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Sandy Cay Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Jost Van Dyke – BVI, British Virgin Islands)

Sandy Cay Surf Guide

Sandy Cay in Jost Van Dyke is an exposed reef break. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the northwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northeast. There is a right hand reef break. Rarely crowded here. Watch out for rocks,reef,urchins,jellyfish and sharks.

Sandy Cay Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
rarely breaks
26.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Sandy Cay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Sandy Cay occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

septemberBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Sandy Cay with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of September. Clean surfable waves are typically found 7% of the time in September while 83% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 10% 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 Sandy Cay Location Map

Interactive Sandy Cay 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 Sandy Cay is Terrance B Lettsome International (Roadtown/beef Island) Airport (EIS) in Virgin Isl., 17 km (11 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Sandy Cay is Cyril E King (St. Thomas) Airport (STT), also in Virgin Isl., 30 km (19 miles) away.

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Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Sandy Cay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 27 March 2023, 10:04 Local Time
Monday 27
Wave (m)
Period (s) 14 14 15 16
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Sandy Cay

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

Wind History at Sandy Cay

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

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Wave Buoys Nearest To Sandy Cay: