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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Galion

St Martin

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 18° 4.48' N
Longitude: 63° 0.916' W

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 Access

This is on the east side of the island, near Orient Beach (the clothing optional beach). You have to take a boat to the spot, and the French-owned and operated staff have a boat to take you out, called the "Ecole de Surf de St. Martin". Follow signs to Galleon beach, then signs to the Butterfly farm. Go straight til you hit the beach at the end of a sandy road.

English (Translate this text in English): This is on the east side of the island, near Orient Beach (the clothing optional beach). You have to take a boat to the spot, and the French-owned and operated staff have a boat to take you out, called the "Ecole de Surf de St. Martin". Follow signs to Galleon beach, then signs to the Butterfly farm. Go straight til you hit the beach at the end of a sandy road.

English (Translate this text in English): This is on the east side of the island, near Orient Beach (the clothing optional beach). You have to take a boat to the spot, and the French-owned and operated staff have a boat to take you out, called the "Ecole de Surf de St. Martin". Follow signs to Galleon beach, then signs to the Butterfly farm. Go straight til you hit the beach at the end of a sandy road.

English (Translate this text in English): This is on the east side of the island, near Orient Beach (the clothing optional beach). You have to take a boat to the spot, and the French-owned and operated staff have a boat to take you out, called the "Ecole de Surf de St. Martin". Follow signs to Galleon beach, then signs to the Butterfly farm. Go straight til you hit the beach at the end of a sandy road.

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?OK

Public access?Public access

Special accessPaddle > 20mn or Boat

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name El Galleon, Coconut grove

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeReef-coral

DirectionRight and left

BottomReef (coral,sharp rocks etc..) with sand

PowerOrdinary

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionEast

Good wind directionSouthWest

Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movementFalling tide

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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Dangers

- Urchins

 Additional Information

Park at the end of road of Galleon beach, follow signs to the Butterfly farm, then go to the end of the sandy road. "Club de Surf" is on the right, on the beach. All shapes and sizes available to rent.

English (Translate this text in English): Park at the end of road of Galleon beach, follow signs to the Butterfly farm, then go to the end of the sandy road. "Club de Surf" is on the right, on the beach. All shapes and sizes available to rent.

English (Translate this text in English): Park at the end of road of Galleon beach, follow signs to the Butterfly farm, then go to the end of the sandy road. "Club de Surf" is on the right, on the beach. All shapes and sizes available to rent.

English (Translate this text in English): Park at the end of road of Galleon beach, follow signs to the Butterfly farm, then go to the end of the sandy road. "Club de Surf" is on the right, on the beach. All shapes and sizes available to rent.

Atmosphere

Locals are great, but be prepared to speak combat English/French to find out what you need. Cost for board rental and a boat ride is $18US.

English (Translate this text in English): Locals are great, but be prepared to speak combat English/French to find out what you need. Cost for board rental and a boat ride is $18US.

English (Translate this text in English): Locals are great, but be prepared to speak combat English/French to find out what you need. Cost for board rental and a boat ride is $18US.

English (Translate this text in English): Locals are great, but be prepared to speak combat English/French to find out what you need. Cost for board rental and a boat ride is $18US.

General

A lot of fun, and way better than doing the typical tourist stuff! Stay away from the fatties on Orient Beach, where you'll find way more senior citizens walking around naked than you ever thought possible.

English (Translate this text in English): A lot of fun, and way better than doing the typical tourist stuff! Stay away from the fatties on Orient Beach, where you'll find way more senior citizens walking around naked than you ever thought possible.

English (Translate this text in English): A lot of fun, and way better than doing the typical tourist stuff! Stay away from the fatties on Orient Beach, where you'll find way more senior citizens walking around naked than you ever thought possible.

English (Translate this text in English): A lot of fun, and way better than doing the typical tourist stuff! Stay away from the fatties on Orient Beach, where you'll find way more senior citizens walking around naked than you ever thought possible.

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By erik , 28-01-2008

Le Galion (Dec 2007) - Waves were small but not a very crowded spot. Great for beginners. You can rent equipment at the surf shop and take lessons. It's a bit expensive but staff very friendly. They only speak french tho, so dont take a lesson if you don't speak french as it will be a waste.

By salvo , 17-05-2007

great spot - surf there about 2 times a year and always catch surf.the paddle is not bad. its calm and you go through a channel to get to the line up.also its le galleon not el galleon.if your in st.martin also surf bowls,wilderness,and cupecoy.bowls is across the bay from le galleon wilderness is the n.e.point and cupecoy on the carribean.dont forget your sunscreen!

By Anonymous , 31-03-2007

walk to the point - indeed, walk to the point: into the water, watch for the urchins and in 10 minutes you are in the line up:always something to ride> nice bowl section on the inside and try to go left!

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