The Caribbean is Open!

Discussion in 'Caribbean Islands' started by UnfurleD, Oct 20, 2017.

  1. UnfurleD

    UnfurleD Well-Known Member

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    Jul 13, 2016
    http://caribbeanisopen.com/
    This site launched suggesting not all of the Caribbean has been trashed and they're open for visitors. Anyone buying into this? PR is an absolute mess, lotta press since it's been a month since the Maria damage. Not sure how the other islands are holding up, know Barbados did pretty well tho also super south of the path. Been looking into US Virgin Islands cuz A) never been B) wondering what surf is like in those islands (apparently Nov->March is swell season only down there). Curious who knows here the conditions of any of those Cari islands and if anyone's been traveling down there in the past month to provide some betta perspective
     
  2. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    This hurricane season blew a lot of the islands back to WWI days. If you go, be prepared to "rough it."

    Which sounds fine to me.
     

  3. Wavestrom

    Wavestrom Well-Known Member

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    Jul 5, 2014
  4. headhigh

    headhigh Well-Known Member

    Jul 17, 2009
    I agree man. A vacation with wifi, cable, AC, and fast food is hardly a get away. Shoot, if I want that I'll check in to the Blockade Runner.
     
  5. UnfurleD

    UnfurleD Well-Known Member

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    Jul 13, 2016
    i'm sure someone here has a trip planned out there and is hoping for the best
     
  6. superbust

    superbust Well-Known Member

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    Nov 2, 2008
    I've been to St. Thomas and St. John. Can only ferry to St. John. Absolutely beautiful islands with almost no surf at all. Jost Van Dyke hosts Cane Garden Bay but that is just as fickle. Jost also requires a boat and possibly a passport? Not 100% sure. I agree, roughing it sounds fine. Explore and have fun.

    Edit: whoops I was a little off, CGB is definitely Tortola, Jost isn't far away (all BVIs though)
     
  7. sigmund

    sigmund Well-Known Member

    Dec 7, 2015
    I know burry had a trip planned to PR, not sure if he went or not. Be interesting to hear his report if he went.
     
  8. me tard

    me tard Well-Known Member

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    Dec 5, 2016
    i doubt tortolla is open. i got married there. surfed josiahs bay. would love to go back one day.
     
  9. Zippy

    Zippy Well-Known Member

    Nov 16, 2007
     
  10. BonerSurfs

    BonerSurfs Well-Known Member

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    Apr 14, 2007
    There is a lot of misinformation in this post.

    Edit... Didn't see your edit. But St. Thomas and St. John get loads of swell.
     
  11. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    He's in France.
     
  12. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    I wouldn't say "loads" of swell... but certainly St. Thomas gets it's fair share... St. John there are far fewer breaks, at least that you can access without a boat. I've explored quite a bit of the VIs... for more than 30 years. Much has changed, and will continue to. When they rebuild, places like Tortola and Jost will never be the same. My prediction is that they will be rebuilt "bigger and better" to attract more and more tourism. You can't blame them for that, but the remote, uncrowded spots will be exposed, and the crowded spots will become more crowded.

    Hopefully... I'm wrong.
     
  13. superbust

    superbust Well-Known Member

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    Nov 2, 2008
    I've seen pics of CGB with great size but other than that it seems like a long shot. That's my point basically. Plenty of other places to search for swell.
     
  14. desandan

    desandan Well-Known Member

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    Feb 12, 2013
    Beef Island on a full moon ;)
     
  15. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    My trip was cancelled. No sense in going.
    Virgin Islands are also demolished. But if OP wishes to go, Botany Bay and Hull Bay are 2 surf spots on St. Thomas. But, I think roads to them will be closed.
     
  16. beachkat

    beachkat Well-Known Member

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    Oct 16, 2009
    Bvi


    Tortola was trashed, no power still in a lot of places, hardy anywhere to stay, people have no roofs.
     
  17. rearly9986

    rearly9986 Active Member

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    Apr 11, 2012
    Anything north of Guadeloupe is a mess, give them a chance to fix there issues. Visiting PR, Tortola or the Virgin's would not be a good idea. Instead donate some money to the relief effort.
    Head further south to Guadeloupe, Martinique, Trinidad or Barbados.
    Great waves.
     
  18. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    Exactly. Except the part of giving them money. Your taxes already do that.