uk es it fr pt nl

Guacuco Surf Stats

All swells

(any wind direction)
Guacuco.surf.statistics.mayEne.animatedEne.label.animated

Good Surf

(light / offshore wind)

The rose diagram shows the range of swells directed at Guacuco over a normal May and is based upon 3440 NWW3 model predictions since 2007 (values every 3 hours). The wave model does not forecast surf and wind right at the shore so we have chosen the most applicable grid node based on what we know about Guacuco. In this particular case the best grid node is 21 km away (13 miles). The rose diagram illustrates the distribution of swell sizes and swell direction, while the graph at the bottom shows the same thing without direction information. Five colours show increasing wave sizes. The smallest swells, less than 0.5m (1.5 feet), high are coloured blue. These happened only 15% of the time. Green and yellow show increasing swell sizes and red shows the biggest swells, greater than >3m (>10ft). In both graphs, the area of any colour is proportional to how often that size swell was forecast. The diagram indicates that the prevailing swell direction, shown by the biggest spokes, was NE, whereas the the prevailing wind blows from the E. Because the wave model grid is offshore, sometimes a strong offshore wind blows largest waves away from Guacuco and away from the coast. We combine these with the no surf category of the bar chart. To simplify things we don't show these in the rose graph. Because wind determines whether or not waves are good for surfing at Guacuco, you can load a different image that shows only the swells that were forecast to coincide with glassy or offshore wind conditions. During a typical May, swells large enough to cause clean enough to surf waves at Guacuco run for about 85% of the time.

  • Guacuco.surf.statistics.januaryEne.animated
  • Guacuco.surf.statistics.februaryEne.animated
  • Guacuco.surf.statistics.marchEne.animated
  • Guacuco.surf.statistics.aprilEne.animated
  • Guacuco.surf.statistics.mayEne.animated
  • Guacuco.surf.statistics.juneEne.animated
  • Guacuco.surf.statistics.julyEne.animated
  • Guacuco.surf.statistics.augustEne.animated
  • Guacuco.surf.statistics.septemberEne.animated
  • Guacuco.surf.statistics.octoberEne.animated
  • Guacuco.surf.statistics.novemberEne.animated
  • Guacuco.surf.statistics.decemberEne.animated

Also see Guacuco wind stats

Compare Guacuco with another surf break