Surfing in Toco, Trinidad, Trinidad & Tobago

Skill Level :
All Surfers
Best Period:
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.

Trinidad has numerous beautiful sandy beaches, where you can relax and enjoy the sun and the crystal clear waters. But, if you are looking for great surf sites, then you should visit the beaches that lie on the northeast coast of the island. Toco is definitely one of them. The spot is situated on the western side of the Toco village, close to Sans Souci.

The beach is sandy with pebbles, as well as many fruit trees along the hillside. The swell size starts working at 1-1.5 m/3-5 ft and holds up to 3 m/10 ft. The reef-break offers very consistent surf and provides both left and right hand waves. In addition, the best tide position is all tides and the ideal tide movement is rising and falling tides. Toco is suitable for both the beginner and more experienced surfer.

Furthermore, the best wind direction is from the south and southeast and the ideal swell direction is from the north and northeast. At summer the wind blows onshore 72%, at autumn it blows 67%, at winter 83% and at spring 62%. Last but not least, the ideal period to visit the spot is from March till November. Note: be careful of rocks and rips.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Port Of Spain
91.3km/56.8mi, 1h 39mins
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.
Piarco International Airport,
70.3km/43.7mi 1h 20mins drive

The island is not accessible by train.


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