Tobago is not known as a world rated surfing location however if you are a holiday visitor you can easily go surfing. One of the enjoyable aspects of including surfing as part of your Tobago vacation is that the beaches suitable for surfing are not far for the popular hotel accommodations.
The best location for surfing in Tobago is at Mount Irvine beach. Here you will probably find someone surfing on the beach every day, although that may be the only person surfing on the beach. Mount Irvine is very rarely ever crowded during the week although the number of persons increases on a weekend. At Mount Irvine the waves break right on an offshore coral reef on the north eastern section of the bay. Both long and short boarders enjoy the curl of the wave here. An enjoyable feature of Mount Irvine is that when you are not surfing you can grab a quick bite to eat or drink at the local Restaurant and Bar which is just on the shore. There are changing rooms and toilets at the Beach facility and cabanas scattered around the grounds. The almond trees at the edge of the beach create an ideal location for watching the sunset at the end of the day.
Just to the south of Mount Irvine is Old Grange Beach. For most of the year, the water is very flat but at certain times of the year the waves rise tremendously creating a surfer’s paradise.
To the north of Bacolet Point is Minister Bay and this bay is almost certain to provide surfing action, especially if the waves at Mount Irvine are too small to ride.