Surfing in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Surfing in the U.S. Virgin IslandsBefore I get into surfing in U.S. Virgin Islands, let’s learn a little about this country.  The U.S. Virgin Islands are islands located in the Caribbean and situated approximately 111 miles east of Puerto Rico.  The Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean affect the coastlines of the U.S. Virgin Islands.  The U.S. Virgin Islands is approximately 133.73 square miles in size.

The capital of the U.S. Virgin Islands is Charlotte Amalie which is also its largest city, the official languages of this country is English.  The U.S. Virgin Islands is unincorporated United States territory.  The President of the U.S. Virgin Islands is Barack Obama and the Governor is Kenneth Mapp.

According to Worldometers.com, U.S. Virgin Islands is ranked 197 in the World in population, with a population of approximately one hundred and six thousand four hundred fifteen (106,415).  The primary source of income for this country is tourism.

Surfing in the U.S. Virgin Islands

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The U.S. Virgin Islands is the only place in the United State where you drive on the left side of the road. There’s an Underwater National Park off the coast of St. John.  The United took possession of these Island from the Danish in 1917 and renamed the Islands, the Virgin Islands of the United Stated.

Since we now know a little about the U.S. Virgin Islands, let’s learn about surf spots in this country.   I will provide you list of some of the surf spots in this country, so you will be able to be surfing in U.S. Virgin Islands: Carambola, Hull Bay, Sprat Bay and Turner Bay.

Carambola

Carambola is a reef break with a right breaking wave, this surf spot is for surfers of all levels.  Carambola is located on the island of St. Croix, near the Renaissance St. Croix Carambola Beach Resort & Spa.

Hull Bay

Surfing in the U.S. Virgin IslandsHull Bay is a reef break with a wave that breaks both left and right, this surf spot is for the experienced surfer.  Hull Bay is located off the island of St. Thomas, near Vluck Point.

Sprat Bay

Sprat Bay is a point break with right breaking wave, this surf spot is for the experienced surfer.  Sprat Bay is on Water Island which is south of St. Thomas, Sprat Bay is located near Limestone Rock.

Turner Bay

Turner Bay is a reef break with a left breaking wave, this surf spot is for the very experienced surfer.  Turner Bay is on the island of St. John on its western coastline, near Contant.

In Conclusion

The U.S. Virgin Islands are located in the Caribbean, east of Puerto Rico.  The U.S. Virgin Islands are approximately 133.73 square miles in size.  Though not known as a premier surf destination, you can find surf spots in this country, so that you will be surfing in the U.S. Virgin Islands, these surf spots are: Carambola, Hull Bay, Sprat Bay and Turner Bay.

Check out my post: “Best Surfing in the British Virgin Islands.”

Thanks for dropping in and if you should have any comments or questions, please post it in the comments section of this page.


2 thoughts on “Surfing in the U.S. Virgin Islands

  1. Love the sport, I actually used to surf back in my day, great sport and reading your article brought back some great memories. Can you tell me what the average wave height is? Oh, by the way do they have sharks like they do sometimes in the Eastern Caribbean? Best wishes with your website.

  2. Love that little history lesson there about the U.S. Virgin Islands. One day to hope to visit there. I always am amazed by the way these surfers ride this waves. Unfortunately, that is one experience I will never have. I am to much of a scaredy cat to ever try surfing.

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