While it’s true that the Caribbean Sea is not famous for its surfing conditions, the unique position of our islands along both the Caribbean and the Atlantic Ocean means that unlike many Caribbean islands, the Out Islands of the Bahamas actually enjoy fantastic surfing conditions—if you know where to go and have the help of a local. On that note, we’ve put together a short Eleuthera Surfing guide on the best surfing classes you can take on Bahamas beach!
What to Know About Eleuthera Surfing Near Bahamas Beach
As we mentioned above, the best Eleuthera surfing on Bahamas beach will be found on the coasts bordering the Atlantic Ocean. Here, you’ll find much different water conditions than the calm, placid waters of the Caribbean, which are more ideally suited to scuba diving and snorkeling. Instead, you’ll find some of the world’s best surfing, only better. The Out Islands are remote enough to where you won’t find any crowds, but still enjoy the fantastic wave action of the Atlantic Ocean.
The Best Local Surfing Instructors on Eleuthera and Harbour Island
Whether you’re a beginner or simply want the expert advice of a local before taking on the waves of Bahamas beach, there are a variety of surfing instructors who can help you adjust to surfing along the Out Islands, kind of a like a surf camp in the Bahamas.
Bahamas Out-Island Adventures on Eleuthera offers everything from learn to surf programs to multi-day surfaris, as well as both group and private lessons that cover important skills such as paddling, entry, exit, duck-diving, wave selection, catching waves, and riding waves. Group lessons begin at $60.00 per person and cover spots all over Eleuthera and Harbour Island.
Surfer Pete, husband of shop owner Rebecca of Rebecca’s Beach Shop in Gregory Town, is another local surfing guide you can seek out on Eleuthera. Rent a board from Rebecca’s Beach Shop for as little as $15.00 per day, then set out with Pete to hit up surf breaks at Surfers Beach, Holiday Beach, Hatchet Bay, Hidden Beach, and James Point.
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