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Botany Bay Surf Guide

Botany Bay in Saint Thomas is a point break that has reasonably consistent surf. Offshore winds are from the southeast. The best swell direction is from the north northeast. A right hand reef. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Rarely crowded here. Hazards include - Urchins - Rips / undertow - Private beach - Localism - Sharks.

Botany Bay Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
27.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Botany Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Botany Bay occur when a North-northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Botany Bay (for consistent clean waves)?

mayBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Botany Bay with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 84% of the time in May while 11% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 5% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Botany Bay Location Map

Interactive Botany Bay surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Botany Bay is Cyril E King (St. Thomas) Airport (STT) in Virgin Isl., 7 km (4 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Botany Bay is Terrance B Lettsome International (Roadtown/beef Island) Airport (EIS), also in Virgin Isl., 53 km (33 miles) away.

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Botany Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 22 May 2022, 16:35 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 11 11 11 11
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Botany Bay

Surf stats for Botany Bay, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Botany Bay

Wind stats for Botany Bay, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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