Brian, Tom, Drex, Ted, Bob, Charlie, Pete
Local Sea Isle City, New Jersey Surf and Skate Shop owner, Brian Heritage, gathered up a group of friend and headed for the Caribbean. After a few phone calls and emails, the group of six decided on a Tiki Adventure.
The surf started out waist to chest with occasional larger sets. This is pretty much how it played out for the rest of the charter. It was enough to get the winter crud off and lift a few spirits. While hunting for new waves the Tiki sets off in search of new adventures and places to explore.
Frank, Brady, Kristyn, Logan and Kasey Harvey
Frank decided the rest of his family needed to experience a real Tiki Adventure. He and his daughter Kasey had such a great time last year that he decided to bring the whole family for a New Years Charter Adventure. They were not disappointed.
The surf started out waist to chest and as we cruised further on, the waves became chest high to overhead. The conditions were perfect.
John (Grinns) Perry, Jaker, Scott, Tom
This charter was five young surfers on a mission. The first stop was Apple Bay, Tortolla on a North, North East swell. After a morning session to get things rolling the Tiki pulled anchor and moved on to a better location for the swell direction. The next four days were calm anchorages at night and days full of non stop surfing. It was great to see the surfing abilities of these East Coast surfers. PS: Perry, keep charging.
Mike, Clay, Cole and Pat Sones Family Christmas Surf Vacation
The ultimate Christmas present to the Sones boys, Clay and Cole, was a surf trip to the Caribbean onboard the Tiki.
The trip started out with solid head high surf and consistently stayed in the head high to well over-head rang for the rest of the charter. The swell peaked at Cane Garden Bay offering up to double overhead reeling rights with rides up to 300 yards or more. We surfed 6 waves in four days, which 3 out of the six waves were even new to the Tiki Crew! This just shows how wave rich the Caribbean can be if you know were to go and when to go.
Robin, Edwin, Gitza, Maddy and Rand
When the Petersons decided to take their whole family on a Caribbean vacation, they went on line and discovered Tiki Adventures. Upon landing in St. Thomas and hopping onboard our Carolina skiff, they instantly knew they were in for something different.
March 2010 Surfers: Ben Bourgeois, Alex Gray, Alek Parker, Cheyne Magnusson
Wakeboarders: Collin Harrington, Parks Bonifay, JD Webb
In March of 2010 for the production of the "Fuel TV" show "Mission Caribbean" which aired May 3, 2010, four pro-surfers, three pro-wakeboarders, one Fuel TV producer, two water photographers and the crew of the Tiki XIV, Captain Stormy, Captain Drex and Bev Harrington, spent ten days cruising through the Caribbean surfing, wakeboarding and diving for the adventure of a lifetime.
While onboard the Tiki, Frank, Kasey, Mitchell and Eric caught epic surf with overhead waves the entire time. It seemed that as the week went on, the waves just got bigger and no one was disappointed. When not surfing, Stormy instructed the four surfers with the Resort Dive course. This was a new experience for most of them and one they won't soon forget. When diving in the Caribbean you see reefs, caves, wrecks and sea life you would only expect to see in an aquarium setting. The visibility is always a comfortable sixty to one hundred feet plus, with the water temperature ranging from seventy eight to eighty four degrees. A perfect setting for the ultimate Caribbean vacation.
Nina, Nick, Grandma Stacey, Ryan, Rose, Ian & Annie spent Christmas week onboard the Tiki. The surf was head high, the diving incredible and the cruising was perfect. The 82 degree temperature couldn't have made for a more perfect Caribbean vacation. The Weigners had returned for their third Tiki Adventure finding new coves to anchor, more islands to explore, new reefs to dive and epic waves to surf.
Some of their highlights are being able to catch their own lobster, fish and conch for the evening meals.
Returning to the Baths in Virgin Gorda is just as exciting the second and even the third time. You never get tired of the breathtaking view from the "Top of the Baths" or enjoying one of the Islands favorite tropical drinks at the Tiki bar. At Willey T's there's never a dull moment and the music doesn't stop until the last dancer can dance no more.
After having the Weigners onboard for three Charters in as many years they have become more like Tiki family.
Thank you all for letting us share with you another incredible "Tiki Adventure".