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

Overall: 3.3

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Smugglers cove Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Tortola – BVI, British Virgin Islands)

Smugglers cove Spot ID

Shark point, Smugglers cove photo

Smugglers cove

Photo credit: Pierre Dasen

Panorama, Smugglers cove photo

Smugglers cove

Photo credit: Pierre Dasen

Type: reef

Reliability: rarely breaks

Best: Swell N | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 26.4 °C

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Sunday, 20 January 2019, 07:42 Local time
Sunday 20
Wave (m) 0.3
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 30
ENE 30
E 30
E 30
Wind State cross-

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Smugglers cove in Tortola is a fairly exposed reef break. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the southeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the north. There are left and right breaking reefs. Rarely crowded here. Hazards include rocks,reef,urchins,jellyfish and sharks.

British Virgin Islands wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Coral Harbor, Saint Johns Island, Virgin Islands, 5 km from Smugglers cove.

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Smugglers cove Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Sopers Hole Tortola wx, 2 km from Smugglers cove.

light winds from the ESE

Air temperature
24.6 °C

Current weather near Smugglers cove

Buoy Data:

At South of St. John, VI, 11 miles from Smugglers cove.

  3AM 4AM 5AM 6AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.8
Dominant period (s) 5 5 5 -

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Overall Smugglers cove Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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Town and city forecasts close to Smugglers cove:

  • 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)
    86 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Caguas (Puerto Rico)
    90 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Catano (Puerto Rico)
    93 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Smugglers cove is Terrance B Lettsome International (Roadtown/beef Island) Airport (EIS) in Virgin Isl., 18 km (11 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Smugglers cove is Cyril E King (St. Thomas) Airport (STT), also in Virgin Isl., 29 km (18 miles) away.
  • Third is Henry E Rohlsen (St. Criox Island) Airport (STX) in Virgin Isl., 78 km (48 miles) away.
  • Diego Jimenez Torres (Fajardo) Airport (FAJ) in Puerto Rico is 101 km (63 miles) away.
  • Roosevelt Roads Ns Airport (NRR), also in Puerto Rico is the fifth nearest airport to Smugglers cove and is 101 km (63 miles) away.
Smugglers cove break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Smugglers cove, Tortola. Use the tab navigation above to view Smugglers cove sea temperature, Smugglers cove photographs, Smugglers cove detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Smugglers cove webcams, current wind from Tortola live weather stations and Smugglers cove 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 Smugglers cove.