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Josiahs Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.5
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.6

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Josiahs Bay Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Tortola – BVI, British Virgin Islands)

Josiahs Bay Spot ID

Type: beach

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell N | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 26.3 °C

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Sunday, 20 January 2019, 16:49 Local time
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Wave (m) 0.2
Period (s) 9 9 8 8
Wind (km/h) 25
E 30
E 30
E 25
Wind State cross-

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Josiahs Bay in Tortola is a quite exposed beach break that has very consistent surf. Winter and spring are the best times of year to visit. Offshore winds are from the northeast. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the ideal swell direction is from the north. The beach break offers mainly right hand waves. Rarely crowded here. Dangerous rips are a hazard of surfing here.

British Virgin Islands wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Road Town, 7 km from Josiahs Bay.

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Josiahs Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Beef Island/Roadtown Airport, 8 km from Josiahs Bay.

light winds from the E

Dry and partly cloudy
Air temperature
28 °C

Current weather near Josiahs Bay

Buoy Data:

At South of St. John, VI, 18 miles from Josiahs Bay.

  1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM
Data Age 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr 0 hr
Wave height (m) 1.1
Dominant period (s) 5 5 5 5

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Overall Josiahs Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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Town and city forecasts close to Josiahs Bay:

  • Closest city location
    Fajardo (Puerto Rico)
    70 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Carolina (Puerto Rico)
    89 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Trujillo Alto (Puerto Rico)
    93 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Caguas (Puerto Rico)
    98 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Catano (Puerto Rico)
    100 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Josiahs Bay is Terrance B Lettsome International (Roadtown/beef Island) Airport (EIS) in Virgin Isl., 5 km (3 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Josiahs Bay is Cyril E King (St. Thomas) Airport (STT), also in Virgin Isl., 42 km (26 miles) away.
  • Third is Henry E Rohlsen (St. Criox Island) Airport (STX) in Virgin Isl., 86 km (53 miles) away.
  • Diego Jimenez Torres (Fajardo) Airport (FAJ) in Puerto Rico is 114 km (71 miles) away.
  • Roosevelt Roads Ns Airport (NRR), also in Puerto Rico is the fifth nearest airport to Josiahs Bay and is 114 km (71 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Josiahs Bay, Tortola. Use the tab navigation above to view Josiahs Bay sea temperature, Josiahs Bay photographs, Josiahs Bay detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Josiahs Bay webcams, current wind from Tortola live weather stations and Josiahs Bay tide predictions. The British Virgin Islands swell maps link will open up the big picture showing British Virgin Islands and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from British Virgin Islands wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Josiahs Bay.