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Surfing on the barrier reef off of Providenciales.

Providenciales Surfing

Our Opinion
When the conditions are good, surfing on the crystal waters off Providenciales is an amazing experience.
5 star rating for Providenciales Surfing by Visit Turks and Caicos Islands
The beautiful swell off of Providenciales.

The barrier reef off of the north and west coasts of Providenciales does offer some decent breaks at times, but unfortunately it’s not entirely predictable when conditions will be suitable. Another issue is the difficulty of accessing the best breaks, which are typically either found about a mile offshore or on the remote west coast of Providenciales.

A small beach break with a clean sandy bottom can be found close off the beach in the Leeward Beach area, but due to the small size of the waves the spot is typically suitable only for stand up paddle board surfing.

Clean surfing waves in the Turks and Caicos don’t typically get huge. When the swell gets abnormally high, waves tend to get messy at most sites and access is almost impossible at much of the barrier reef.

The winter months definitely offer a higher probability of good conditions than the summer and fall months do.

Although there’s no business currently offering traditional surfing excursions or lessons, stand up paddle board surfing is becoming increasingly popular. Several local businesses provide equipment rentals and boat trips out to the barrier reef or west coast. If you’d rather pursue conventional surfing and you have your own board, these watersports operators will be able to get you to the best spots that the conditions allow for.