The lady and I are booked for a few nights of excessive drinking, shagging, and gambling at Atlantis in the Bahamas - Mid Feb. Wondering if any SI members are locals and wouldn't mind grabbing a few waves if there is a swell. Happily buy a few rounds after, and I never drop in.
The chances of good surf is somewhat small but when I was there last year the surf was over head and breaking way outside in front of Atlantis. Im not sure where I heard this but someone paddled out a few years ago on a ridable day and the lifeguards at Atlantis freaked out and dragged them back in. I guess they are not accustomed to surfers being out there. We took a private boat tour that day and saw some really good waves away from the main beach with no one surfing (not even me).
I tried to get some waves at that spot in front of Atlantis, and lifeguards on jetskis chased me back in. So I walked off the property to another beach and then some other lifeguards came and called me in there, too. So if you want to surf the Bahamas, you'd better find a way completely out of the area of the resort, or find a boat to take you to another island (where the waves are better anyway).