Beginner - Advanced
Budget Surf Trip
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Sunset Surf Camp is in the beautiful Saint Francois, Guadeloupe where you will be surrounded by tropical gardens and close to the waves of the ocean and the beaches.
It is a perfect destination for surfers and those looking for an escape from it all.
Babeth and Peyo will welcome you on your arrival and they will make you feel at home.
The main swell season is from late October to March, with 2-10 ft (0,5 - 3 m) N-NE groundswells and consistent 2-5 ft ( 0,5 - 1,5 m) E windswells. Onshore trade-wind swells occurs year-round, but it will usually be small. Dominant E trades vary from 44% of the time in November to 70% in July. It tends to have a slightly more frequent NE pattern than SE, except during May-June and Sept-Oct. This is unfortunate as SE winds produce more offshores at the north-facing spots. The hurricane season (June-October) offers a better chance to surf spots exposed to the Caribbean Sea, but at this time of the year there is no regular groundswell. There is little tidal variation.
Guadeloupe is the largest land mass in the central area of the Lesser Antilles and Grande Terre benefits from a deeper offshorre valley poiting towards the Atlantic NE swell source. A Big Norther or Westly hurricane swell will get intou Basse Terre and hit some prime spots. Check Ilet a Fajou, Caret and Kahouanne, which has a long right-hander and and a left off the southeastern tip. Down on the south coast there's some black sand beachbreaks at Trois Riviers and at Bananier, which is the most relaiable beach. There are more waves up towards Roseaux, but eat=facing beaches usually have wind on them.
Port St-Francois is generally a mellow beach/reefbreak and the lagoon is popular with kiters. There are more reefs on the way to La Caravelle in St Anne. The left at Petit Havre is quality, attracting plenty of surfers from the capital, looking for ledgy barrels and some NE-E wind protection. Port-Louis boasts the best wave on the island - a peak with long, playful, tapering right walls and a shorter left. Further up in the reef is Pointe Antigues, which needs even more size, but they can link up inot a super long right.