Surfing conditions updated here for the bay at Pt. Blanche.
Short board surfing is best for this small bay.
Surf is up ...then calms down.
Some surf at Point Blanche Bay but there is a trench near the shore making for big waves there. Lots of seaweed in the bay this week.
Landing is hard because of that agitation. Plus the bigger rocks in the bay are all rearranged.
Maybe big waves SOON - there's a volcano about to blow way down near Trinidad that might send big waves up the south side of St. Maarten. Eruption imminent: Volatile underwater volcano sparks 5km exclusion zone
The big rock where pelicans would sit was split intwo by Irma.
Le Gallion (next to Orient Bay) is good for kite-board surfing and wind surfing and paddleboarding. Bring your own equipment. Short board surfing isn't so good because the wind on that point is too strong to paddle past.
Bring your own food/drinks. Lots of parking available and the road is in good condition.
Guana Bay is a better choice for surfing than Point Blanche. It has a rock-free bottom and nice sand on the beach.
Bring your own food/drinks. Lots of parking available and the road is in good condition. Guana Bay is also good for boogie boards and body surfing. Bring your own equipment.
Guana Bay - sad to report the Cantina has closed.
Recent update on the condition of the bottom of the bay:
The big waves are making sort of a sandbar about 20 feet from shore.
The east side of the bay has sea urchins so watch your step.
So far no
lionfish have been spotted on this side of St. Maarten.
Any news about that will be reported here.
The first aid for their sting is to apply heat to the area (on your way to the emergency room).
Pt. Blanche Bay pelican report
We had a several this week. Fishing seems good for the birds.