It is guaranteed to be an experience.

Hohwacht Bay and Lake Selent are very well suited for all kinds of watersports – so grab snorkel and fins and discover the amazing and fascinating underwater world of the Baltic and inland lakes. 

There are sailing schools in Hohwacht and on Sehlendorf beach which are sure to excite watersports fans.  As well as booking sailing, surfing and diving courses, you can also hire boats, surfboards, diving equipment and even catamarans there.  To make sure you have a pleasant trip, it is worthwhile consulting the 

local Information Office for windsurfers


suitable wind direction: west and north west
beach: sandy beach (signposted beach for swimming in summer)
height of waves: choppy waves up to 1.5 m
dangers: small wooden jetties which can be easily missed when waves are high
info: parking fee and resort tax to be paid



suitable wind direction: north west and north north west
beach: sandy beach (shingle in places)
height of waves: choppy waves and over 1.5 m
dangers: stone jetties



suitable wind direction: north north west, north, north east, south west
beach: sandy beach (suitable for beginners)
height of waves: shallow area, up to 1.5 m
dangers: none
info: spot lies west of camping site, parking fee, surfing and sailing school, large swimming area in summer


suitable wind direction: north west and north north west
beach: sandy beach (shingle in places)
height of waves: choppy waves and over 1.5 m
dangers: none


Lake Selent:

suitable wind direction: west to north east
beach: meadowland, small sandy beach
height of waves: calm water, perfect for beginners and freestylers
dangers: none
info: picturesque spot directly on southern shore of the lake snackbar and toilets available

Please respect the following rules on Lake Selent:

  1. It is only allowed to use sailing boats, rowing boats or paddle boats on the lake in the designated areas (see map).
  2. You may only take your boat on the water after paying the fee at the Selent/Schlesen Office in Selent.
  3. Boats may only be launched at authorised points.
  4. Surfing is not allowed everywhere on the lake (see map, surfing is allowed in Fargau, Grabensee and Mohltörp (Selent swimming area)).
  5. Inflatable dinghies and similar boats with no hard hull do not require permission. Such boats must remain close to the swimming area, however.

water sports

Surf- and sailingschools

Ostwind Segelsport
Tel. +49 43 81 905 10
Am Brackstock, 24321 Hohwacht

Surf & Sail
Tel.  +49 43 81 97 68 or  +49 177 410 63 96
Sehlendorfer Strand (1. Mai - 30. September)

diving school

Dieters Tauchshop und –schule
Tel. +49  43 81 85 55
Behrensdorf (Campingplatz Waldesruh)

boat rental

Helga & Burghard Müller, Tel. +49  43 81 52 06
Behrensdorfer Strand


Rolf Petersen, Tel. +49 43 81 85 67 or 88 99
Thomas Petersen, (also Stand Up Paddles) Tel. +49  43 81 83 03

Ostwind Segelsport, Tel. +49  43 81 905 10, Am Brackstock, 24321 Hohwacht