Surf Gwada: A New Photo Show Spotlights Surfing in The Guadeloupe Islands

August 21, 2015

Photos by Reid Van Renesse and Justin Jay



An avid surfer who travels frequently to Guadeloupe, LargeUp photo contributor Reid van Renesse has gotten well familiar with the island chain’s various surf spots. With the support of the Guadeloupe Islands Board of Tourism, he and fellow photographer Justin Jay recently set off on an expedition to document the burgeoning surf scene there. Waking up every day literally right above a famous break known as “Le Spot,” the duo hit up surf breaks across the islands, capturing the action in the waves, and on the road to them, too.

Van Renesse and Jay have gathered a handful of the best flicks from their journey for a group photo show, Surf Gwada!, opening this Saturday at the Rockaway Beach Surf Club in Queens, NY.

Check out the event info and some highlights from the show below.

Surf Gwada! 
Photographs by Reid van Renesse and Justin Jay 
Presented by the Guadeloupe Islands
August 22, 2015 
at the Rockaway Beach Surf Club 

(302 Beach 87th Street Rockaway Beach, NY 11693)

7pm Rhum Planteur Punch Happy Hour
Courtesy of Guadeloupe Islands Board of Tourism
8pm Raffle
Win a round-trip ticket from JFK to Guadeloupe courtesy of Norwegian Air
+ Giveaways from Saint Chic