The Islands of the Bahamas, with its hundreds of islands and cays, offers a literal playground for those of us who have a strong affinity for Mother Ocean. Coastal Angler Magazine is a magazine devoted to fishing, boating, diving, conservation and outdoor enthusiasts. Many of us who are magically drawn to the sea, whether to enjoy the pursuits of fishing, power boating or sailing, diving and snorkeling, underwater photography, and kayaking, are all generalists. Why? Because the ocean offers so many ways to commune with Mother Ocean.
For many years, beginning in the 1970’s, the Bahamas eastern facing islands were a Mecca for individuals who enjoyed the sport of surfing. I recall how many of my northeastern surf buddies would save every nickel earned from summer jobs surf in the Bahamas during the cold New England winters.
As time went on, more of the Caribbean was explored and great surfing breaks were discovered on other islands in the Caribbean. The enthusiasm to explore more distant and exotic shores over-shadowed the excellent surf found in the Bahamas. For a new generation of surfing enthusiasts (who by the way also fish, dive and enjoy boating), there is a strong attraction for the sea and the gifts it provides us all. It is time for this next generation to rediscover the surfing potential of the Bahamas.
In addition to surfing, stand up paddleboarding, kayaking and kiteboarding have entered the scene.
Bahamas watersports adventure photos are welcomed. Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. And, please remember, to let us know who took the photo, who appears in the photo, and where the photo was taken.
See you on the beach!
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