Bahamas Surf Forecast – September 2011

2011 Surfer Camp campers head for the ocean! Photo credit: Tom Glucksmann.

It’s that time of year again. Surfers from Elbow Cay to the Turks and Caicos await September like a dog waits for his dinner, tail wagging and tongues out!

Historically, September gives our archipelago its best chance to catch epic hurricane swell. And not just one or two decent days like in the months leading up to it, but a full on barrage of swell after swell.

Going to press time the tropics had become quite active and tropical waves were rolling off of Africa frequently. Couple that with forecasters’ predictions of a busy storm season and we can’t miss, right? Well, so as not to put the proverbial mouth on it, everyone knows there’s no guarantees when it comes to surfing and even less so when talking about our Mother Ocean. September can be plagued with onshore winds, especially as we get deeper into the month, blowing out the swell hitting our shores.

If you’ve been keeping an eye on a mysto spot and just wondering what it would do on the right swell, September can be the month to make it fire.

The Eleuthera Surf Club had its first informal meeting in August as 10 young local surfers attended a 2-day mini-camp and worked on improving their surf skills. The club set goals of one day sending a group to Abaco and Florida to compete in contests but mainly to have fun and participate in our great sport. The club is looking for board and wetsuit donations or individuals looking to donate time as surf instructors/buddies and/or lifeguards during our monthly sessions. If you can help, email

FORECAST BY: Tom Glucksmann, Manager
Bahamas Out Island Adventures & Surfer’s Haven Guesthouse
Eleuthera, Bahamas
Phone: (242) 335-0349 or (242) 551-9635

Fishing Magazine, Coastal Angler & The Angler Magazine is your leading source for freshwater fishing and saltwater fishing videos, fishing photos, saltwater fishing.