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Carot Bay Surf Guide

Carot Bay in Tortola - BVI is a reasonably exposed reef break that does not work very often. Winter and spring are the optimum times of year to visit. Offshore winds are from the southwest with some shelter here from west winds. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the ideal swell direction is from the east northeast. Even when the surf is up, crowds are unknown. Hazards include - Urchins - Rips / undertow.

Carot Bay Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
28.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Carot Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Carot Bay occur when a East-northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

septemberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Carot Bay with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of September. Clean surfable waves are typically found 2% of the time in September while 14% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 84% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
2%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
14%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
84%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Carot Bay Location Map

Interactive Carot 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 Carot Bay is Terrance B Lettsome International (Roadtown/beef Island) Airport (EIS) in Virgin Isl., 6 km (4 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Carot Bay is Cyril E King (St. Thomas) Airport (STT), also in Virgin Isl., 41 km (25 miles) away.

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Carot Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 15 August 2022, 19:05 Local Time
Monday 15Tue
5PM8PM11PM2AM
Wave (m)
0.6
E
0.6
E
0.6
E
0.6
E
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h)
15
15
15
15
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Carot Bay

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

Wind History at Carot Bay

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

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