How to read a surf forecast
Reading a surf forecast - The essentials
Quick tour explaining how gonna.surf presents the forecast information.
Visual, two-minutes read.Discover the surf forecast's main elements
Reading the forecast 1 - The swell
To surf, we need some waves. How are waves created, and which ones are good for surfing? Let's check all about it in this deep dive article.Read the article
Reading the forecast 2 - How wind affects the surf
One crucial factor affecting the surf is wind. What are onshore and offshore wind? Which one do we need, and when is the wind too strong for surfing?Read the article
Reading the forecast 3 - Tides and the see floor
Other important parameters changing how the waves break are the tide, and the depth of the sea floor in the surf spot. Let's get to understand how these work.Read the article
Last update: 12 Oct 2023.