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. . . . but who cares?
There has been too much seaweed in the bay to even go near the shore line (buried under 6 feet of stinky seaweed).
Forget surfing in this bay for now.
This seaweed inundation has been going on for about 2 years now with no let up in sight. But other areas are fine. Try Orient Bay for instance.
The big rock where pelicans would sit was split in two 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 no better for surfing than Point Blanche. Seaweed everywhere.
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.