Guanahani Surf & Sail Center

by Elena Sparta'
(San Salvador, Bahamas)


San Salvador is one of the last ?UNCROWDED KITESURFING PARADISES? where you can ride in ?freedom? and feel ?the only one in the world?. Great wind conditions, year-round pleasant water and air temperature promise lot of fun on the water in a breathtaking and ideal setting.
The Guanahani Surf & Sail Center is located on the premises of the Guanahani Beach Club Resort just a few steps from the hypnotizing blue-turquoise waters of Snow Bay, on the south east coast of San Salvador. The Guanahani Center can meet all its guests? requirements and offers ideal conditions, excellent customer service and complete comfort.
The Center features:
- office
- small surf shop
- rescue boat
- guests? ?dry room?
- equipment storage service
- toilet and shower.
The Guanahani center is stocked with Cabrinha kites and boards.
The Center provides also a comfortable kite storage to satisfy the highest demanding kiters? needs.
Storage service includes:
- fresh water to rinse the gear
- rescue service
- gear transfer from/to San Salvador International Airport

Guanahani Center is an approved IKO Center, offers courses at all levels.
All the courses are run by qualified IKO instructors.
To optimize your learning, the Guanahani Kite Center runs SEMI-PRIVATE courses with instructor/ student
ratio of 1:2.

Snow Bay is the perfect freestyle, speed, slalom spot!! Flat water conditions and about 50-meter-standing area make the place ideal for all kitesurfing levels. Located near the mouth of Pigeon Creek, sickle-shaped Snow Bay stretches for about 1,5 km. The reef and cays (pronounced ? keys?), which surround the bay and protect it from the Atlantic Ocean swell, make the spot a big flat-water lagoon. Ride to the neighbor High Cay and take a rest on its desert white sandy beach!
The underwater bottom and the beach are sandy and free of stones, corals and sea urchins so you can ?forget? your shoes at home. As to the shore break, you needn?t worry: it seldom reaches 20 centimeters!!!!

The prevailing steady North Easterly Trade Winds blow unobstructed side-on shore from end of October until the end of April ranging from 15 to 30 knots. Although on some days the wind can shift blowing from SE or East, its consistency and steadiness don?t get affected. A shorty is only an option on a few colder days in January and February due to cold fronts coming from North-West.
From May to August the prevailing SE wind blows in a range between 10-15 knots.

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