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artmutt
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My family and I are in the process of buying a home in STX. I am looking for some information on surfing spots. Are there any good ones that you can recommend? I have heard that Judith's Fancy was good but there is a lot of reef that might not be good for children learning to surf. Also are there any surf shops on island? We don't have any boards that we will be bringing, so we were looking to buy on island new or used. I would prefer used, so if you have or know of anyone looking to sell a couple of boards then I would be very interested. Thanks

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Topic starter Posted : November 16, 2012 2:38 am
Bombi
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Get in touch with Captain Carl, they do the Buck island tour of of Green Cay. He can lead you in the right direction for boards. West is best for kids, sandy beach breaks.

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Posted : November 16, 2012 10:12 am
marlene
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Bill Kraft with Kite St. Croix is always at the Buccaneer with his stand up boards. He has his own line of wave boards and is featured in magazines alot.

340-643-5824

www.kitestcroix.com

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Posted : November 16, 2012 11:05 am
Linda J
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But to be clear, there is very little traditional surfing on STX. There is not enough wave action. Exceptions occur when storms are in the area.

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Posted : November 16, 2012 11:56 am
Jamison
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I'd love to learn how to surf. There are a few surfers around here.

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Posted : November 16, 2012 12:09 pm
artmutt
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Thanks for the replies. I have heard of Bill Craft through a kite surfing website. I have never tried it but it looks like a lot of fun. Can you guys recommend some beaches out west that are kid friendly. By kid friendly, I mean the surf and no reef for them to fall on. We don't need any big waves just something for them to learn on. If any of you would like to hook up and surf together that would be fun. I would really like for my boys to meet some other children that they can play with. My oldest is 12 and he is really excited to learn. He already skateboards and snowboards so I think he will pick up surfing rather quickly.

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Topic starter Posted : November 16, 2012 2:41 pm
Bombi
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Dorsch and rainbow Beach are kid friendly, have sandy bottom and fun size swells

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Posted : November 16, 2012 3:07 pm
AandA2VI
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I would do paddle boarding, it's fun and relaxing. I used to be BIG into wake boarding here in AZ until I shattered my acl, mcl and tore some other stuff doing a tantrum. It sucked. I still like to get out and carve around, little switchies but no big jumps for me. I'll have to try to find a pic of me WAY up high doing a superman. It was awesome.

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Posted : November 16, 2012 5:32 pm
artmutt
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Yes we love wake boarding. The hardest thing to learn is getting up out of the water then it is loads of fun, unless you get hurt. We are very active so surfing, paddle boarding, and kayaking are a must do. I'm really excited about giving kite surfing a try too. Thanks for the help everybody.

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Topic starter Posted : November 16, 2012 5:48 pm
sheiba
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My daughter is 11 and learning how to surf. Usually at cane bay or west beaches. We purchased a board from a friend. You may want to consider shipping boards if you own already. Not many available on island.

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Posted : November 16, 2012 6:56 pm
Matt T
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St. Croix surfing leaves much to be desired. That said, there are a variety of breaks on the island and crowds are pretty minimal. The swell windows for STX are small so you have to be dialed in to conditions and be ready to drop everything when it turns on.

If you are an experienced surfer, then you should know that names and locations of surf breaks would not be given over a public forum.

Captain Carl and Bill should be able to get you setup with equipment and point you in the right direction to find some waves.

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Posted : November 16, 2012 7:39 pm
sallyf
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I don't remember there being much good surf on a regular basis on St X - cool video tho'

PR is where some awesome surf is - Jobos beach - Rincon etc - the 1988 World Amateurs were at Jobos. I

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Posted : November 17, 2012 2:09 am
Iris Tramm
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Bill Kraft with Kite St. Croix is always at the Buccaneer with his stand up boards. He has his own line of wave boards and is featured in magazines alot.

340-643-5824

www.kitestcroix.com

Ditto on Bill Kraft. Amazing and talented guy. If anyone knows, he does. Of course, once you learn how to kiteboard, you're going to drop traditional surfing like your last bad ex-girlfriend.

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Posted : November 17, 2012 2:57 pm
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