LAST UPDATED 11/07/2008
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Level of surfing


Quality of surf


Call code


Net code





103 km


subtropical; mild, humid; gales, strong winds common in winter


Cyclones, Severe Storms

Best Months

July - October




Bermudian dollar (BMD) Bermudian dollar per US dollar - 1.0000 (fixed rate pegged to the US dollar)

Time Zone

Atlantic (UTC-4)

Special Requirements


Bermuda Tourism: Aerial View of Bermuda; 2006

The Caribbean, she is a harsh mistress. All of the islands in the Greater and Lesser Antilles share at least some aspect towards the North Atlantic and therefore are exposed to any passing fronts that generate of the East American Coast and transit the North Atlantic. These fronts often pass a good way to the north and swell decay can be a problem.

Regular windswell is a constant on the east coast of all of the island groups and hence there is almost always something to keep you occupied and off the rum for a few hours. too much wind can be a bad thing though and onshore days are very common, no matter how early in the morning you manage to peel yourself out of your cot and stumble down to the beach.

The third source of swell in the region are from passing hurricanes. Some of the strongest storm ever recorded on the planet file through here regularly. Technically the season spans June to November with early September being the peak. The ideal scenario is for the hurricane mass to pass clear of any inhabited areas and sit well offshore in the deep Carribean for a few days prior to disipating. The result is typically 3-5 days of western swell that lights up the hidden western points and reefs of the Caribbean. The persistant NE/E trade winds will gently fan these breaks all day long. It is then that some of the rarer points and breaks of Bermuda come to life. Surf exploration doesent get any better than this.

what to pack

Flashdance: A pair of very simple Moroccan flip flops called "Cabjuks"; 25 May 2007

Bermuda has a mild, humid subtropical maritime climate though gales and strong winds are common in winter. So pack accordingly. Trainers, loose clothing - everything for the hot weather. Definitely take along some bug repellent spray, good sunscreen and sunglasses!
Better take your medicines with you, as healthcare in Bermuda is incredibly expensive.
You won't regret a plenty of cold weather gear! Your camera and all the equipment you'd need for it, plus a good waterproof bag.  

If you find a bank that allows you to withdraw money from your ATM card, you may need to pay a high transaction fee, so bring enough cash for the trip, just incase you can not find an ATM.

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