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Turks and Caicos Wind, Wave, Swell, & Tide Forecast

Temperature: Wind: Waves: Other Units:
Windspeed (kph)
Wind Gusts (kph)
Wind Direction
Waves (m)
Wave Period (s)
Wave Direction
Tide
Temperature (°C)
Water Temp. (°C)
Clouds (%)
Rainfall (mm)
Today • 24 May
0h
8
10
N
0.3
7
E
26
26
19
0
1h
5
7
NW
0.4
7
E
26
26
23
0
2h
3
4
W
0.1
7
E
26
26
19
0
3h
6
8
W
0.1
7
E
26
26
21
0
4h
7
9
W
0.1
8
E
26
26
36
0
5h
9
13
W
0.2
7
E
26
26
79
0
6h
6
8
W
0.3
7
E
26
26
35
0
7h
8
11
NW
0.2
7
E
26
26
25
0
8h
7
9
NW
0.3
7
E
26
26
76
0.1
9h
8
10
NW
0.3
7
E
26
26
26
0
10h
7
9
NW
0.2
7
E
26
26
27
0
11h
5
9
NW
0.3
7
E
25
26
20
0
12h
5
11
W
0.3
7
E
22
26
13
0
13h
6
9
W
0.1
7
E
26
26
20
0
14h
10
21
NW
0.3
7
E
24
26
12
0
15h
8
12
NW
0.3
7
E
26
26
16
0
16h
10
14
NW
0.3
7
E
27
26
39
0
17h
12
16
NW
0.3
7
NE
27
26
39
0
18h
11
15
N
0.3
7
NE
27
26
39
0
19h
12
16
N
0.3
7
E
27
26
37
0
20h
11
15
N
0.4
7
NE
27
26
43
0
21h
10
14
N
0.4
7
NE
27
26
50
0
22h
9
12
NE
0.1
7
E
27
26
54
0
23h
8
11
NE
0.4
7
NE
26
26
45
0
Windspeed (kph)
Wind Gusts (kph)
Wind Direction
Waves (m)
Wave Period (s)
Wave Direction
Tide
Temperature (°C)
Water Temp. (°C)
Clouds (%)
Rainfall (mm)
Saturday • 25 May
0h
5
7
NE
0.3
7
NE
26
26
43
0
1h
3
4
NE
0.1
8
E
26
26
36
0
2h
3
4
N
0.3
8
NE
26
26
28
0
3h
2
3
N
0.3
8
NE
26
26
16
0
4h
3
3
NW
0.2
8
E
26
26
16
0
5h
4
6
N
0.3
8
NE
26
26
12
0
6h
3
5
N
0.3
8
NE
26
26
16
0
7h
4
6
NE
0.1
8
E
26
26
14
0
8h
5
7
NE
0.3
8
NE
26
26
10
0
9h
4
6
E
0.3
8
NE
26
26
9
0
10h
3
3
NE
0.1
8
E
26
26
10
0
11h
4
7
N
0.3
8
NE
26
26
16
0
12h
6
12
N
0.1
8
NE
23
26
8
0
13h
4
8
N
0.3
8
E
23
26
9
0
14h
5
11
N
0.2
8
NE
24
26
9
0
15h
6
13
NE
0.2
8
NE
24
26
9
0
16h
9
17
NE
0.4
8
E
26
26
8
0
17h
11
19
NE
0.3
8
NE
26
26
12
0
18h
12
18
NE
0.3
8
E
27
26
16
0
19h
14
20
NE
0.4
8
E
27
26
24
0
20h
15
20
NE
0.4
8
E
27
26
34
0
21h
15
22
E
0.4
8
E
27
26
39
0
22h
15
21
E
0.4
8
E
27
26
44
0
23h
13
18
E
0.3
8
E
27
26
49
0
Windspeed (kph)
Wind Gusts (kph)
Wind Direction
Waves (m)
Wave Period (s)
Wave Direction
Tide
Temperature (°C)
Water Temp. (°C)
Clouds (%)
Rainfall (mm)
Sunday • 26 May
0h
10
14
E
0.3
8
E
27
26
44
0
1h
10
13
E
0.4
8
E
27
26
59
0
2h
8
10
E
0.2
8
E
26
26
50
0
3h
8
11
NE
0.2
8
E
26
26
46
0
4h
9
12
NE
0.3
8
E
26
26
22
0
5h
9
13
NE
0.2
8
E
26
26
8
0
6h
10
14
E
0.3
8
E
26
26
21
0
7h
12
17
E
0.3
8
E
26
26
50
0
8h
14
19
E
0.4
8
E
26
26
64
0
9h
13
18
E
0.3
8
E
27
26
68
0
10h
11
15
E
0.3
8
E
27
26
27
0
11h
10
16
E
0.3
8
E
26
26
19
0
12h
9
14
E
0.2
8
E
26
26
48
0
13h
8
12
E
0.3
8
E
27
26
49
0
14h
8
12
NE
0.2
8
E
27
26
58
0
15h
10
14
NE
0.2
8
E
27
26
73
0
16h
13
18
NE
0.3
8
E
27
26
65
0
17h
14
19
NE
0.4
8
E
27
26
67
0
18h
16
22
NE
0.4
8
E
27
26
68
0
19h
17
23
E
0.5
8
E
27
26
61
0
20h
17
24
E
0.7
7
E
27
26
26
0
21h
18
25
E
0.6
7
E
27
26
7
0
22h
17
24
E
0.6
8
E
27
26
11
0
23h
17
24
E
0.6
6
E
27
26
22
0
Windspeed (kph)
Wind Gusts (kph)
Wind Direction
Waves (m)
Wave Period (s)
Wave Direction
Tide
Temperature (°C)
Water Temp. (°C)
Clouds (%)
Rainfall (mm)
Monday • 27 May
0h
16
22
E
0.6
6
E
27
26
36
0
1h
15
21
E
0.7
8
E
27
26
24
0
2h
17
23
E
0.6
6
E
27
26
71
0
3h
16
22
E
0.6
7
E
27
26
63
0
4h
15
21
E
0.7
8
E
27
26
60
0
5h
16
22
E
0.6
7
E
27
26
67
0
6h
16
22
E
0.6
6
E
27
26
56
0
7h
15
21
E
0.7
8
E
27
26
46
0
8h
15
21
E
0.6
6
E
27
26
77
0
9h
15
21
E
0.6
6
E
27
26
81
0
10h
14
19
E
0.6
8
E
27
26
81
0.2
11h
13
21
E
0.5
6
E
26
26
22
0
12h
13
19
E
0.5
6
E
27
26
26
0
13h
12
17
E
0.5
8
E
27
26
44
0
14h
12
18
E
0.5
6
E
27
26
79
0.2
15h
11
17
E
0.5
6
E
27
26
82
1.5
16h
11
17
E
0.4
8
E
27
26
71
1.4
17h
12
17
E
0.5
6
E
27
26
17
0
18h
15
22
E
0.5
6
E
27
26
80
1.3
19h
16
25
NE
0.6
8
E
27
26
15
0
20h
19
27
E
0.5
8
E
27
26
70
0.1
21h
20
29
E
0.6
8
E
27
26
71
1.2
22h
21
30
E
0.8
12
E
27
26
19
0
23h
21
30
E
0.6
8
E
27
26
19
0
Windspeed (kph)
Wind Gusts (kph)
Wind Direction
Waves (m)
Wave Period (s)
Wave Direction
Tide
Temperature (°C)
Water Temp. (°C)
Clouds (%)
Rainfall (mm)
Tuesday • 28 May
0h
21
28
E
0.6
8
E
27
26
18
0
1h
22
30
E
0.8
6
E
27
26
80
1.4
2h
21
29
E
0.6
8
E
27
26
24
0
3h
21
30
E
0.6
8
E
27
26
21
0
4h
23
32
E
0.6
8
E
27
26
18
0
5h
24
33
SE
0.7
8
E
27
26
89
0.3
6h
27
38
SE
0.9
8
E
28
26
17
0
7h
30
42
SE
0.7
9
E
28
26
18
0
8h
30
41
SE
0.9
8
SE
27
26
22
0
9h
26
36
SE
0.8
8
SE
27
26
22
0
10h
25
35
SE
0.7
9
E
27
26
24
0
11h
24
38
SE
0.7
8
E
27
26
34
0
12h
23
35
SE
0.7
8
E
27
26
72
0
13h
22
33
SE
0.8
9
E
27
26
46
0
14h
22
32
SE
0.7
8
E
27
26
53
0
15h
23
33
SE
0.7
8
NE
27
26
59
0
16h
22
31
E
0.8
9
E
27
26
64
0
17h
23
32
E
0.7
8
NE
27
26
56
0
18h
24
35
E
0.8
12
NE
27
26
35
0
19h
26
37
E
0.8
9
E
27
26
64
0
20h
28
39
E
0.9
10
E
27
28
65
0
21h
30
41
E
0.9
10
E
27
28
66
0
22h
31
44
E
1
11
SE
27
26
67
0
23h
32
44
E
1
11
SE
27
28
72
0
Windspeed (kph)
Wind Gusts (kph)
Wind Direction
Waves (m)
Wave Period (s)
Wave Direction
Tide
Temperature (°C)
Water Temp. (°C)
Clouds (%)
Rainfall (mm)
Wednesday • 29 May
0h
32
44
E
1
11
SE
27
28
78
0
1h
32
44
E
1
11
SE
27
26
83
0
2h
32
43
E
1
11
SE
27
28
86
0
3h
31
41
E
1
11
SE
27
28
89
0
4h
30
40
E
1.1
11
SE
27
26
91
0
5h
29
39
SE
1.1
11
SE
27
28
92
0
6h
28
39
SE
1.1
11
SE
27
28
92
0
7h
27
38
SE
1
11
SE
27
26
92
0.1
8h
26
36
SE
1
11
E
27
28
89
0
9h
24
33
SE
1
11
E
27
28
87
0
10h
23
31
SE
0.9
11
E
27
26
84
0
11h
22
31
SE
0.9
11
E
27
28
67
0
12h
21
31
SE
0.9
11
E
27
28
50
0.1
13h
20
30
SE
0.9
11
E
26
26
73
0.1
14h
19
30
SE
0.9
11
E
26
28
36
0.1
15h
18
29
SE
0.8
11
E
26
28
39
0
16h
17
28
SE
0.8
11
E
26
26
41
0
17h
18
29
SE
0.8
11
E
27
28
46
0
18h
19
30
SE
0.8
11
E
27
28
51
0
19h
19
31
SE
0.7
11
E
27
26
55
0
20h
21
31
SE
0.8
11
E
27
28
59
0
21h
22
32
SE
0.8
11
E
27
28
62
0
22h
23
32
SE
0.8
11
E
27
26
65
0
23h
22
31
SE
0.8
11
E
27
28
77
0
Windspeed (kph)
Wind Gusts (kph)
Wind Direction
Waves (m)
Wave Period (s)
Wave Direction
Tide
Temperature (°C)
Water Temp. (°C)
Clouds (%)
Rainfall (mm)
Thursday • 30 May
0h
22
30
SE
0.8
11
E
27
28
89
0
1h
21
28
SE
0.8
11
E
27
26
100
0
2h
21
28
SE
0.7
11
E
27
28
97
0
3h
21
28
SE
0.7
11
E
27
28
93
0
4h
21
28
SE
0.7
11
E
27
26
90
0
5h
20
27
SE
0.7
11
E
27
28
90
0
6h
19
26
SE
0.7
10
E
27
28
90
0
7h
19
25
SE
0.8
10
E
27
26
90
0
8h
18
24
SE
0.8
10
E
27
28
88
0
9h
17
23
SE
0.8
10
E
27
28
86
0
10h
16
22
SE
0.8
10
E
27
26
85
0
11h
16
23
SE
0.7
10
E
27
28
87
0
12h
17
23
E
0.7
10
E
27
28
89
0
13h
17
24
E
0.7
10
E
27
26
91
0
14h
17
24
E
0.7
10
E
27
28
90
0
15h
16
23
E
0.7
10
E
27
28
88
0
16h
16
23
E
0.7
10
E
27
26
87
0
17h
16
23
E
0.7
10
E
27
28
82
0
18h
17
23
E
0.7
10
E
27
28
78
0
19h
17
23
E
0.8
10
E
27
26
73
0
20h
17
26
E
0.8
10
E
27
28
65
0.3
21h
18
29
E
0.8
10
E
27
28
57
0.5
22h
18
32
E
0.8
10
E
26
26
84
0.8
23h
17
30
E
0.7
10
E
27
28
40
0.5

The Wind and Breeze

Rolling waves at the Northwest Point National Park on Providenciales
The break at Northwest Point, Providenciales.

Throughout the year , the Turks and Caicos typically experiences an east-southeast trade wind, with wind speeds in the 12-20 mph (19-32 km/h, or 10-17 knots) range.

Passing storms and squalls do shift wind directions at times, and excluding the rare tropical cyclone, such storms are typically seen during the winter months.

The Tide Forecast

As the Turks and Caicos is located in the tropical Atlantic, the high to low tide change difference, or tidal range, does not tend to be drastic, with a typical tide height change of about 1.9-3 feet (.6-1m). Abnormal tides, such as spring tides, may cause unusual lows and highs, yet these are never extreme.

Neap tides, experienced when the sun and moon are at right angles to each other (from the perspective of the Earth) and their gravitational pulls cancel each out a bit, tend to create the least tidal range and conditions that allow for the best underwater visibility, which is perfect for snorkeling and diving.

Keep in mind that many tide forecast websites base their island-specific Turks and Caicos tide table on harmonic predictions at Sandy Point on the island of North Caicos, and simply apply a slight modifier calculation to create a forecast level for each of our islands. This does not take into account the extensive and shallow Caicos Banks off the south of the Caicos Islands, which tends to delay tide changes at many adjacent coastal areas as water moves in and out of the banks.

The coastal areas on the Caicos Banks can be quite shallow in places, and many popular routes may not offer much extra draft for the common watercraft, especially at lower tide levels. We advise using accurate marine navigation charts.

Waves and Breaks

High kiteboarding jump at Long Bay Beach on Providenciales
Perfect kiteboarding conditions at Long Bay Beach, Providenciales.

The Turks and Caicos generally doesn’t experience the huge waves that some other tropical destinations such as Hawaii, Barbados, and Puerto Rico see at times.

The ocean topography of the plateaus supporting our islands largely accounts for the lack of significant waves. Regions that do experience large breaks usually have complex submarine terrains that essentially funnel the open ocean swell to specific areas, where a gradually sloping ocean floor allows the waves to stack into a tremendous break.

The Turks and Caicos Islands however sit on two distinct shelves (the Turks Islands group and the Caicos Islands group) that have a rather abrupt transition from the surrounding 10,000-foot (3,000-meter) Atlantic Ocean floor to the very shallow water on top of the plateaus. Although supporting unparalleled wall diving, our ocean topography doesn’t lend itself well to large wave formation.

The best place in the country to watch the full glory of large breaking waves is either Northwest Point National Park on Providenciales or Mudjin Harbour and the Crossing Place Trail on Middle Caicos. Keep in mind that wave conditions are flat more often than not. These locations are great spots for watching the sunrise and sunset, which are typically just as impressive as the swell.

Water Sports

Stand-up paddle board surfing at West Reef in the Turks and Caicos
Stand-up paddle surfing on the Caicos barrier reef.

Amazing flat water kiteboarding and windsurfing can be had at many locations throughout the Turks and Caicos. Due to the trade wind directions, the best kite spots are typically south-eastern facing beaches on the south sides of our islands. The best such example is the popular Long Bay Beach on Providenciales, which is one of the top kiting locations in the region.

On the occasional days that see a northerly breeze, our spectacular north coasts and beaches become a bit more viable for kiting.

For the kiteboarding hotspot of Long Bay Beach on Providenciales, 20-30 mph (32-48 km/h) with an east-southeast direction is ideal kiting wind. For South Caicos, Grand Turk and Salt Cay, kiting wind speed may be a little less due to the lack of wind obstructions. See Turks and Caicos Kiteboarding for more information on this sport and the best kite spots.

Great flat water spots for wakeboarding or tubing can typically be found between our channels and cays regardless of wind or wave conditions.

The Turks and Caicos lacks the reputation as a surfing destination simply due to the unpredictability and inconsistencies in our breaks. At times we do see wonderful surfing waves, but the quality of the waves hinges highly on the swell direction. The conditions on the barrier reef off of the Caicos Islands may easily become messy.

Although a little more difficult to access from the surfer’s perspective, Grand Turk does see a better break at some offshore sites.