Webcam Sosua Bay?

anng3

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Is there a webcam at Sosua bay or a way to check the water if it's rough or calm before going?
 

Timotero

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Not that I know of,.....but the surf seemed pretty rough (for playa Sousa) mid-morning today.
 

sanpedrogringo

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The only ones I have seen are pretty crappy ones for Cabarete and Bayahibe. Crappy in the sense that even though they are there, they are pretty lame in what they are showing.
 

anng3

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Those were all the ones I found.  Oh well, maybe sometime there will be one.
 

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In my experience, the only time Playa Sosua is rough (and it can of course get very rough) is when the wind is on-shore (that is from the North, usually with a bit of West in it) and greater than 6 knots. It also needs to have been persistent, blowing for a few hours (usually that means overnight).

Checking the waves at Cabarete shouldn't tell you a lot (unless they're really ferocious) because of the offshore reef. That of course is one of the features that makes Cabarete an ideal wind-sport site.

If waves are breaking over the seawall on the Malecon or on the cliff at Casa Marina, I'd say it's a no-swim and no-dive day in Sosua or anywhere on the North Coast.

That's the observation of a sailor (ex-sailor now).

wbr