Basse-Pointe: a world-class point break | Photo: Selden Vestrit/Creative Commons

Martinique is a magical place. The overseas region of France stands in the heart of the Caribbean Sea and was first sighted by Christopher Columbus, in 1493. It is one of the many islands of the Lesser Antilles, commonly known as Windward Islands.

The Caribbean islands are steadily stepping into the world of surfing. The quality waves are not new, but surf travelers have only started to discover its full potential in the 21st century. Martinique has two main attraction poles: the north (for surfers) and the south (for classic tourists).

The town of Basse-Pointe offers magnificent, long, powerful right-hand waves, just 50 kilometers away from Fort-de-France, the capital of Martinique. Basse-Point is located in the northeastern region and gets plenty of swell from the North Atlantic and the Caribbean Sea. A fantastic point break.

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Puerto Rico: a surfing treasure in Caribbean | Photo: LaShawn Pagan

Since the dawn of time, or maybe since surf spot hunting time, there have been countless of lists published on the best places to surf in Puerto Rico.

While most of those lists are fine, they generally, if not exclusively, mention beaches in the west of the island. Although beaches like Crash Boat in Aguadilla, to the most popular beaches in Rincón like Pools, Sandy Beach, Antonio's, Tres Palmas, Maria's and Domes, to Isabela's Jobos and Middles are amazing and should be recognized for their powerful waves and beauty - Puerto Rico has a lot more to offer.

To ensure we get this list right, we did the wisest thing. We consulted the local surfing, stand up paddleboarding (SUP), and bodyboarding veterans and newbie's alike, to see where they love to ride waves. Here are the results (in no particular order):

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