The last month of the year brings feelings of good waves and good times to the Bahamian archipelago. The fall winds, which, as of press time have been strong and steady from the northeast, settle down and north swells can roll in undisturbed. December usually yields at least a handful of clean, head-high swells and if you do the math that means a lot of days of waves. The bigger swells should light up some of those fickle breaks like Indicas in Abaco and Holiday Beach in Eleuthera and yeah, those secret spots too.
December also provides enough smaller days for the longboarders or groms to have some fun. Water temperatures have felt slightly below average as October and November sent a number of cold fronts down our way. Anticipate water temperatures in the mid- 70s and air temperatures below 80 degrees most of the time. Whatever island you’re on, find out when the Junkanoo Rush Out is. The Family Islands now field some impressive junkanoo groups, but of course the main festival is Boxing Day and New Year’s mornings in downtown Nassau. See you in the water!