Water & Beach Sports
Whirling across the beach in a wind-powered beach racer is awesome! Fanø has one of Europe’s best beaches for land sailing. There is a marked area, approximately 3 km south of Rindby, for this type of activity.
There are many different types of land sailing vehicles. One of which is a small, three-wheeled, open carriage. Some types are powered by a mounted sail, others by a handheld kite. Some vehicles require expansive knowhow, others you can learn to operate in 10 minutes.
Blokart is the most popular type for rental. It is easy to ride and perfect for beginners. There is also a two-seater version, so even smaller children can experience the rush. It is a sport for all ages, for children aged 8 or 10 years and up to 88-year-olds. Blokart lessons and rental takes place on the beach throughout summer. Contact Fanø Tourist Office for further information.
Kite buggy is the name of another very popular type. It is driven with a handheld kite and requires more practice. Fanø attracts some of the best kite buggy drivers, and both training camps and competitions in kite buggy are hosted here.
Landboard is more or less a skateboard, but with bigger off-road wheel As with the kite Buggy it is driven with a handheld kite, that is attached to the rider with a belt. The makes it possible to make acrobatic jumps.
One-wheelers are a kind af skateboard with one large wheel in the middle of the board. A one-wheeler is batery driven and can therefore be used anywhere; on the beach, in the woods, and in the cities.
Surf on Fanø
Fanø is a surfing area with more than enough space and conditions, that can satisfy the most people.
It is a really good place to learn how to surf in waves, both for the novice as well as for the more experienced, who wants to bring his style and tricks to perfection.
The ocean at Fanø is easily accessible and user-friendly. It is very convenient that you can ride your car all the way down to the water and you don't have to be bothered with dragging your equipment for several metres, as it happens in many other destinations.
As long as you stick to the normal safety rules, Fanø is a safe place to be at the sea and ride the waves. The conditions are surprisingly good, both for novices and the more experienced.
One of the biggest benefits with Fanø is the fact, that there is something for all in the family - also for those who are not surfers. Children activities, culture; there ia s good experience for all.
Fanø's location in the westerly winds directly to the North Sea means excellent conditions for windsurfing. Due to the tide the waves are changing; i.e. the challenges changes, too. Waves up to one to two meters are not unusual.
The surf spot can be sailed S, N, V, NV og SV. NV is the best for the waves as it gives a perfect launch.
On the west side of Fanø you have perfect conditions for kite surfing. The beach is wide and you can park right next to the water. Plenty of space for launching.
The spot offers new opportunities due to the sandbanks and the tide in the North Sea.
In the same day the water can be flat and low next to the beach (perfect for beginners or for training tricks), choppy a bit further out and one to two meter high waves further out.
The spot can be sailed S,N,V, NV and SV. V is the best as it gives optimal conditions if you are wave surfing.
The eastern side of Fanø is a protected area and kite surfing is not allowed.
Fanø has it all. You can paddle flat water and you can paddle waves.The best spot for flat water is on the eastern side of Fanø. Starting in Nordby and going southwards.
If you want waves it is the western side of Fanø. All dependent on the direction of the wind and the tide - the waves roll perfectly. The best spots for wave surfing are at Sønderho and from Fanø Bad to the surf area at Rindby.
The surf area is a bit south of Rindby.