Surfing in Sans Souci, Trinidad, Trinidad & Tobago

Skill Level :
All Surfers
Best Swell Direction:
North, Northeast
Trinidad and Tobago is an island country that is situated just off the coast of northeastern Venezuela. Both Trinidad and Tobago islands surprise visitors with their unspoiled natural beauty that is not found in most of the other Caribbean islands. The climate here is classified as tropical with two seasons annually, the dry and rainy season and the winds are usually influenced by the northeast trade winds. The islands are known not only for their beautiful sandy beaches, but also for their carnivals. Trinidad boasts one of the largest carnivals in the world that promises to get you in the festive spirit.

Sans Souci is a small village that is located on the north coast of Trinidad, next to Grande Riviere village, which is home to one of the most important Leatherback turtle nesting beaches in the world. Sans Souci is also a turtle nesting location. But that is not all, as the site is well-known for the surfing that takes place in its waters.

The swell size starts working at 1-1.5 m/3-5 ft and holds up to 3 m/10 ft. The ideal wind direction is from the south, while the best swell direction is from the north and northeast. This beach-break provides very consistent surf and offers both left and right hand waves. In addition, the best tide position is low and mid tide and the ideal tide movement is rising and falling tides. At summer the wind blows onshore 72%, at autumn it blows 67%, at winter 83% and at spring 62%.

Sans Souci welcomes surfers of all abilities and experience levels. Last but not least, if you visit the area, do not miss the chance to see the large Grande Riviere river, which enters the sea at the eastern end of Grande Riviere beach. Note: be careful of rips and rocks.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Port Of Spain
97.1km/60.4mi, 1h 47mins
Head north to Queen's Park W to Woodford St. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit to Maraval Road. Proceed to French St. Turn left at Wrightson Rd. Continue to Beetham Hwy. Continue to Churchill Roosevelt Hwy. Sharp right to stay on the Churchill Roosevelt Hwy. Turn left into Cumuto Rd. Turn right onto the Eastern Main Rd. Slight left at Valencia Rd. Sharp left at Toco Main Rd. Keep right to continue to Paria Main Rd. Continue to Paria Main Rd.
Piarco International Airport,
76.1km/47.3mi 1h 28mins drive

The island is not accessible by train.


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