The Cayman Islands may not be known as the top surfing spot in the world and they don’t have the biggest waves, but they’re perfect for riding some good swells. The occasional northwestern winds that blow through the islands during winter (December through March) generate powerful waves especially off of Seven Mile Beach.
There are some great places for beginners to learn to surf in the Cayman Islands. Most of the beaches have nice sandy floors, which makes dealing with the learning curve a bit easier.
From June until November, you’ll usually find the best surf at South Sound Community Centre and at Mariners Cover. These are not the most ideal spots for beginners, though, as there are sea urchins and coral on the bottom that may prove dangerous for the less-than-skilled.
Even though the Cayman Islands is comprised of 3 islands, most people who want to surf stick to hitting the waves at Grand Cayman, the biggest of the islands. If not for the surf, perhaps just for the fact that there’s so much to do on Grand Cayman when a surf session is through.
Definitely hit Seven Mile Beach and Mariners Cove on Grand Cayman.
Seven Mile Beach
On Seven Mile Beach, white sand stretches for as far as you can see. The ocean is a beautiful shade of blue, one that you don’t witness that often in nature. Yes, you may have found Heaven here and Heaven definitely should include a few hours of surfing.
Seven Mile Beach sits on Grand Cayman’s western shore and it’s a place that many people want to visit, to surf or to just relax and soak in the beauty of the space. For surfing, some may find the waves a bit mild. But, many enjoy the leisurely pace at which they can catch waves and take in a fun adventure.
The Best Times to Surf in the Cayman Islands
Any time of year is great for surfing in the Cayman Islands if you’re a beginner. Average swells are anywhere from 3 to 5 feet. If you’re looking for waves larger than that, visit the Cayman Islands between December and March. Keep in mind that late summer and early fall are our hurricane seasons and you may beat a tropical storm or two.
Part of the beauty of the Cayman Islands is that flat spells are just another excuse to enjoy the slow island life that we all treasure here. If the waves get too tame for you, hit up one of the restaurants or bars around Seven Mile Beach and South Bay Beach Club.