"Surfing in Gwada" Guadeloupe Sports & Outdoors Tip by Flaul
Guadeloupe Sports & Outdoors: 7 reviews and 12 photos
Gwada (Local nick name for Guadeloupe) offers many differents wave, from intensive reef wave to sandy barrels.
Many waves are still unexplored so take a 4 wheel car, a good map and get ready to a colorfull surfari.
Guadeloupe is situated in the Leewards Islands and is owned by French. Guadeloupe consits of 2 islands. Both islands are joined by a bridge over "la Riviere Salee". The climate is tropical. The rain season is from June to December. The main wind is E-NE all the year.
You can surf all the year round as in Guadeloupe. The west island, Basse Terre is breaking during the cyclone season with S-SE swells. The east island, Grande Terre, receives the Atlantic swells. The surf is more consistent here. The best season is the winter with an average of 4 to 6', sometines 10'. There are a lot of secret spots on those islands.
Location: Caribbean, islands in the eastern Caribbean Sea, southeast of Puerto Rico
Geographic coordinates: 16 15 N, 61 35 W
Coastline: 306 km
Climate: subtropical tempered by trade winds; moderately high humidity
Terrain: Basse-Terre is volcanic in origin with interior mountains; Grande-Terre is low limestone formation; most of the seven other islands are volcanic in origin
Natural hazards: hurricanes (June to October); Soufriere is an active volcano
Currency: euro (EUR)
Equipment: No suit need: Water is between 25° and 30°