Surf Spots in the Bahamas

Surf Spots in the BahamasBefore I get into surf spots in the Bahamas, let’s learn a little about this country.  The Bahamas consists of 700 islands and 2,400 cays (only 30 of these islands are inhabited), these Islands are located in the Atlantic Ocean, situated northeast of Cuba and southeast of Florida.   The Bahamas is approximately 244 miles from Cuba and approximately 179 miles from Miami, Florida.

The capital of the Bahamas is Nassau which is also its largest city, the official language of The Bahamas is English.  The Bahamas gained its independence from the United Kingdom (England) in 1973.  The Bahamas is a Commonwealth realm and is one of 16 sovereign states that are members of the Commonwealth of Nations, these nations have Queen Elizabeth II as their reigning constitutional monarch.  The Prime Minister of the Bahamas is Perry Christie, and the Governor-General is Dame Marguerite Pindling.

According to Worldometers.com, the Bahamas is ranked 177 in the World in population, with a population of nearly four hundred thousand (this the approximate population of the Bahamas: 392,718).  According to Statisticstimes.com, the Bahamas is ranked 137 in the World in gross domestic product (GDP), which is one of the indicators of the health of a country’s economy.   The Bahamas is one of the richest countries in the Americas, only behind the United States of America and Canada.  One of the main sources of income for Bahamas’ economy is tourism.

Surf Spots in the Bahamas

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The national bird of the Bahamas is the Flamingo, the national fish is the Blue Marlin and the national sport is cricket.  The flag of the Bahamas consists of three colors: blue, gold and black.  Blue represents the sea, the gold represents the sun and sand and the black triangle represents the unity of the Bahamian people.

Since we now know a little about the Bahamas, let’s learn about surf spots in the Bahamas.  Here is a list of some well-known surf spots in the Bahamas: French Bay, Garbanzo, Hatchet Bay, Holiday Beach, Indicas, Paradise Island, Rights, Rush Reef, Sugar Shack and Surfers Beach.

French Bay

French Bay is a reef break with a wave the breaks both left and right, this surf spot is for the experienced surfer.  French Bay is located on the San Salvador Island, approximately 45 minutes by plane from the capital city of Nassau.

Garbanzo

Garbanzo is a reef break with a wave the breaks both left and right, this surf spot is for the experienced surfer.  Garbanzo is located on Elbow Cay, which is north of the capital city of Nassau.

Hatchet Bay

Hatchet Bay is a reef break with a wave the breaks both left and right, this surf spot is for surfers of all levels.  Hatchet Bays is located on Eleuthera, east of the capital city of Nassau.

Holiday Beach

Surf Spots in the BahamasHoliday Beach is a reef break with a wave the breaks both left and right, this surf spot is for the experienced surfer.  Holiday Beach is located on Eleuthera, east of the capital city of Nassau.

Indicas

Indicas is a reef break with a left breaking wave, this surf spot is for the experienced surfer. Indicas is located on Elbow Cay, which is north of the capital city of Nassau.

Paradise Island

Paradise Island is a reef break with a left breaking wave, this surf spot is for the experienced surfer.  Paradise Island is an Island located approximately 5 miles southeast of the capital city Nissau.

Rights

Rights is a reef break with a right breaking wave, this surf spots is for surfers of all levels.  Rights is located on Elbow Cay, which is north of the capital city of Nassau.

Rush Reef

Surf Spots in the BahamasRush Reef is a reef break with a wave the breaks both left and right, this surf spot is for the experienced surfer.  Rush Reef is located on Elbow Cay, which is north of the capital city of Nassau.

Sugar Shack

Sugar Shack is a reef break with a wave the breaks both left and right, this surf spot is for surfers of all levels.  Sugar Shack is located on Elbow Cay, which is north of the capital city of Nassau.

Surfers Beach

Surfers Beach is a reef break with a wave the breaks both left and right, this surf spot is for surfers of all levels.  Surfers Beach is located on Eleuthera, east of the capital city of Nassau.

In Conclusion

The Bahamas are islands located in the Atlantic Ocean.  The Bahamas are situated southeast of Florida and northeast of Cuba, it is the third richest nation in the Americas, behind the United States of America and Canada.  I have provided you with the location of some of the surf spots in the Bahamas, and hopefully you’ll be able to take advantage of this information.

Check out my post: “Surfing Spots in the Dominican Republic.”

Thanks for dropping in and if you should have any comments or questions, please post it in the comments section of this page.


6 thoughts on “Surf Spots in the Bahamas

  1. Hi Stuart,
    You were indeed very informative concerning the islands of the Bahamas, in regards to surfing and more. It would appear love the Bahamas. You obviously love surfing. With all the information you gave about the Bahamas, it is enough to get someone thinking of the islands as a destination for other things. Perhaps retirement or just a vacation, not just surfing.
    Becka

    • Hi Becka, I’m glad you found my post informative. Yes, I do love to surf and if I’m lucky enough I would certainly love to visit and surf in the Bahamas.

      Thanks for the comments and dropping in!

  2. Awesome post and I’m glad that you included an introduction to the bahamas islands because I’ve never been there! But I will surely visit it some day because I hear about it a lot and how beautiful and fun those islands are, and with the surfing locations you mentioned above it will be easier for me to choose where to go inside the bahamas, I’m a surfer myself and those beaches look amazing and would love to drop a visit someday when my economy allows it haha.
    Thanks for the information I’ll keep an eye on this post

    • Hi Elias, I can certainly relate, when you say “when my economy allows it,” I’m in the same boat. I have included the Bahamas, as well as many other places, as a destination I would like to visit.

      Thanks for the comments and dropping in!

  3. Wow! Those spots seems to be very beautiful! If I only knew how to surf… Nevertheless it sounds like a great place to go and see the sandy beaches!
    Thanks a lot for sharing! Appreciate the insights about the Bahamas (had no ideia about the 700 islands…)
    Any preferred spot your like the most?

    • Hi Tiago, Unfortunately, I’ve only surfed in Hawaii and can, at this point, only dream of surfing other locations around the World.

      Thanks for the comments and dropping in!

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