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

Overall: 2.8

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Cooten Bay Surf Guide

Cooten Bay in Tortola is a quite exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the south. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the north northeast. The beach break provides left and right handers. Rarely crowded here. Watch out for dangerous rips.

Cooten Bay Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s32.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
26.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Cooten Bay:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

octoberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Cooten Bay with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of October. Clean surfable waves are typically found 4% of the time in October while 7% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 89% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
4%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
7%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
89%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Cooten Bay Location Map

Interactive Cooten 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 Cooten 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 Cooten Bay is Cyril E King (St. Thomas) Airport (STT), also in Virgin Isl., 42 km (26 miles) away.

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Cooten Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 15 April 2021, 11:20 Local Time
Thursday 15
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m) 0.3
NE
0.5
N
0.5
N
0.6
N
Period (s) 13 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 20
NE 15
ENE 15
ENE 20
ENE
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross cross

Swell History at Cooten Bay

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

Wind History at Cooten Bay

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

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