Originating in the 1960s, this watersport is still an excellent way to get out on the beautiful waters of the Turks and Caicos.
Many of the resorts and some villas on Providenciales provide complimentary windsurfer use for guests, so inquire before booking if important.
Rental and Lessons
Although it takes longer to learn the basics of basics of windsurfing than some of the other watersports, advances in board and sail design have cut this down. It typically requires a few hours to be able to practice on one’s own.
Abuv-It-All Watersports in Grace Bay is the only business offering windsurfer rentals and lessons. Located on eastern Grace Bay, this PASA certified watersports operator provides hourly and daily rates along with lessons suitable for up to two students at a time.
Grace Bay and Long Bay Beach off the southeast coast are the most popular windsurfing spots on Providenciales. Due to being on opposite sides of Providenciales, as long as there’s wind, usable conditions can be found at one of these two locations. For wave riders, as Grace Bay Beach is within a few thousand feet of a barrier reef and deep water, moderate swells are sometimes experienced.
See our Providenciales Beaches page for info on accesses.