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Sandy Cay ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 1.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.8

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Sandy Cay Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Jost Van Dyke – BVI, British Virgin Islands)

Sandy Cay Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: rarely breaks

Best: Swell NE | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 27.2 °C

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Sunday, 15 July 2018, 21:22 Local time
SunMonday 16
Wave (m) 1.0
Period (s) 8 8 6 6
Wind (km/h) 35
E 35
E 35
E 35
Wind State cross-

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Sandy Cay in Jost Van Dyke is an exposed reef break. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the northwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northeast. There is a right hand reef break. Rarely crowded here. Watch out for rocks,reef,urchins,jellyfish and sharks.

British Virgin Islands wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Road Town, 7 km from Sandy Cay.

IS AT (local time)

Sandy Cay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Sopers Hole Tortola wx, 6 km from Sandy Cay.

light winds from the E

Air temperature
28.7 °C

Current weather near Sandy Cay

Buoy Data:

At South of St. John, VI, 14 miles from Sandy Cay.

  5PM 6PM 7PM 8PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.3
Dominant period (s) 7 6 8 7

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Overall Sandy Cay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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Town and city forecasts close to Sandy Cay:

  • Closest city location
    Fajardo (Puerto Rico)
    62 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Carolina (Puerto Rico)
    82 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Trujillo Alto (Puerto Rico)
    85 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Caguas (Puerto Rico)
    91 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Catano (Puerto Rico)
    93 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Sandy Cay is Terrance B Lettsome International (Roadtown/beef Island) Airport (EIS) in Virgin Isl., 17 km (11 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Sandy Cay is Cyril E King (St. Thomas) Airport (STT), also in Virgin Isl., 30 km (19 miles) away.
  • Third is Henry E Rohlsen (St. Criox Island) Airport (STX) in Virgin Isl., 82 km (51 miles) away.
  • Roosevelt Roads Ns Airport (NRR) in Puerto Rico is 101 km (63 miles) away.
  • Diego Jimenez Torres (Fajardo) Airport (FAJ), also in Puerto Rico is the fifth nearest airport to Sandy Cay and is 102 km (63 miles) away.
Sandy Cay break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Sandy Cay, Jost Van Dyke. Use the tab navigation above to view Sandy Cay sea temperature, Sandy Cay photographs, Sandy Cay detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Sandy Cay webcams, current wind from Jost Van Dyke live weather stations and Sandy Cay 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 Sandy Cay.

FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.