Surfing conditions updated here for the bay at Pt. Blanche.
Short board surfing is best for this small bay.
Forget surfing in Point Blanche - Hurricane Irma is here churning everything up!
Plus it is positively choking in stinky, stinky seaweed!
There's a huge amount of seaweed in the bay. The beach is layered with over 2 meters high pile of it. Way too much churned up seaweed is in the bay.
REPORT: "STORM SURGE: The combination of a life-threatening storm surge and
large breaking waves will raise water levels by as much as 7 to 11
feet above normal tide levels along the coasts of the extreme
northern Leeward Islands within the hurricane warning area near and
to the north of the center of Irma. Near the coast, the surge will
be accompanied by large and destructive waves."
So keep away with this Cat 5 hurricane.
Guana Bay is way full of seaweed too. The other side (north) of St. Maarten will be better for surfing.
Recent update on the condition of the bottom of the bay:
-- no info right now.
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.