Guadeloupe is called the butterfly island for its natural shape. A 70 km long and 20 Km wide volcanic island. The island has 50 beaches + varied, 33 surf spots and a multitude of dive sites!
So, the Guadeloupe island is an ideal destination for surfing, kitesurfing and diving through its location, the waves of lagoons, its regular trade winds and beautiful underwater funds:
The island enjoys a tropical climate, turquoise blue lagoons, countless astonishing beaches, wild forests, beautiful water falls. The volcano is active, wild life is rich and often endemic to the caribbeans, some natural reserves like the Cousteau natural reserve is part of the UNESCO world heritage. Unfortunately human activities are important and it is each person's responsability to preserve the island. The population is 'creole', indian, french from the main continent, everyone speaks French and Creole the local dialect. The young generation learns and speaks English more today than it used to be the case. The local attitude is very welcoming and friendly if you respect every person's culture without judgement.
Animals are our friends but not mosquitos, make sure to bring a powerful bug spray especialy for the evening. No shots are necessary. The sun is strong and a good sun protection is recomanded, especialy for clear skins.
Physical condition : Being in the water all day can be intense and exhausting, it is essential to be in good physical shape and of ourse to know how to swimm! . We can guarantee you optimum progress whatever your initial level may be.
Contact with the reef can lead to cuts, make sure to bring water shoes (available in sport shops for 8 euros), when you try them make sure you feel your toes.
No need to bring 3 sweaters, 4 jeans and 12 pairs of socks! You can spend the whole year in board shorts! Bring only shorts, t-shirts, light dresses, open shoes. Travel light, you will go further! … but don't forget your rain jacket, there's no real raining saison but it can rain !
Forbiden to : people who have cardiacs problems, epileptic or else.
Insurrances : In order to be covered by insurances, a medical certifiacte is mandatory. Sport's club insurances we are working with cover your civil liability. You are most probably insured without even knowing it: social security, credit card, etc...
Equipement : Surf boards for beginners are included. If you're not
tired enough you
can rent for half a day (15€) or the week (40€) If you are more
experimented, bring your own board or plan to rent or to buy one when
you are here. in this warm water your skin will be enough but you can
wear a light wetsuits against the sun.
Plan to bring your scuba diving equipment to admire the amazing underwater landscape.
In Europe, flights depart from PARIS and the destination city is POINTE A PITRE, choose a flight to arrive and depart on Sunday and must preferably late in the day.
In America, flights leave from MIAMI, several options are possible, the cheapest solution is to compose your trip in two times: your city to Miami and then Miami to POINTE A PITRE.
Flight Miami to Pointe à Pitre costs around 400$
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The island is situated amidst the Antilles and north of the equator, in winter and until mid spring we get big northern swells due to disturbances in the Atlantic north. These waves are stron, regular and long. They create waves of 3 foot to 20 foot (average 2 foot). The colder the winter is in Europe and North America the more powerful the waves will be!
In summer and autumn conditions are calm (waves for beginners) except for the tropical depressions that can turn into powerful hurricanes. Buildings and houses are built to resist to these storms, there is no danger. This phenomenon, from June to October, can create, if the cyclone is at good distance (800 to 1200km), beautiful waves on a sea of oil. Summer is still reserved for those who want to surf in small waves, except when cyclonic.
TROPICAL SURF CAMP is located in St anne village, surrounded by the all year best surf spots of the island and maybe the all caribbean zone !
There are as many left than right breaking waves, mostly reef breaks, making it easy surf since they are always breaking at the same spot, wave sets are regular and slow. All together, you can be sure to find ideal conditions to get better and to truly enjoy. You can surf up to 200 meters and do up to 15 moves on one wave. We also have litle beach breaks for beginners, big and powerful waves for more experimented surfers and huge shore waves that we can reach by boat.