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Latitude: 18° 23.908' N
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this one of few spots on the island of Tortola
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessBy boat only
Alternative name Bomba Shack - Capoon's Bay
Wave qualityRegional Classic
BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
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
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.
Nice. You can get your waves, and the locals are mad cool.
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.
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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