Bahamas Surfing Conditions and Forecast: June 2016

Local surfing angling, Eleuthera spring 2016. PHOTO CREDIT: Liz Heiberg-Glucksmann.
Local surfing angling, Eleuthera spring 2016. PHOTO CREDIT: Liz Heiberg-Glucksmann.

Some forecasters are calling for the busiest hurricane season since 2012 and lest one forget, it kicks off this month.  While, as always, we hope to be spared the storms’ wrath, we also hope for spinning systems out in the ocean that send swell into our island chain. Early season storms are rare, usually form somewhere this side of the Atlantic, are generally weaker and swell events might be shorter. Swell size can surprise you this month, but mostly plan for something in the two-to-four-foot range; periods of flatness of course- this is summer in the North Atlantic after all. Nassau grouper season remains open, but please educate yourselves on size and catch limits for this and other fish species and our conch species. Facebook posts attest to visiting boaters not ‘being their own park rangers,’ and just because you can get away with it, does it mean you should? Pray for surf, and until next time enjoy our wild Bahamas.

The Pineappleman Sprint Triathlon and 5k fun run/walk is June 4!

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