The Virgin Islands of the United States, or the U.S. Virgin Islands lie in the Caribbean Sea, east of Puerto Rico. This group of islands consist of the main islands of Saint Thomas, which is home to the capital city of the U.S. Virgin Islands, Saint John, Saint Croix, Water Island and other surrounding minor islands.The climate here is classified as tropical savanna climate, mostly affected by moderate trade winds.
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Surfing in Garth’s Reef, Crescent City, California USA
It’s a secluded beach, not good for swimming because of sharks traveling. The beach is a consistent sheltered reef break. Although it is rarely crowded, it’s a popular spot for experienced surfers. The wave quality is normal and the frequency of the wave is sometimes breaking.
Type of the wave is point – break and the direction is right. The bottom of the sea is like a usual reef with corals, sharp rocks etc. Power of the wave is fun. The good swell direction is from northwest, west and southwest. Good wind direction is north, northeast.
Swell size starts at 1.5 m – 2 m / 5 ft – 6 ft and holds up to 3 m+ / 10 ft+. Best tide position is low and mid tide. Surfers should watch out for sharks, undertow and rips. Best time for surfing is during winter with the large winter swells.
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