Surfing and Windsurfing
Surfing can be practised in quite a number of bays in Saint-Barthélemy, but only a few of them are shaped to produce the beautiful rolling waves with a crest of foam that the young copper-skinned, straw-haired surfers prefer: Toiny, Lorient, Anse des Cayes and Saint-Jean.
It is a whole way of life. If you would like to try, the equipment is for rent in a few specialized shops, and they can find someone to guide you through your first ride.
Windsurfing is more likely to be enjoyed by many.
Sometimes, winds can be strong, and you'll then admire the colored triangles flying from one end of the bay to the other.
Most of the time, winds are blowing moderately enough to allow amateur windsurfers to gradually develop their technique.
In St. Jean and in Grand Cul de Sac, beach clubs rent their windsurfing equipment, and their know-how, to beginners.