Surf Report and Surf Forecast
"What is the Barbados surf like right now?"
you are considering a Barbados surfing vacation then a Barbados surf
report is the best way to find out if the waves are good.
Every traveling surfer wants to score
great waves during their Barbados surf trip!
get an accurate idea of how big the waves are going to be over the next
week I recommend using a number of online Barbados surf reports and
TIP: Optimally you
are looking for a strong swell with long wave periods approaching the
island with low onshore winds.
Surfline LOLA Barbados Surf Reports
Firstly there is the surf forecast at Surfline
, which I find to be the most informative.
surf forecast provides you with up-to-date surf heights, offshore swell
directions, swell sizes and swell periods affecting the island.
You can also view the current surf
report for individual Barbados surf breaks including Duppies
Bowl , Parlour
Windguru 7-day Barbados Surf Forecast
Once I have finished taking a look at the swells at Surfline I like to
move on to the WindGuru
Barbados surf forecast.
allows me to determine the strength of the wind and the direction it is
blowing from. If the wind is blowing on shore and strong then the surf
can be blown out. On the other hand if the wind is offshore you can
expect good surf.
This is especially important when
looking at surf spots on the island’s east coast such as Soup Bowl and
Parlour, where strong onshore winds from the East and North East can
blow out these spots.
Wetsand Barbados Surf Report
that you have an idea of the swell direction, swell size, wave
height, wind speed and wind direction… I like to get an overall outlook
of the swell activity affecting the entire Eastern Caribbean region.
I like the surf report at Wetsand
for this as it will give you both a graphical and textual report of the
swells affecting the Caribbean.
graphical report, under the SwellWatch tab, allows you to step through
the upcoming week, day by day, watching the change in swell height as
the swell approaches the island.
Swell height is
colour coded with blue and green being low-medium size surf of 1 – 7
feet and orange to purple being in the big to huge size of 10 – 30 foot
If Barbados is engulfed in orange or
higher I would start packing my board if I were you :).
textual report, under the Report tab, gives you a precise 7 day outlook
on swell direction, surf height and wave period report based on technical
WaveWatchIII Data from The National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration (NOAA) Ocean Modeling Branch.
However be aware of the fact that this
report is for the Eastern Caribbean and not just Barbados.
Magic Seaweed Barbados Surf Forecasts
and Surf Reports
if you thought this wasn’t enough you can also check out Magic
Seaweed for surf reports of the following 4 surf spots in Barbados: Duppies
Lane , Soup
Bowl and South
MagicSeaweed’s reports provide you with a wide range of surf swell data
for these surf spots, and has a nice 1 – 5 star rating system of the
current surf conditions.
Links to Additional Barbados Surf
Reports and Forecast
So I personally find the above surf
reports for Barbados to be the
best and most informative but there are also some other great online
surf reports and surf maps out there.
Here are a couple more that you may
- An Eastern Caribbean surf forecast provided by surf forecaster John
Andres from the WaveWatch Team.
– A zoomed-in animated wave model of Barbados surf height.
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