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Latitude: 13° 2.783' N
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Drive to the Silver Sands hotel on the south coast. Park in the parking lot.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
BottomReef (coral,sharp rocks etc..) with sand
PowerFast, Fun, Ledgey
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionSouth, SouthEast, East
Good wind directionNorth, NorthWest, West
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week crowdFew surfers
Silver Sands is a combination reef/beach break, with the outer peak breaking over a coral reef, and the inside shorebreak over a fairly shallow sandbar mixed with loose rocks. The right is the way to go, peaking up nicely on the outside with the chance for a tube ride, backing off a bit, then jacking up on the inside shorebreak for a closeout. There are occasional lefts, but these usually close out, and leave you on the inside for the set. Paddle out on the beach, its not that bad. Watch out for idiot windsurfers who can clog up the area, especially during the high season for windsurfing.
Fun spot to surf. Watch out for the locals, they can be very possesive, not violent tho. But they WILL drop on you repeatedly. Give respect, and get some too.
Good spot when the rest of the south/west coast is flat, and soup bowl is blown out.
By mike , 18-03-2007
silver sands - a infrequent wave but will work most days for a couple of hours a good place to stay and a easy walk to south point and frieghts local surfers are from the local surf/schools instructors gets busy when good and they rip
By anonymous , 02-03-2006
silver sands - stayed at silver sands last week, surfed every day. fun but very inconsistent. its like a french shore break - steep drop, tight bottom turn then not much time to do anything else before you're on the beach! good boogie boarding wave. better to walk the 20 mins to south point. watch the rocks on the bottom at silver sands, they're sharp if you jump off your board at low tide.
By anonymous , 04-05-2005
south pt/silver sands - stayed in south point during june 04. surfed silver sands mostly, easy paddle out but surf was inconsistent- shin to chest all depended on tide. windy most of the two weeks i was there. nightlife is there, try st. lawrence gap. rented a house, nice and cheap right on the water. "regular" groceries are expensive b/c imports. went twice to bathsheba aka soup bowl and it was crappy and not up either times. u have to get lucky to score good waves there i was told it was rare compared to what we here about the awesome swells. but i had fun at silver sands, no crowd the whole time i was there. i recommend a trip to barbados with friends, what a great experience. for serious waves though try elsewhere.
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