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    Carribean Cruise Vaction/Surf info

    I am going on a cruise to the Caribbean with some family and friends and will be the only surfer. I'm trying to bring a board but have never surfed any of these areas and was wondering if anyone had any info or tips in trying to do so. Below are the ports in which ill be: San Juan, Puerto Rico - 9 Jan. '13 - St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands - 10 Jan. '13 - Philipsburg, St Maarten - 11 Jan. '13 - Castries, St. Lucia - 12 Jan. '13 - Bridgetown, Barbados - 13 Jan. '13 - St. Johns, Antigua - 14 Jan. '13 I appreciate any feedback

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeepThrower70 View Post
    I am going on a cruise to the Caribbean with some family and friends and will be the only surfer. I'm trying to bring a board but have never surfed any of these areas and was wondering if anyone had any info or tips in trying to do so. Below are the ports in which ill be: San Juan, Puerto Rico - 9 Jan. '13 - St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands - 10 Jan. '13 - Philipsburg, St Maarten - 11 Jan. '13 - Castries, St. Lucia - 12 Jan. '13 - Bridgetown, Barbados - 13 Jan. '13 - St. Johns, Antigua - 14 Jan. '13 I appreciate any feedback
    a lot of those islands have surf. good luck finding it. try this out for surf maps of the carribbean:

    wannasurf.com

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    Unfortunately most cruise ships don't allow surfboards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeepThrower70 View Post
    I am going on a cruise to the Caribbean with some family and friends and will be the only surfer. I'm trying to bring a board but have never surfed any of these areas and was wondering if anyone had any info or tips in trying to do so. Below are the ports in which ill be: San Juan, Puerto Rico - 9 Jan. '13 - St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands - 10 Jan. '13 - Philipsburg, St Maarten - 11 Jan. '13 - Castries, St. Lucia - 12 Jan. '13 - Bridgetown, Barbados - 13 Jan. '13 - St. Johns, Antigua - 14 Jan. '13 I appreciate any feedback
    i am also going on a cruise in january but it starts friday the 18th of january and its going to Puerto Rico, Philipsburg, Netherlands Antilles, St Thomas, Virgin Islands - U.S, and Samana, Dominican Republic. i know for sure that puerto rico has many places near the port for me to surf and i have a list of 10 beaches for every island im going to because once i get on the cruise i wont have internet or service to lookup anything and wifi on the cruise is very expensive just like salt said that website wannasurf.com is exactly where i found every beach for each island and it tells u so much more about it whether its a beach break or reef.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zippy View Post
    Unfortunately most cruise ships don't allow surfboards.
    i just called up the cruise that im going on and they confirmed it that your are indeed allowed to bring a surfboard onboard but it will count as 1 of your 2 luggages, so next time research what your going to say

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    Hey.
    Most of those areas have surf, but you are not near the surf and won't have time to get to it in a day.

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    i just called up the cruise that im going on and they confirmed it that your are indeed allowed to bring a surfboard onboard but it will count as 1 of your 2 luggages, so next time research what your going to say
    The key word in my post is "most" dipsh*t. Learn to read before getting your panties in a knot, frantically calling your cruise ship then rushing back to make your first post with a smartass response.
    Last edited by Zippy; Dec 30, 2012 at 05:35 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippy View Post
    The key word in my post is "most" dipsh*t. Learn to read before getting your panties in a knot, frantically calling your cruise ship then rushing back to make your first post with a smartass response.
    Classic Zippy!

    Your access to transportation is going to be the most limiting factor. Remember, these cruises are CARIBBEAN cruises, not ATLANTIC cruises. You will be going to port on the Carib side of each island and the most consistent waves are on the Atlantic sides unless there is a storm in the Carib. Best thing to do is bring a healthy rental car budget or get to know the bus lines really well before heading out. Cabs can work too.

    PR: Plenty of breaks within a 30 min drive of San Juan, highly dependent on winds.
    Barbados: South Point is about a 20 min drive from BT, Brandons is near there too. Batts Rock, Sandy Lane and Tropicana are about a 30 min drive North but could be much more depending on traffic. These are all West Coast spots and highly fickle--South Point being the most consistent. Soup Bowl is all the way across the island and takes a little over 45 min to get to from Bridgetown. You best take a cab--really easy to get lost.
    Don't know much about the others.

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    F@@k cruises.

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    You will be rushing from the get go as your time at each place is usually limited. Just get dropped of in PR and become a castaway working your way towards the west. Do it man, just do it

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    IMHO don't bother. I have never been on a cruise, thank god, but my wife suffered through a few. Unless you are on a private boat with an open itinerary, you will not have time to surf. Maybe if the boat has one of those weird wave machines you can stoke it up. Other then that you board will just take up space in your 10x10 cell, uh room.