Get out on the water

Photo: Bernhard Staerch

Holiday Island Als and the Sønderborg-area is rich on opportunities to be active on and in the water. Here you will find good spots for kayaking, wind- and kitesurfing. We have good angling waters and if you are in to diving the stone-riffs by Stenrev Als is worth a visit.

Kite- and windsurfing 

South-Als is surfer’s paradise. At Mommark Marina, Fynshav and Kegnæs the water is good for wind- and kitesurfing. Especially the waters surrounding the peninsula Kegnæs often provides good wind simply because of the way Kegnæs is situated. All year Lillehav, the water between Kegnæs and island Als is visited by beginners and experienced surfer´s.

If you are staying on North-Als, the beach at Købingsmark is a good spot for surfing. Drive through Nordborg city, follow the signs towards Pøl and continue on road to the water.

The bay near Brickwork Museum Cathrinesminde in Broage is the perfect spot for beginners, whether it is wind- or kitesurfing. Because the area is a bird sanctuary, all water sports are banned from mid May to mid September.

Show consideration for the animals in and around the water during surfing – please do not let the kite fly in over the heads of horses and other flight animals.

For an oversight of the good surfing spots and prohibited areas click here.

Kayaking 

Island Als and the Sønderborg-area provides you with good access to the water, set the kayak to water and explore the island from the seaside.

On the sound Als Sund you´ll often find quiet waters in lee of the wind and here you can set your kayak in the water at Verdens Ende (the end of the world) under the Alssundbridge.

If you like to go kayaking round island Als you can see a Danish description of the route and the facilities you´ll meet, under this link.

Kayaking round the peninsula Kegnæs is also a possibility, however, you´ll need to carry the kayak the short distance over the dam Drejet.

Kayakrental

SUP board

In Vemmingbund you can get out on the water by SUP board

Boatrental

If you do not bring your own boat it is possible to rent one. You can also enjoy a trip on board the ship Feodora II. 

Diving

If you are in to diving the waters surrounding Holiday Island Als is a rich on opportunities. The sea is hiding exciting history and the local diver´s is ready with expert knowledge of the area.

Diving centre Broagerlands Dykkercenter sell equipment and courses as well as organizes tours to exciting shipwrecks.

PFT Dive Solution sell equipment to divers of all ages and organizes snorkel safari and underwater hunt round island Als. 

Baltic-Dive-Center offers courses of marine biology and dive activities at Broager/Brunsnæs. 

Dive Team Als offers refilling of diving cylinders. However, you need to call and inform them about your requirements.  

In the waters surrounding island Als a project re-establishing stone riffs helps revive the seabed creating living space for marine life and exciting experiences for divers. See the map below with the placement of the riffs.