Before I get into surfing in Haiti, let’s learn a little about this country. Haiti is located approximately 838 miles southeast of Florida and approximately 52 miles southeast of Cuba. Haiti is situated south of North America and north of South America. Haiti shares the Island of Hispaniola with the Dominican Republic, the Dominican Republic is located along Haiti’s entire eastern border. Haiti has coastlines affected by the Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean.
The capital of Haiti is Port-au-Prince which is also its largest city, the official languages of Haiti are French and Haitian Creole. Haiti declared its independence from France in 1804. Haiti is the first independent nation of Latin America and the Caribbean. Haiti provisional President is Jocelerme Priver. The Prime Minister of Haiti is Enex Jean-Charles
According to Worldometers.com, Haiti is ranked 85 in the World in population, with a population of nearly eleven (11) million. According to Statisticstimes.com, Haiti is ranked 140 in the World in gross domestic product (GDP), which is one of the indicators of the health of a country’s economy. According to Indexmundi.com, eighty percent (80%) of Haiti’s population lives below the poverty level.
Haiti is the poorest country in the Americas. 95% of this country’s population is black and 5% is white, this 5%, controls a majority of the wealth in Haiti. Haiti has a tropical climate and is the most mountainous country in the Caribbean. Haiti is the third largest country in the Caribbean, behind Cuba and the Dominican Republic (its eastern neighbor).
Since we now know a little about Haiti, let’s learn about surf spots and surfing in Haiti. Though not known as a premier surf destination, Haiti does have surf spots. Here is some surf spots where you’ll be able to be surfing in Haiti: Ginsus, Pistons, Haiti the Point and Jacmel.
Ginsus is a reef break with a right breaking wave, this surf spot is for the experienced surfer. Ginsus is located south of Cap Lamandou Hotel, which is approximately 1.4 miles from Aéroport de Jacmel (Jacmel Airport).
Pistons is a river mouth break with a left breaking wave, this surf spot is for the experience surfer. Pistons is located near Beach La Co New York and also near the Hotel Jacmelienne, which is approximately 1.7 miles from Aéroport de Jacmel (Jacmel Airport).
Haiti the Point
Haiti the Point is a reef break with a right breaking wave, this surf spot is for the experienced surfer. Haiti the Point is located in Port-de-Paix near the Aéroport de Port-de-Paix (Port-De-Paix Airport), which is approximately 184 miles north of the capital city of Port-au-Prince.
Jacmel is a point break with a wave that breaks both left and right, this surf spot is for surfers of all levels. Jacmel is also located near Beach La Co New York and also near the Hotel Jacmelienne, which is approximately 1.7 miles from Aéroport de Jacmel (Jacmel Airport).
Haiti is located on the Island of Hispaniola and share that island with the Dominican Republic. Haiti is situated South of North America and North of South America, between the Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean. Haiti is not known as a surf destination but if you find yourself in this country you can be surfing in Haiti by visiting: Ginsus, Pistons, Haiti the Point and Jacmel.
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