francais

Den Helder > Texel > Vlieland > Terschelling > Ameland > Schiermonnikoog

5 islands – 140 km – 1 big adventure

This year, KiteActive is once again organizing one of the most unique downwinders in the world in our own country! This year KiteActive will again organize DEN TV-TAS downwinder. Don't you know what DEN TV TAS means? It is a handy mnemonic for the names of all Dutch Wadden islands. The downwinder starts in Den Helder. On the north side of Texel we make an island crossing towards Vlieland and after lunch we continue to Terschelling. Depending on the wind, we will spend the night here and continue our adventure towards Ameland and Schiermonnikoog the next day.

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Surf skill
Level 4 - Advanced! The group size is a maximum of 25 people.
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Be ready.. Always!
The wind window is from April 15 to the end of October. CAUTION: From this year onwards we will also take the tour during the week Offer.
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Wind & Weather
The weekend continues from wind force 4-6 west to northwest (first announcement 4 days before departure social and final start announced a 2 days before departure via email)
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Dutch most unique downwinder

Den Helder, Texel, Vlieland, Terschelling, Ameland and Schiermonnikoog… The islands we will visit during our downwinder. We have planned a wind window from mid-April to the end of October. The start will take place early in the morning in Den Helder where we will gather at the (free) parking lot. Ideally, we sail to Terschelling in one day, spend the night here and continue to Schiermonnikoog on the second day.

As soon as we arrive in Schiermonnikoog we take the ferry back to the mainland where a tour bus will be waiting for us to take us back to our starting point in Den Helder.

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Willem SchinkelshoekWillem Schinkelshoek
22:24 24 Jan 24
We have now been with Kite Active 9 times: Brazil, Greece, Sardinia, Sicily and Dakhla Morocco. Excellent kite spots, nice mix of enthusiastic kiters of various ages. Ideal for the novice & more experienced kiter with always great guidance. 🤟Recommended 👍
Cobie HarkemaCobie Harkema
12:09 02 Jan 24
Had a great time in brasiel good organised super nice guids.see you next time.
ilse de vriesilse de vries
10:26 11 Dec 23
Great travel experiences with Kiteactive!Learn big tricks in Tarifa, sail and kite during the Wadden weekend and downwind twice in Brazil!Always enthusiastic and relaxed travel guidance! Meeting nice new people with the same enthusiasm for kiting, great parties and nice places to stay. Highly recommended!
Ann DSAnn DS
18:15 07 Dec 23
Our first trip with KiteActive was an immediate success. Well organized and an unforgettable experience. Thanks to Roderick and team!Ann, Pé and kids
Rich AmosRich Amos
19:59 26 Feb 23
Just got back from a week in Tarifa with the KiteActive gang - what a brilliant week, we had wind pretty much every day, stayed in the excellent Wild House hostel, lovely group of humans ("my beautifuuul people!" as Henny would say) and Hilke and Cher were amazing group hosts!
Jan Willem MarkvoortJan Willem Markvoort
13:09 08 Oct 22
I joined KiteActive on the TV TAS 2022 downwinder. For me it was a long lasting dream to kite along the wadden islands and the trip really was a mindblowing experience. Now a week later, I still feel stoked!KiteActive managed to organise the trip in a safe way by having a large team of pro-kiters on the water who were able to perform rescues in case of any emergency, a RIB with an experienced crew who looked after us during the crossings and safeTRX watches which could be used to alert the coast guard.The downwinder lasted only 2 days, but it felt like a complete holiday. Kiting in between groups of hunderds of seals, while having a full rainbow on the background in the direction we were sailing, just sketching one of the pictures in my mind which will never fade away. Flat water spots, nice waves to play in, 4m swell during crossings, a nice combination of all sort of conditions. A trip of a lifetime.A big thanks for the KiteActive team, looking forward to the 2023 edition!
Wim GertenaarWim Gertenaar
17:44 04 Oct 22
In 21 years of kiting this was by far my best Kite Experience ever. Riding out the TVTAS-downwinder was a huge challenge which I was Able to complete thanks to the Kiteactive team. Always making sure of our safety in very challenging conditions. 4m High Waves and very Strong currents were but of a few conditionaliteit to mention. But Above all their carefull planning and Knowledge of the North Sea and currents made for a safe yet exhilarating kiteadventure. A true challenge for kiteboard-experts only.Thanx Kiteactive-team. I had an awesome time.
MikesurftMikesurft
14:05 03 Oct 22
Last weekend I did with Kite active the most ultimate downwinder of the Netherlands, which is TV TAS. With this downwinder you pass by all 5 wadden Islands, which are Texel, Vlieland Terschelling, Ameland and Schiermoniksoog. The downwinder was actually even longer, because we started from the mainland of the Netherlands, at Den Helder instead from Texel. Even though it's a 2 days kitesurf trip, it's been the best kitesurf trip for me so far. The thrill of passing all the wadden islands which is world heritage UNESCO, is a undescribable experience. The trip itself was very good organised bij the people from Kite active. They are very experienced kitesurfers, and they know the area very well. They are very friendly, give good briefings, and this not only at the start, but also at several other locations where necessary. Alse the hotel on Terschelling was very nice. The boat trip back, and the bus back to Den Helder was perfect organised.Be aware to be an experienced kitesurfer. Don't under estimate it, it's great if you're an advanced kitesurfer with enough experience to kite in big waves on sea. Despite the advanced level of all kiters in the group, we had to wear a Safetrx whatch for our safety. Which really made this trip possible and safe.
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Highlights

  • 1 of the most unique downwinders in the world
  • Kitesurf between seals, sandbanks & dolphins
  • A real adventure for the advanced kiters
  • Explore Holland!

Practical Information

Not included / Bookable

  • Kite material
  • Private room
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

What you still need to arrange!

  • Make sure you gather money for a donation for the KNRM
  • Grab your bag and check the packing list
  • Make sure your kite material is in 100% good condition
  • Make sure you are in 100% good condition
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Get ready for this amazing kite adventure!

  • Swimming/ impact vest
  • Waterproof bag
  • Food, drinks energy bars on the road
  • waterproof cover phone
  • Cash money
  • Good quality sunscreen
  • Your board bag full of kite gear

 

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FAQs

Can I go with any TV-TAS downwinder anyway?

Unfortunately not, we work with the system that gives priority to the person who registered first and has the correct level. If you have been along, you will come back again and in this way we want to give everyone the opportunity to make this unique tour.

I have a high starting number, do I have a chance?

To be sure, a lot of people always cancel at the last minute and then places are moved on. Keep an eye on your phone/email when things get exciting!

When will it be announced whether the downwinder will go ahead?

The first announcement will be made on Tuesday with code orange and on Thursday 12:00 it will be decided whether the downwinder can continue due to the predictions.

What if I drop out halfway through the tour?

Then you have to make your own way back to your car in Den Helder by public transport

What kind of accommodation do we sleep in?

This differs every time because we always have to decide last minute whether it can go ahead or not, it just depends on where there is room. We usually ensure that we stay in a luxurious group accommodation that is fully equipped.

I'm high on the list but I can't make it during the weekend the trip takes place.

Very unfortunate! You may cancel once due to private circumstances and then unfortunately you will be at the back again. We need quite specific conditions for this trip so we also need your commitment 🙂

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