Spot forecast page


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The top of a Surf Report & Live Cam page.


To the right of the spot's title is a drop-down menu to see nearby spots, and a button to add the spot to your list of saved favorites.


Report & Forecast, Analysis and Charts.

Report & Forecast is the page with the 16-day forecast. Scroll below the cams.

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Charts will take you to our global wave height/period, wind, pressure and temperature map platform.

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Analysis is a page dedicated to detailed written regionwide insight from our team of expert meteorologists. Subject to regional availability.

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Cams & Current Conditions

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If a spot has multiple cams, be sure to use the single/multi toggle to display one or all cam players available. If you choose one cam player, toggle through angles using the Cam Angles button. If you have all cam angles playing, a carousel of nearby spots will show.

The Current Conditions boxes summarise the forecast data for right now, to save you scrolling down the page.

  • Surf height
  • Surf rating
  • Underlying swell
  • Live/modelled wind
  • Stage of the tide
  • Air/sea temperature.

16-Day Forecast

At the top of the Forecast section, there is a toggle to switch layout (red) and a button to view historic forecasts (blue). Learn more here:

The full 16-day forecast is scannable at the top of the section, showing surf height, wind and surf rating for each day. You can determine the 4 (or 5) days that are displayed below by clicking on the days of interest with your mouse. Or use the < or > buttons (top right) to move through it a day at a time.

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  • Tide readings for the next 10 years are now available by clicking the link beneath the continuous tide chart
  • Model run info is just above the weather.
  • The deeper you want to dig into swell data, the further down the page you need to scroll. Learn more about the Labs charts here:
  • Surf rating colors bring the page to life, helping you distinguish the good from the bad. Surf Ratings & Colors.

Advanced graphs are collapsible. If the data isn't of interest, just hide it.

To the left of each graph is a ^ button you can use to clean up your spot forecast page (highlighted in the swell graph screenshot below).

Swell graph. Unsure of the difference between swell and surf? Click here.

Open the graph to see individually sorted swells that are being used to calculate surf height at the spot.

Hover your mouse over an individual line to see swell height, period and direction for that point in time.

Arrow size on these lines represents the swell period. Longer period swell = bigger arrow size. The direction the arrow points is the swell's direction of travel. The height on this graph represents swell height. New: you can toggle the Y-axis to show swell height or swell energy.

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Ideal Conditions and Surf Guide

*subject to availability

Below the forecast information, we've noted the basic tide/swell/surf/wind you're looking for to score.

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The Surf Guide helps you figure out the spot's unique dynamics, and whether it is a suitable choice for your preferences and level.

Where is the Regional Forecast?

There are no more Regional Forecast pages on Surfline!

Where is the spot map?

Location links that will take you to a map of surf spots have been moved to the bottom of the Live tab. Where are the maps on Surfline? (website)


6. Where are the buoy pages?

Nearby Buoys will show a summary report below the weather and above Ideal Conditions on the Live tab. Click a Vew Buoy Data in the summary box to see a full buoy report. There is a small "View Map" button that will take you to a map in which buoys have been plotted by location.


Buoy summaries at the 


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