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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Tortola - Apple Bay

British Virgin

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximatif

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Latitude: 18° 23.908' N
Longitude: 64° 41.358' W

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this one of few spots on the island of Tortola
It's located in Carrot bay right next to Apple bay go to the Bumba shack and you're set

Ride right along the road on the north side of the west end. The road nearly touches the beach. Right in front of the bomba shack. You cant miss it.

In Roadtown just ask any taxi driver to take you to the Bomba Shack or Apple Bay, ask howm uch and don't pay more than $15 U.S. . From Cane Garden or Brewers bay don't pay more than $5 to $8 U.S. Accessible from St. Thomas by short Boat ride, or from Puerto Rico via 30 minute puddle jumper plane ride.

English (Translate this text in English): this one of few spots on the island of Tortola<br />It's located in Carrot bay right next to Apple bay go to the Bumba shack and you're set<br /><br />Ride right along the road on the north side of the west end. The road nearly touches the beach. Right in front of the bomba shack. You cant miss it.<br /><br />In Roadtown just ask any taxi driver to take you to the Bomba Shack or Apple Bay, ask howm uch and don't pay more than $15 U.S. . From Cane Garden or Brewers bay don't pay more than $5 to $8 U.S. Accessible from St. Thomas by short Boat ride, or from Puerto Rico via 30 minute puddle jumper plane ride.

English (Translate this text in English): this one of few spots on the island of Tortola&lt;br &#47;&gt;It's located in Carrot bay right next to Apple bay go to the Bumba shack and you're set&lt;br &#47;&gt;&lt;br &#47;&gt;Ride right along the road on the north side of the west end. The road nearly touches the beach. Right in front of the bomba shack. You cant miss it.&lt;br &#47;&gt;&lt;br &#47;&gt;In Roadtown just ask any taxi driver to take you to the Bomba Shack or Apple Bay, ask howm uch and don't pay more than $15 U.S. . From Cane Garden or Brewers bay don't pay more than $5 to $8 U.S. Accessible from St. Thomas by short Boat ride, or from Puerto Rico via 30 minute puddle jumper plane ride.

English (Translate this text in English): this one of few spots on the island of Tortola&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;It's located in Carrot bay right next to Apple bay go to the Bumba shack and you're set&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Ride right along the road on the north side of the west end. The road nearly touches the beach. Right in front of the bomba shack. You cant miss it.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;In Roadtown just ask any taxi driver to take you to the Bomba Shack or Apple Bay, ask howm uch and don't pay more than $15 U.S. . From Cane Garden or Brewers bay don't pay more than $5 to $8 U.S. Accessible from St. Thomas by short Boat ride, or from Puerto Rico via 30 minute puddle jumper plane ride.

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (&lt; 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessBy boat only

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Bomba Shack - Capoon's Bay

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeReef-coral

DirectionRight

BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)

PowerFun, Powerless

Normal lengthShort (&lt; 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorth, NorthWest, West

Good wind direction

Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movement

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Week crowdCrowded

Week-end crowdCrowded

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Dangers

- Urchins
- Rocks
- Sharks

 Additional Information

From Dan Greene :
Best in the winter. Strong NW to NE swells are best. Jost van dyke is in its swell direction from the NW but doesn't block any swell. Fun longboard wave when it's under chest high and breaks on even the smallest swells. When it's over chest high, it's a shortboard wave. Barrels a lot and has long rides. It's in the middle of a bay but the reef winds down on both sides making rights and lefts. The right is the best but the left is good too. There's channels for both but it breaks in the left's channel when its 8 foot or bigger. Strong NW swells over 12' face close out the bay but one of the best spots in the world is 20 min. away in Cane Garden Bay for big waves.(has to be at least 8 foot)Apple bay can get crowded in the winter on good swells but it's spread out and there's plenty of waves.

English (Translate this text in English): From Dan Greene :<br />Best in the winter. Strong NW to NE swells are best. Jost van dyke is in its swell direction from the NW but doesn't block any swell. Fun longboard wave when it's under chest high and breaks on even the smallest swells. When it's over chest high, it's a shortboard wave. Barrels a lot and has long rides. It's in the middle of a bay but the reef winds down on both sides making rights and lefts. The right is the best but the left is good too. There's channels for both but it breaks in the left's channel when its 8 foot or bigger. Strong NW swells over 12' face close out the bay but one of the best spots in the world is 20 min. away in Cane Garden Bay for big waves.(has to be at least 8 foot)Apple bay can get crowded in the winter on good swells but it's spread out and there's plenty of waves.

English (Translate this text in English): From Dan Greene :&lt;br &#47;&gt;Best in the winter. Strong NW to NE swells are best. Jost van dyke is in its swell direction from the NW but doesn't block any swell. Fun longboard wave when it's under chest high and breaks on even the smallest swells. When it's over chest high, it's a shortboard wave. Barrels a lot and has long rides. It's in the middle of a bay but the reef winds down on both sides making rights and lefts. The right is the best but the left is good too. There's channels for both but it breaks in the left's channel when its 8 foot or bigger. Strong NW swells over 12' face close out the bay but one of the best spots in the world is 20 min. away in Cane Garden Bay for big waves.(has to be at least 8 foot)Apple bay can get crowded in the winter on good swells but it's spread out and there's plenty of waves.

English (Translate this text in English): From Dan Greene :&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Best in the winter. Strong NW to NE swells are best. Jost van dyke is in its swell direction from the NW but doesn't block any swell. Fun longboard wave when it's under chest high and breaks on even the smallest swells. When it's over chest high, it's a shortboard wave. Barrels a lot and has long rides. It's in the middle of a bay but the reef winds down on both sides making rights and lefts. The right is the best but the left is good too. There's channels for both but it breaks in the left's channel when its 8 foot or bigger. Strong NW swells over 12' face close out the bay but one of the best spots in the world is 20 min. away in Cane Garden Bay for big waves.(has to be at least 8 foot)Apple bay can get crowded in the winter on good swells but it's spread out and there's plenty of waves.

Atmosphere

Nice. You can get your waves, and the locals are mad cool.

English (Translate this text in English): Nice. You can get your waves, and the locals are mad cool.

English (Translate this text in English): Nice. You can get your waves, and the locals are mad cool.

English (Translate this text in English): Nice. You can get your waves, and the locals are mad cool.

General

Great spot to go in the winter. It fires in jan. and feb. the most. Sebastians inn overlooks the break and has suprisingly nice rooms for 140 a night. A surfers dream getaway in the winter.

English (Translate this text in English): Great spot to go in the winter. It fires in jan. and feb. the most. Sebastians inn overlooks the break and has suprisingly nice rooms for 140 a night. A surfers dream getaway in the winter.

English (Translate this text in English): Great spot to go in the winter. It fires in jan. and feb. the most. Sebastians inn overlooks the break and has suprisingly nice rooms for 140 a night. A surfers dream getaway in the winter.

English (Translate this text in English): Great spot to go in the winter. It fires in jan. and feb. the most. Sebastians inn overlooks the break and has suprisingly nice rooms for 140 a night. A surfers dream getaway in the winter.

Author: Jason Craig + Dan Greene Contributors (2) They surfed this spot ! (26)

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By Anonymous , 14-11-2009

sevans - some choose to ask for respect, some earn it.

By Anonymous , 01-10-2008

Marked Wrong - The spot marked as Apple Bay on the Satellite photo is actually long bay. Apple bay is the next one to the north.

By Anonymous , 09-10-2007

Hold up... - Man... there is only one simple concept in Tortola, if you treat the locals with respect and remember a little about their culture then they will respect you in return, infact if you partied at Bomba's then you would understand what i mean, yes i am white but i was born in Tortola and am very proud of that, ive also lived all my life here so ive had plenty of time to get to know what the locals are like, dem could hold a bad ass party... Just get along! :)

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