Guadeloupe packs a solid punch as a surfing destination. On Basse-Terre, black-sand beaches provide decent waves for beginners or even for the experienced who want to show off their skills. The small Plage de Bananier is a popular spot, with an on-site restaurant ideal for taking a rest. On Grande-Terre, Plage du Helleux fills up with beginner surfers (local and visiting) attempting to master the waves against a backdrop of cliffs. The intermediate and advanced go for Le Spot, in Le Moule area. Saint-Francois’s eastern trade winds also attract kitesurfers and windsurfing enthusiasts willing to brave the Atlantic side of the island.