Tortola 1980's

Discussion in 'Photograhy and Video' started by Roadmaster, May 28, 2018.

  1. b_k_allday

    b_k_allday New Member

    Aug 22, 2018
    This is epic. I started going here in the early 80's as a teen with my dad. Didn't get to surf it till the 90's. Got to surf Bomba slightly overhead all day and then went to the inter island horse race in town. Epic day.
  2. JBorbone

    JBorbone Well-Known Member

    Oct 18, 2017
    Belmar, NJ
    Believe it or not there's actually a path to get to Cootens (my buddies and I have always called it Goats since you're almost guaranteed to see some goats playing on the cliff face) off a side road from Ridge Road. I did the paddle from Josiah's for years before discovering the path, and almost shot myself in the foot for not discovering it sooner.

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  3. longboardmaster

    longboardmaster Administrator Staff Member

    Feb 14, 2004
    Is Bomba's Shack still around?
  4. JBorbone

    JBorbone Well-Known Member

    Oct 18, 2017
    Belmar, NJ
    No, it got destroyed in Hurricanes Maria & Irma.
  5. Roadmaster

    Roadmaster Well-Known Member

    Nov 19, 2015
    USA Virginia
    Cootens, second scan for 1980's. Different angle, maybe different day but look to the right side of the bay, kind of a right off the point.

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  6. Hye Tyde

    Hye Tyde Member

    May 7, 2006
    USA Massachusetts
    Amazing photos everyone! Tortola is certainly a special place. Any idea on how they're getting on now, a year after the storms?

    I understand the road all along Carrot Bay was washed away, along with the Bomba shack.

    Anyway here are some more recent shots from January 2015:
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  7. deemce

    deemce Well-Known Member

    May 18, 2010
    USA Pennsylvania

  8. JBorbone

    JBorbone Well-Known Member

    Oct 18, 2017
    Belmar, NJ
    Headed back next week. Anyone else planning to be there between the 30th and the 10th??? Would love to hang with a Jammer while I’m there.
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