Apple Bay, Calm Today

Nice swell just finished up, sweet waves Tuesday into Wednesday. Notice how a good portion of the beach is gone, it is what happens when big north swells pound the shore for days. No worries, Apple Bay’s magic will bring the sandy beach back in a couple of days!

Apple Bay Tortola, we have recovered from Urma better than ever. Would say that more than 80% of the island’s restaurants, bars and grill are open with most all the roads in good shape. Ferry service from St Thomas to Road Town is back to normal although Sopers Hole and the west end ferry dock is still a work in progress. Apple Bay, Carrot Bay and Cane Garden Bay are happening! Come on down to sunshine and bliss, the beaches are looking good. The video above was taken from the patio at the Sea Breeze, the upstairs suite at Applesurf Villa.

Mt Snow Restaurants

The following are restaurants, breakfast cafes and take outs within a 3 mile drive from the Ski Club at Seasons Condominiums. There are many other great places to eat and enjoy on the ride to and in Wilmington Vermont which is about 10 miles away down Route 100.

Two Tannery Road – 464-2707
Mountaineer Inn – 682-4637
Snow Goose Inn – 464-4300
Harrimans Restaurant – 464-1100
1900 Burger – 464-7029
The Last Chair Bar Grill – 464-1133
Dover Forge Restaurant – 464-5320
TC’s Family Restaurant – 464-5900
West Dover Joe’s – 464-2422
Dover Gar and Grill – 464-2689
Valley View Saloon – 464-9422
Coffee Barn Cafe – 464-2848
Nosh Restaurant Bar – 464-8600
Pizzeria La Toscanella – 464-5070

Tortola Restaurants

Good food and great ambiance is what Tortola’s restaurants are all about. Below are listing of some of the local establishments to relax and enjoy some tasty good food and cold island drinks.

West End and North Shore Restaurants

Sebastians: 495-4212
Sugar Mill: 495-4355
D’CoalpotBVI: 495-4998
Tropical Fusion – 346-3551
Bananakeet Cafe: 494-5842

Stoutt’s Lookout Bar – 442-0432
Myetts: 495-9649
Quito’s – 495-4837
Paradise Club Sports Bar Grill – 495-9910
Big Banana – 495-4606

Omar’s Cafe – 443-7724
Pussers West End: 495-4554

Restaurants to the East and in Road Town

Peg Leg Landing: 494-0028
Captain Mulligans – 494-0602
Gene’s Bar and Grill: 495-3086

Village Cay: 494-2771
Watering Hole – 346-5950
Dove Restaurant – 494-0313
Pusser’s Roadtown – 494-2467
Rooftop by Brandywine – 440-230

Hope it helps.

Applesurf Changes 2019

As you can see, the site has changed. Moved the Long Beach Cam back to gilgo.com till condo sells. If interested in 2 bedroom at Washington Ave. on the beach in Long Beach NY, call Mike at 516-987-6507. So, all surfing cams and local weather is on gilgo.com.

Needed a web site for vacation rentals, lots of competition, so decided on applesurf.com. Check it out, take a trip. Come and glide on mountains of snow or water that are right in front of you. Applesurf Villas in Tortola and the Ski Club at Mt Snow.

East View Beachfront at Applesurf Villa Tortola

Sitting out back at Applesurf Villas in Apple Bay Tortola offers some of the most beautiful views you will find of the blue ocean, fishing swarming, birds flying, people enjoying the sun, wonderful sunrises and sunsets. Here are a couple from over the years.

The photos are shots looking east from Applesurf Villa. Apple Bay is to the right with Sabastians and Bombas, then the Sugar Mill just before the bend. Carrot Bay is the next village east. The second jute where the mountain line rises is Cane Garden Bay.

Notice how the sandy beach varies in the pictures. Apple Bay sand can disappear in days, but there is always a sandy beach with in walking distance. Regardless, stunning sounds and sites.

Look out at the Sea; Hear it, Feel it and See it; Up Close and Private.

The Power of Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma hit Tortola dead on with the eye of the hurricane passing right over Carrot Bay!  Thank God it occurred during the day light hours for the most part on September 6th, 2017.

Applesurf Villa along with most all of Apple Bay, Carrot Bay and Cane Garden Bay suffered severe flooding, 180 mph plus winds and a couple of hours of really big waves. Here is some history of the storm.

Applesurf Villa flooded to the ceiling of the downstairs Ocean Mist suite with the new windows and doors exploding from the forces. Waves went over the top of the house!

Take a look at the slide below. Irma surgically ripped our heavy Ipe wood deck right off the house.

Looking Back at Super storm Sandy

Going thru photos of damages and conditions at Gilgo Beach due to Superstorm Sandy, organizing digital content more complicated that you would think. Ended up looking at my twitter feed with the photos from the 1st day we were able to get over to Gilgo Beach. Photos were small, think it was internet issues. So put together the slide below from up on Ocean Parkway at the east end of Gilgo Beach where the cut thru is / was / is.

Billabong Long Beach Surf Contest 2011

Billabong had a pro surfing contest in Long Beach NY over the weekend of September 8th back in 2011. The big guy brought a nice ground swell to Long Beach for some fun waves for the pros.

Tortola Waves

Snapped some shots on October 10th 2016. Wind off shore, nice ground swell rolling in. Sweet magic on the island – Apple Bay Tortola

Gilgo Surf

Here are a couple pictures we snapped over the last couple years in September and October of local surfers after hurricanes or noreasters except for the McDuff shot.