Barbados is one of the best wave windsurfing spots in the world. Beginners as well as experienced windsurfers will find ideal conditions in which to ride the waves, jump or simply sail. Silver Sands is a popular location, where the conditions are challenging but forgiving. A reef lies 820ft (250m) offshore and provides a steady three to seven foot swell (1-2m), although on some days the waves here can reach up to 16ft (5m). The best time for windsurfing in Barbados is mid-November to the end of June when the moderate trade winds blow consistently over the shores.