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Warm water, inconsistent waves, and you'll need a boat!
Location: Caribbean, chain of islands in the North Atlantic Ocean, southeast of Florida, northeast of Cuba
Geographic coordinates: 24° 9' N, 76° 0' W
Coastline km: 3,542 km km
Climate: tropical marine; moderated by warm waters of Gulf Stream
Terrain: long, flat coral formations with some low rounded hills
Elevation: lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m highest point: Mount Alvernia, on Cat Island 63 m
Natural hazards: hurricanes and other tropical storms cause extensive flood and wind damage
Currency: Bahamian dollar (BSD)
Population: 303,770 (July 2006 est.)
Languages: English (official), Creole (among Haitian immigrants)
Divisions: 21 districts; Acklins and Crooked Islands, Bimini, Cat Island, Exuma, Freeport, Fresh Creek, Governor's Harbour, Green Turtle Cay, Harbour Island, High Rock, Inagua, Kemps Bay, Long Island, Marsh Harbour, Mayaguana, New Providence, Nichollstown and Berry Islands, Ragged Island, Rock Sound, Sandy Point, San Salvador and Rum Cay
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|Surf Spots (22)||Quality||Direction||Type||Frequ||Experience|
|Abaco Islands||- / -||Right and left||Reef-rocky||Experienced surfers|
|Elbow Key||1 / -||Right and left||Reef-coral||Experienced surfers|
|French Bay||- / -||Right and left||Reef-coral||Experienced surfers|
|Garbanzo||8 / -||Right and left||Reef-coral||Experienced surfers|
|Guana Beach||1 / -|
|Guana Cay||7 / -||Right and left||Reef-coral||All surfers|
|Hatchet Bay||1 / -||Right and left||Reef-rocky||All surfers|
|Holiday Beach||- / -||Right and left||Reef-coral||Experienced surfers|
|Indicas||2 / -||Left||Reef-rocky||Experienced surfers|
|James Point||- / -||Right and left||Point-break||Experienced surfers|
|Love Beach||4 / -||Right||Reef-coral||Experienced surfers|
|Paradise Island||3 / -||Left||Reef-coral||Experienced surfers|
|Rights||2 / -||Right||Reef-coral||All surfers|
|Rush Reef||1 / -||Right and left||Reef-coral||Experienced surfers|
|Sand Cay||2 / -||Right and left||Sand-bar||All surfers|
|Secret Spot||3 / -||Right and left||Reef-coral||Experienced surfers|
|Shark Hole||2 / -||Right and left||Reef-coral||Experienced surfers|
|Sugar Shack||- / -||Right and left||Reef-rocky||All surfers|
|Surfers beach||16 / -||Right and left||Reef-rocky||All surfers|
|Walkers Cay||4 / -||Right and left||Reef-coral||Experienced surfers|
|Willawah||- / -||Right and left||Reef-coral||Experienced surfers|
|Zippers||3 / -||Right and left||Reef-rocky||All surfers|
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By Anonymous , 11-04-2010
There IS surf in the Bahamas - That's where I learned to surf. Of course, back in the 1970's the weather was colder, and the cold fronts would hold out longer and kick up pretty good north swell. Nassau is surfable a couple of days a year, although when I was a kid we went surfing all the time, it seems. Or course, Abaco and Eleuthera can get really good. When people say it's not worth it, well, then all the better for those of us who are willing to give it a go.
It's not Indo or Hawaii. It depends on what your are used to. The water is clearer, however, than just about anywhere else. Do it.
By Anonymous , 04-12-2008
Bahamas Air - I read on a couple sites that Bahamas Air will not fly surfboards as of 9/2008. When I spoke to a Customer Service agent, she said they did fly surfboards but it took me a while to exlpain to her what a surfboard was. Anybody have any info?
By Anonymous , 22-11-2008
Man Island surf - My girlfriend is considering spending some time at Harbour Island this Jan.and Feb. so I am wondering if anyone as info on closest breaks. I have been to Eleuthera and loved the place. We surfed small sloppy conditions at Surfer's Bch, but had a great time exploring the island. I was hoping for closer spots. How hard is t to get to Man Island surf?
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