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

Overall: 3.5

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Copper Mine Bay Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Virgin Gorda – BVI, British Virgin Islands)

Copper Mine Bay Surf Guide

Copper Mine Bay in Virgin Gorda is an exposed beach break that has unreliable waves. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Offshore winds are from the northwest. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast.. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Be warned that sharks have been sighted.

Copper Mine Bay Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
26.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Copper Mine Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Copper Mine Bay occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Copper Mine Bay with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 1% of the time in May while 52% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 47% 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).

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Interactive Copper Mine 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 Copper Mine Bay is Terrance B Lettsome International (Roadtown/beef Island) Airport (EIS) in Virgin Isl., 12 km (7 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Copper Mine Bay is Cyril E King (St. Thomas) Airport (STT), also in Virgin Isl., 59 km (37 miles) away.

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Copper Mine Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 18 April 2021, 11:05 Local Time
Sunday 18
Wave (m) 0.7
Period (s) 4 5 5 5
Wind (km/h) 25
ESE 20
ESE 20
ESE 25
Wind State on on cross-

Swell History at Copper Mine Bay

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

Wind History at Copper Mine Bay

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

Copper Mine Bay Reviews:

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Based on 1 vote.
  • Overall:Icon  s43.5
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s22.0
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s22.0
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s33.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s44.0
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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erik from United States
“I have never been here. It looks like it gets a good amount of swell despite the rating. If you look at the month to month charts it looks to have a decent amount of waves with usually unfavourable wind. If anyone can give an honest comment about the place it would be appreciated. I am more interested in the potential of Cooper Island just southwest of Virgin Gorda. The reefs looks good on the SW, E, and NE sides. Just trying to find a gem of a spot where the surf is acceptable (better that it says it is & slightly better than my home spot in WB north Carolina)”

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