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CGB #277841
03/15/2022 10:16 AM
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We were thinking of heading to CGB tomorrow from Anegada. Read there might be some swell coming in so would need to come up with Plan B. Can anyone confirm or deny the swell situation?
Thanks
David

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Re: CGB [Re: DaveZ] #277845
03/15/2022 10:28 AM
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You should be fine. Wind should be out of the east at about 20k which is perfect for your route....nice beam to broad reach....and the swells should be 5'-7' @ 9 second off your port quarter. I would def do it. However, if the ride isn't comfortable, try heading for Diamond Reef / Marina Cay for a better angle.

Re: CGB [Re: DaveZ] #277847
03/15/2022 10:41 AM
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It looks like a 1.7m north swell @ 10 seconds ( WindGuru BVI). You won't notice it while sailing but it might make CGB uncomfortably rolly overnight. It might be better to head to Diamond Cay (or the North Sound) which offer complete protection from northerly swells. If you do stay at CGB I would be interested to read if you felt a swell.

Re: CGB [Re: DaveZ] #277851
03/15/2022 11:18 AM
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Swell picked up overnight..5 to 6 feet right now but should not have a serious effect on CGB. I am heading over there shortly and will report back..

Re: CGB [Re: DaveZ] #277852
03/15/2022 11:36 AM
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No surfers yet, so that's a good sign.

It's a pretty good break going by the point.

Boats look pretty stable at this point. Unless it's going to build, I wouldn't worry about it.


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Re: CGB [Re: DaveZ] #277853
03/15/2022 11:39 AM
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Thanks, yes looks like a good ride over tomorrow I'm just a bit concerned ed on how rolly it would be for overnight stay tomorrow. Diamond was my plan b.!
Any updates appreciated we will probably leave anegada about 8am tomorrow.

Re: CGB [Re: DaveZ] #277854
03/15/2022 12:10 PM
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You can always go to my website and click on the Sunset Cam button to see the real-time view. Boats are facing NE now so starting to roll a bit more. The swell is now breaking over the reef starting from BoatyBall #5 all the way southwest to the shore line.


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Re: CGB [Re: DaveZ] #277856
03/15/2022 12:12 PM
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I zoomed the webcam in a bit on the boats so it's a little easier to see the break and the boats moving.


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Re: CGB [Re: DaveZ] #277857
03/15/2022 12:16 PM
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Here is another camera closer to sea level...

https://www.resortcams.com/webcams/cane-garden-bay/

Re: CGB [Re: DaveZ] #277889
03/15/2022 04:02 PM
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As Jason said..just back from CGB..a little rolly but not that bad..wouldnt stop me from, spending the night there...Jason's wedcam tells the tale 24/7! By the guy a beer!

Re: CGB [Re: DaveZ] #277937
03/16/2022 09:58 AM
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I was in the anchorage last night on a 62 Lagoon and even it was rolling around pretty good. Comfortable but getting on/off the dinghy was a little difficult. The dinghy dock claimed two dinghies that I saw yesterday and was not safe to leave a dinghy at.

Today it's a whole new Bay. The swell has laid down and it's quite nice pretty much anywhere in the anchorage!

Come and enjoy! Enjoy some music at the Elms and watch the sunset. This week is one of the few thru the year that the sun sets into the water from CGB. Saw a green flash from the beach on Monday...

Last edited by JasonHelmbrecht; 03/16/2022 10:55 AM.

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Re: CGB [Re: JasonHelmbrecht] #277981
03/16/2022 04:20 PM
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Thanks Jason, we ended up pulling into Diamond Cay for the night. Will probably do CGB tomorrow or Friday/Sat.

Re: CGB [Re: DaveZ] #278036
03/17/2022 09:51 AM
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Originally Posted by DaveZ
Thanks Jason, we ended up pulling into Diamond Cay for the night. Will probably do CGB tomorrow or Friday/Sat.

If you come over today, I highly recommend stopping by The Elm for happy hour with Jeff Ross playing solo! We went last night and he is truly a gifted performer (former lead guitarist for Lou Reed). Full of stories and great music. The Elms has a nice happy hour menu and great drinks. It's a bit of a sleeper/hidden gem in CGB.


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Re: CGB [Re: JasonHelmbrecht] #278093
03/18/2022 09:30 AM
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Originally Posted by JasonHelmbrecht
You can always go to my website and click on the Sunset Cam button to see the real-time view. Boats are facing NE now so starting to roll a bit more. The swell is now breaking over the reef starting from BoatyBall #5 all the way southwest to the shore line.



Just a shoutout to your cam Jason....I've been checking that out for the past 3 years. What a view!

Re: CGB [Re: mfringsley] #278095
03/18/2022 09:33 AM
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Originally Posted by mfringsley
Originally Posted by JasonHelmbrecht
You can always go to my website and click on the Sunset Cam button to see the real-time view. Boats are facing NE now so starting to roll a bit more. The swell is now breaking over the reef starting from BoatyBall #5 all the way southwest to the shore line.



Just a shoutout to your cam Jason....I've been checking that out for the past 3 years. What a view!

Thanks! Come on down and enjoy the view in person....

We have room!

TTOL had a nice turnout at the Elms last night. 3 from my house, Dave and his crew, Manpot, and the crew from OHANA.

Last edited by JasonHelmbrecht; 03/18/2022 09:35 AM.

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Re: CGB [Re: JasonHelmbrecht] #278096
03/18/2022 09:40 AM
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Fun night last night, Jeff was great, quite the story teller! Will probably be back tonight. They have a seafood boil on special I think?
Also anyone know where in CGB to get wine, especially red. Bobby's was just about sold out.

Re: CGB [Re: DaveZ] #278098
03/18/2022 09:47 AM
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Originally Posted by DaveZ
Fun night last night, Jeff was great, quite the story teller! Will probably be back tonight. They have a seafood boil on special I think?
Also anyone know where in CGB to get wine, especially red. Bobby's was just about sold out.

You could walk down to Columbus Sunset and see what they have. It's on the left side of the street just after the cemetery but before the distillery. Also, Bobby's and Riteway will deliver if you get really desperate.


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Re: CGB [Re: DaveZ] #278099
03/18/2022 10:11 AM
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Good meeting you Dave..always fun at The Elm..especially Sundays with The Elmtones. As Jason says Columbus down the street..never seen them out of wine, red or white and beer!.

Re: CGB [Re: JasonHelmbrecht] #278105
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Thanks, not sure we are that desperate just yet, hahaha


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