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

Overall: 3.3

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Smugglers cove break guidePhoto by: Pierre Dasen

Smugglers cove Surf Guide

Smugglers cove in Tortola is a fairly exposed reef break. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the southeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the north. There are left and right breaking reefs. Rarely crowded here. Hazards include rocks,reef,urchins,jellyfish and sharks.

Smugglers cove Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:
rarely breaks28.3°C

Surfing Smugglers cove:

The best conditions reported for surf at Smugglers cove occur when a North swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

British Virgin Islands wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Smugglers cove sea temperature, Smugglers cove photographs, Smugglers cove detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Smugglers cove webcams, current wind from Tortola live weather stations and Smugglers cove tide predictions. The British Virgin Islands swell maps link will open up the big picture showing British Virgin Islands and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from British Virgin Islands wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Smugglers cove

Smugglers cove Surf:

Tuesday, 26 May 2020, 21:56 Local time
TueWednesday 27
Wave (m) 0.3
Period (s) 8 7 7 7
Wind (km/h) 20
SE 15
SE 15
ESE 10
Wind State off off cross-

Tide Times:

For Coral Harbor, Saint Johns Island, Virgin Islands, 5 km from Smugglers cove.

IS AT (local time)

Smugglers cove Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At BUOY-LAMV3, 9 km from Smugglers cove.


Air temperature
27.4 °C

Current weather near Smugglers cove

Buoy Data:

At South of St. John, VI, 11 miles from Smugglers cove.

  5PM 6PM 7PM 8PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.9
Dominant period (s) 6 5 6 5

All wavebuoys around Smugglers cove

Overall Smugglers cove Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May


Surf stats for Smugglers cove: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Smugglers cove: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Shark point, Smugglers cove photo

Smugglers cove

Photo credit: Pierre Dasen

Panorama, Smugglers cove photo

Smugglers cove

Photo credit: Pierre Dasen

Smugglers cove Location Maps

Smugglers cove Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to Tortola surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Smugglers cove

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Smugglers cove:

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Wave buoys nearest to Smugglers cove:

Tide stations nearest to Smugglers cove:

  • Closest tide station
    Coral Harbor, Saint Johns Island
    3 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Lameshur Bay, Saint Johns
    6 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Road Town
    6 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Redhook Bay, Saint Thomas Island
    11 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Benner Bay, Saint Thomas
    12 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Smugglers cove is Terrance B Lettsome International (Roadtown/beef Island) Airport (EIS) in Virgin Isl., 18 km (11 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Smugglers cove is Cyril E King (St. Thomas) Airport (STT), also in Virgin Isl., 29 km (18 miles) away.
  • Third is Henry E Rohlsen (St. Criox Island) Airport (STX) in Virgin Isl., 78 km (48 miles) away.
  • Diego Jimenez Torres (Fajardo) Airport (FAJ) in Puerto Rico is 101 km (63 miles) away.
  • Roosevelt Roads Ns Airport (NRR), also in Puerto Rico is the fifth nearest airport to Smugglers cove and is 101 km (63 miles) away.
Smugglers cove break location map and break info