Trinidad and Tobago’s warm weather and reliable winds make the Caribbean islands an idyllic windsurfing destination. With gorgeous beaches, a rich local culture and lively feel, you’ll find plenty of reasons to want to stay longer than you planned to. Read on to find out what makes Trinidad and Tobago windsurfing so special.
Trinidad is the larger of the two islands, but it is Tobago that wins the race when it comes to windsurfing. The island lies outside the hurricane belt, and has strong consistent winds for most of the year. Combine that with gorgeous beaches and warm weather, and it’s not hard to see what draws so many windsurfers to the island.
Pigeon Point is the best known and most attractive location for windsurfers in Tobago. The Buccoo Reef creates a natural flat lagoon which is perfect for beginners and for flat-water sailors to who want to pick up some speed. With crystal clear waters and diverse marine life, the area has been made a protected heritage park. Nearby Nylon Pool is another stunning, well-protected spot that must be one of the best places in the world to learn to windsurf.
Tobago is not known for its waves, but there is some bump and jump action to be had for those who know where to look. Mount Irvine Bay has some often seriously challenging hollow waves.
If you’re in Trinidad, you may be able to find some windsurfing, but the scene is not well-developed – probably because it is just so good in Tobago! Do what the locals do and make the short trip over.
Take a Trinidad and Tobago windsurfing trip and you’re unlikely to make it your last…