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.

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.

View out Front at Applesurf Villa, Apple Bay,Tortola

Sitting on the ocean front patios at the Sea Breeze or the Ocean Mist is a great way to relax and enjoy, here are a couple views from over the years.

The Sea Breeze is one of the two ocean front vacation villa rental suites offered at Applesurf Villas here in Apple Bay, Tortola, BVI

Kayaking for our Veterans

On September 16th, the Town of Babylon hosts the 3rd annual Kayaking for a Cause event at Cedar Beach to Benefit our Veterans.

This year’s event will go towards helping the VFW Warren Keer Post 9482 in Copiague.

Registration begins at 7:30 AM, with 1st launch at 9:00 AM.
the Cause offers 3 skill level of trails, so whether your a beginner or pro, we have a route for you.

* * New in 2018, SUP’s are Welcome to join in the Cause! 

So put September 16th on your calender and join the Cause!

Little bit of history, back in 2015, the Town of Babylon outlined 25 miles of Great South Bay Kayak Routes with 5 launch points; Amityville Beach, Tanner Park, Venetian Shores Park, Oak Beach Park, Cedar Beach and Gilgo Beach. It offers diverse routes to suit the beginner to advanced paddlers.

Kayak launch location at east end of the Gilgo Beach Parking lot.

The Gilgo Beach launch location is unique in that you can surf some ocean waves in the am, have a delicious lunch at the Gilgo Beach Inn and then take an afternoon paddle on the Great South Bay. It makes for a great summer day!

If you want to try your hand at kayaking, the town offers classes at Tanner Park or you can connect with the Dinghy Shop in Amityville for rentals and lessons, check them out on Trip Advisor.

PUT September 16th on your Calender and join the Cause!

Looking Back at Sandy

Going thru photos, 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. 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…

September 2011

Billabong had a pro surfing contest 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 after hurricanes or noreasters except for the McDuff shot.

welcome to applesurf for mobile

started mobile site for applesurf.com on july 26th, 2017

freaking apple computer stopped supporting quicktime a year or so ago. the surf cam software we run generates the surf condition movies in that format. i am a mac guy, embarrassed concerning above.

bottom line, our movies stopped working on many computers and phones. jpeg still look good on all.

found mov files work on iphones, even latest release. hence the mobile site.