We've just launched a new forecast view.
Hit the Forecast tab beneath the spot's title, and then use the toggle highlighted in the other red box below.
Why use this new forecast view?
- Great for regions without a human forecaster.
- Quickly scroll down columns to see how wind, sorted swell height & period, weather, and pressure develop over time.
- See Forecast Probability (LINK TO NEW FAQ).
- A more simple view in the forecast can be interrogated horizontally or vertically.
What am I looking at?
(List items describing columns from left to right)
Timestamp & rating. The far left of any forecast row shows the time & rating color. Not familiar with this scheme? Check out this article: Surf Conditions Ratings & Colors
Surf height. Our estimated range of breaking waves you'll see at the beach. This is calculated from the Primary and Secondary swells' size, period & direction of impact.
Primary swell. Swells (see Swell vs Surf to understand the difference) are individually sorted in the next section of any row. Primary swell is the individually sorted swell we believe will be responsible for the surf you'll be riding.
Secondary swell. Following on from .3, from left to right, swells listed decrease in their impact on calculated surf height for that specific spot. Seeing a swell greyed out? This is due to it having a period less 4 seconds, which likely won't produce ridable surf.
Wind. The bigger black number is windspeed, and the smaller number is gusting wind speed. When the gusting wind speed number is red, we are trying to highlight that the gusting speed is significantly higher which will likely have a negative impact on surf quality.
Weather. A simple icon to show conditions and air temp readout.
Pressure. Atmospheric pressure is one of the oldest ways to figure our whether the weather will be changing.
Probability. A % value tells you whether other forecast models are pointing towards the forecast we are issuing. THIS IS NOT a probability of the forecast we are giving actually happening. If forecast models align on a similar outcome, you'll see a higher percentage. If there are varied outcomes, we'll be less confident in our call. Even if all models are aligned (100%), there is a chance reality won't play out as we predicted.
Demo of table view: clicking on a day to open more info
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