Moriah Cay (Exumas)

Continent
Caribbean
Country
Bahamas
Next Big City
George Town (Great Exuma)
Next Town
Rolle Town (Great Exuma)
 
Type:
Island
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
None

Water

Type:
Shallow, Flat, Chop, Small wave
Hazards:
None
Quality:
Crystal clear
Best Tide:
Tide independent

Great playground for kitesurfers. Wherever the wind blows offshore, the water is flat. In the middle of the bay, nice 0.5-1m waves roll in the bay for quiet a long way, so excellent for wave beginners to get several tacks. The complete bay is shallow. Perfect for beginners. Just paradise like colors, green and crystal clear water. Nice flat water, fun for speed runs and extremely flat at the point, east of the channel, which leads to another bay behind the cays. Here you will find another playground with shallow and flat/choppy water. Expect some current in the channel. Very safe riding in the big bay.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Medium
Hazards:
None
Beach Users:
None

Around the complete bay a very nice, soft sandy beach. Lots of space, normally few to no people around. The west part of the bay is the `Man of War Cay`, the east part the `Moriah Cay`. The point at the Moriah Cay offers the most space, big sandy area.

Wind

Best Months:
January, February, March, April, October, November, December
Wind Type:
No information
Best Direction:
NE
Main Direction:
NE, ENE, E

Good winds almost all year coming mainly from NE and E. Lighter winds in summer. Depending on the direction the wind will be gustier to shore. The usual direction is NE and E. Better with NE winds, specially at the upper east end of the bay. Clean winds in the middle of the bay. At the point a bit gustier, since the wind will come over land. Behind the bay, through the channel towards Great Exuma, the wind will be more consistent again than on the point, but gusty behind the small island upwind. All directions work here.



How to get there

Transport
Boat
Access
No walk

Fly to George Town on Great Exuma. You need to get a water taxi to bring you here. Usually honeymoon tours go here, so ask any of the operators. About 20 min trip with the boat, which can get a bit unpleasant in wavier and colder conditions.

Extra information

Rules
None

Just heaven to kite here. Take all trash with you. Only accessible by boat, but well worth the money. Nothing around here, so take anything you need with you. You could swim or access the cays from the listed kitebeach `Great Exuma / Haulover Bay`.

Nightlife

No information