Sporting Events in Zeeland
Sport knows its place, literally, in Zeeland, sharing the best of the water and of the land. Not just the beaches, the dunes and the woods, but also the dikes and dams. They are the arena of so many Zeeuwse sporting events, where you – as professional or just plain sports lover – can flex your muscles with the elements and your own limits. An exercise in choice.
The action is mega, come October on Brouwersdam, come DAM-X weekend. Is that D for the dam, or for the daredevil dudes on surfboards? Awesome flights, skegs away, at these sick annual European championships for freestyle surfing where the cooking is good. A very popular spot in Zeeland. Off the lip, over the falls, or as the dinosaurs used to groan, ‘wipe-out’. The leaps, the speed, breathtaking. And it’s not just a spectator sport either. At DAM-X, take a workshop on wind surfing, sailing or, rookies welcome, supping.
Tacx Pro Classic
Something in the air? That’s the streaming sand and the screaming sound of the annual Beach Cross every autumn. Deafening, I said! Young and old – you can picture them, all leathered and lathered – lapping it up as the riders force their motorbikes and sidecars through the rough sand. The boulevard-like esplanade is the perfect grandstand to watch the clashes below, almost gladiatorial but a tad brotherly, with delegates from near and far.
Eneco NK Headwind-Cycling
Nothing harder than the coastal marathon
DELTA Ride for the Roses
Zeeland Beach Classics
All-beach versions of volleyball, soccer, tennis, rugby and, you heard it right, Bossaball. The latter is a mongrel of volleyball, football, gymnastics and circle dancing. Implemented on trampolines. Sounds perfect for watching from the boulevard grandstand at Vlissingen, growing from a simple beach tennis party to a multidisciplinary mesh of emerging games. Would you be the umpire?