From water flood to wind surfer
There is fantastic windsurfing here now. But in earlier times, this was an extremely dangerous stretch of sea. During a storm, you weren’t even safe on land! A disaster struck in 1953. Hundreds of dikes broke and 70,000 people lost their homes
This should never happen again. A dam had to be created that would tame the savage sea for good. They called that plan the Delta Works.
They started with this dam of almost 6 kilometres in 1958. Built in the middle of the sea! During high tide, it is battered by about 11 billion kilograms of water. If you’re not strong, you’d better be smart!...