Water Sports in The British Virgin Islands
The British Virgin Islands offer much more for the active traveller with plenty of watersports available for your enjoyment. There are plenty of exciting diversions for the watersports enthusiast to do – surfing, windsurfing, kayaking, kiteboarding, snorkelling and diving. A fairly new sport – stand up paddle boarding is becoming increasingly popular in the BVI and a great way of exercising that’s lots of fun too!
The HIHO (hook in and hold on) windsurfing competition is fun and held annually in the BVI.
Surfing is one of the fastest growing sports in the British Virgin Islands. Because of the region’s topography of reefs, sand bars and point breaks, the BVI provide some of the best surfing areas and breaks in the entire Caribbean. Most of the surfing is concentrated along the Northern shores of Tortola with the two most popular beaches for surfing located at Josiah’s Bay and Apple or Capoons Bay. There is a thriving local surf culture in Tortola and several local surfing contests are held during the season, which runs from October through April. There are several places to rent surfboards on the island, as well as local surfing schools and surf shops.