How to read a surf forecast

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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
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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.

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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?

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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.

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Last update: 12 Oct 2023.