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A beautiful sunny day on Grace Bay Beach, Providenciales.

Wind, Waves, Swell & Tide Forecast

Temperature: Wind: Waves: Other Units:

Today

Windspeed (kph)
Wind Gusts (kph)
Wind Direction
Waves (m)
Wave Period (s)
Wave Direction
Tide
Temperature (°C)
Water Temp. (°C)
Clouds (%)
Rainfall (mm)
Mo
29
0h
26
33
E
0
0.2
10
NE
27
28
46
0
Mo
29
1h
27
34
E
0.1
0.2
10
NE
27
27
46
0
Mo
29
2h
27
36
E
0.3
0.2
10
NE
27
26
46
0
Mo
29
3h
28
37
E
0.4
0.2
10
NE
27
26
45
0
Mo
29
4h
30
42
E
0.3
0.2
8
NE
27
26
41
0
Mo
29
5h
32
47
E
0.1
0.2
7
NE
28
26
36
0.1
Mo
29
6h
34
52
E
0
0.2
6
NE
28
26
31
0.1
Mo
29
7h
31
45
E
0
0.2
7
NE
29
26
29
0.1
Mo
29
8h
28
37
E
0
0.2
8
NE
29
26
27
0
Mo
29
9h
25
29
E
0
0.2
10
NE
30
26
26
0
Mo
29
10h
27
37
E
0
0.2
10
NE
31
26
23
0
Mo
29
11h
28
44
E
0
0.2
10
NE
31
26
20
0
Mo
29
12h
30
52
E
0
0.2
10
NE
31
26
17
0
Mo
29
13h
30
45
E
0
0.2
10
NE
31
26
17
0
Mo
29
14h
30
37
E
0
0.2
10
NE
32
26
17
0
Mo
29
15h
30
30
E
0
0.2
9
NE
32
26
16
0
Mo
29
16h
30
32
E
0
0.2
9
NE
31
26
30
0
Mo
29
17h
30
33
E
0
0.2
9
NE
30
26
43
0
Mo
29
18h
29
35
E
0
0.2
9
NE
29
26
56
0
Mo
29
19h
30
36
E
0
0.2
9
NE
29
26
60
0
Mo
29
20h
30
37
E
0
0.2
9
NE
29
26
63
0
Mo
29
21h
30
38
E
0
0.2
9
NE
28
26
66
0
Mo
29
22h
31
38
E
0
0.2
8
NE
28
26
58
0.1

Tuesday

Windspeed (kph)
Wind Gusts (kph)
Wind Direction
Waves (m)
Wave Period (s)
Wave Direction
Tide
Temperature (°C)
Water Temp. (°C)
Clouds (%)
Rainfall (mm)
Tu
30
0h
33
38
E
0
0.2
5
NE
28
26
43
0.2
Tu
30
1h
35
39
E
0
0.2
5
NE
28
26
44
0.2
Tu
30
2h
36
39
E
0
0.2
5
NE
27
26
45
0.3
Tu
30
3h
37
40
E
0
0.2
5
NE
27
26
46
0.3
Tu
30
4h
37
45
E
0
0.2
5
NE
28
26
49
0.2
Tu
30
5h
38
51
E
0
0.2
5
NE
28
26
52
0.2
Tu
30
6h
38
56
E
0
0.2
5
NE
28
26
55
0.1
Tu
30
7h
37
55
E
0
0.2
7
NE
29
26
46
0.1
Tu
30
8h
37
55
E
0
0.2
8
NE
29
26
37
0
Tu
30
9h
36
54
E
0
0.2
9
NE
30
26
28
0
Tu
30
10h
35
52
E
0
0.2
10
NE
31
26
23
0
Tu
30
11h
34
50
E
0
0.2
10
NE
31
26
18
0
Tu
30
12h
33
48
E
0
0.2
10
NE
32
26
13
0
Tu
30
13h
32
42
E
0
0.2
10
NE
32
26
17
0
Tu
30
14h
31
37
E
0
0.2
10
NE
31
26
21
0
Tu
30
15h
31
32
E
0
0.2
10
NE
31
26
25
0
Tu
30
16h
30
33
E
0
0.2
10
NE
31
26
26
0
Tu
30
17h
30
35
E
0
0.2
10
NE
30
26
27
0
Tu
30
18h
30
36
E
0
0.2
10
NE
29
26
28
0
Tu
30
19h
30
42
E
0
0.2
10
NE
29
26
21
1
Tu
30
20h
31
49
E
0
0.2
10
NE
29
26
15
2.1
Tu
30
21h
31
55
E
0
0.2
10
NE
28
26
9
3.1
Tu
30
22h
32
59
E
0
0.2
10
NE
28
26
9
4.7

Wednesday

Windspeed (kph)
Wind Gusts (kph)
Wind Direction
Waves (m)
Wave Period (s)
Wave Direction
Tide
Temperature (°C)
Water Temp. (°C)
Clouds (%)
Rainfall (mm)
We
31
0h
34
67
E
0
0.2
10
NE
28
26
9
7.9
We
31
1h
35
58
E
0
0.2
10
NE
28
26
22
5.5
We
31
2h
36
48
E
0
0.2
10
NE
27
26
36
3.2
We
31
3h
37
39
E
0
0.2
10
NE
27
26
49
0.8
We
31
4h
37
44
E
0
0.2
10
NE
28
26
46
0.5
We
31
5h
38
50
E
0
0.2
10
NE
28
26
43
0.3
We
31
6h
38
56
E
0
0.2
10
NE
28
26
39
0
We
31
7h
37
49
E
0
0.2
10
NE
29
26
36
0
We
31
8h
36
42
E
0
0.2
9
NE
29
26
34
0
We
31
9h
36
37
E
0
0.2
9
NE
30
26
31
0
We
31
10h
35
42
E
0
0.2
9
NE
31
26
31
0
We
31
11h
35
49
E
0
0.2
9
NE
31
26
31
0
We
31
12h
34
56
E
0
0.2
9
NE
31
26
31
0
We
31
13h
34
49
E
0
0.2
9
NE
31
26
39
0
We
31
14h
34
42
E
0
0.2
9
NE
31
26
47
0
We
31
15h
34
35
E
0
0.2
9
NE
32
26
55
0
We
31
16h
33
36
E
0
0.2
9
NE
31
26
51
0
We
31
17h
33
36
E
0
0.2
9
NE
30
26
47
0
We
31
18h
32
37
E
0
0.2
9
NE
29
26
43
0
We
31
19h
32
37
E
0
0.2
9
NE
29
26
38
0
We
31
20h
32
38
E
0
0.2
9
NE
28
26
33
0
We
31
21h
32
39
E
0
0.2
9
NE
28
26
27
0
We
31
22h
33
39
E
0
0.2
9
NE
28
26
29
0

Thursday

Windspeed (kph)
Wind Gusts (kph)
Wind Direction
Waves (m)
Wave Period (s)
Wave Direction
Tide
Temperature (°C)
Water Temp. (°C)
Clouds (%)
Rainfall (mm)
Th
01
0h
35
40
E
0
0.2
9
NE
28
26
33
0.1
Th
01
1h
36
40
E
0
0.2
9
NE
28
26
34
0.1
Th
01
2h
37
40
E
0
0.2
9
NE
27
26
35
0.2
Th
01
3h
38
41
E
0
0.2
9
NE
27
26
36
0.2
Th
01
4h
38
43
E
0
0.2
9
NE
28
26
33
0.1
Th
01
5h
38
46
E
0
0.2
9
NE
28
26
30
0.1
Th
01
6h
38
49
E
0
0.2
9
NE
28
26
27
0
Th
01
7h
37
49
E
0
0.2
9
NE
29
26
26
0
Th
01
8h
36
50
E
0
0.2
9
NE
29
26
24
0
Th
01
9h
36
50
E
0
0.2
9
NE
31
26
23
0
Th
01
10h
35
49
E
0
0.2
9
NE
31
26
25
0
Th
01
11h
35
47
E
0
0.2
9
NE
31
26
27
0
Th
01
12h
35
46
E
0
0.2
9
NE
32
26
29
0
Th
01
13h
35
48
E
0
0.2
9
NE
32
26
23
0
Th
01
14h
35
50
E
0
0.2
9
NE
32
26
18
0
Th
01
15h
34
52
E
0
0.2
9
NE
32
26
12
0
Th
01
16h
33
46
E
0
0.2
9
NE
31
26
15
0
Th
01
17h
33
41
E
0
0.2
9
NE
30
26
17
0
Th
01
18h
32
35
E
0
0.2
8
NE
29
26
20
0
Th
01
19h
32
37
E
0
0.2
9
NE
29
26
28
0
Th
01
20h
32
39
E
0
0.2
9
NE
28
26
37
0
Th
01
21h
31
41
E
0
0.2
9
NE
28
26
45
0
Th
01
22h
32
41
E
0
0.2
9
NE
28
26
43
0

Friday

Windspeed (kph)
Wind Gusts (kph)
Wind Direction
Waves (m)
Wave Period (s)
Wave Direction
Tide
Temperature (°C)
Water Temp. (°C)
Clouds (%)
Rainfall (mm)
Fr
02
0h
33
40
E
0
0.2
9
NE
28
26
39
0.1
Fr
02
1h
35
39
E
0
0.2
10
NE
28
26
40
0.1
Fr
02
2h
36
39
E
0
0.2
10
NE
27
26
40
0
Fr
02
3h
37
39
E
0
0.2
11
NE
27
26
41
0
Fr
02
4h
38
42
E
0
0.2
11
NE
28
26
35
0
Fr
02
5h
38
46
E
0
0.2
11
NE
28
26
29
0.1
Fr
02
6h
39
49
E
0
0.2
11
NE
28
26
24
0.1
Fr
02
7h
39
51
E
0
0.2
11
NE
29
26
29
0.1
Fr
02
8h
38
54
E
0
0.2
11
NE
29
26
35
0
Fr
02
9h
38
56
E
0
0.2
10
NE
29
26
41
0
Fr
02
10h
37
55
E
0
0.2
10
NE
30
26
33
0
Fr
02
11h
36
54
E
0
0.2
10
NE
31
26
26
0
Fr
02
12h
36
54
E
0
0.2
10
NE
31
26
18
0
Fr
02
13h
35
52
E
0
0.2
10
NE
31
26
18
0
Fr
02
14h
35
50
E
0
0.2
10
NE
31
26
19
0
Fr
02
15h
34
48
E
0
0.2
10
NE
31
26
19
0
Fr
02
16h
33
45
E
0
0.2
10
NE
31
26
28
0
Fr
02
17h
33
42
E
0
0.2
10
NE
30
26
38
0
Fr
02
18h
33
39
E
0
0.2
10
NE
29
26
47
0
Fr
02
19h
33
40
E
0
0.2
10
NE
29
26
46
0
Fr
02
20h
33
40
E
0
0.2
10
NE
29
26
44
0.1
Fr
02
21h
32
40
E
0
0.2
10
NE
28
26
43
0.1
Fr
02
22h
33
41
E
0
0.3
10
NE
28
26
42
0.1

Saturday

Windspeed (kph)
Wind Gusts (kph)
Wind Direction
Waves (m)
Wave Period (s)
Wave Direction
Tide
Temperature (°C)
Water Temp. (°C)
Clouds (%)
Rainfall (mm)
Sa
03
0h
35
42
E
0
0.5
10
NE
27
26
38
0.1
Sa
03
1h
36
41
E
0
0.4
10
NE
27
26
38
0.1
Sa
03
2h
38
41
E
0
0.3
10
NE
27
26
37
0.1
Sa
03
3h
39
40
E
0
0.2
10
NE
27
26
37
0.1
Sa
03
4h
39
47
E
0
0.2
10
NE
28
26
38
0.1
Sa
03
5h
39
54
E
0
0.2
10
NE
28
26
39
0.1
Sa
03
6h
39
60
E
0
0.2
10
NE
28
26
40
0.1
Sa
03
7h
38
56
E
0
0.2
10
NE
29
26
46
0.1
Sa
03
8h
37
52
E
0
0.2
10
NE
29
26
52
0
Sa
03
9h
37
48
E
0
0.2
10
NE
30
26
58
0
Sa
03
10h
36
50
E
0
0.2
10
NE
30
26
55
0
Sa
03
11h
36
52
E
0
0.3
10
NE
30
26
53
0
Sa
03
12h
36
54
E
0
0.3
10
NE
31
26
50
0
Sa
03
13h
36
53
SE
0
0.3
10
NE
31
26
48
0
Sa
03
14h
35
51
SE
0
0.3
10
NE
31
26
46
0
Sa
03
15h
35
49
SE
0
0.3
10
NE
31
26
44
0
Sa
03
16h
34
44
SE
0
0.3
10
NE
30
26
56
0
Sa
03
17h
33
39
SE
0
0.2
10
NE
29
26
67
0
Sa
03
18h
32
34
SE
0
0.2
10
NE
28
26
78
0
Sa
03
19h
32
35
SE
0
0.2
10
NE
28
26
75
0
Sa
03
20h
32
36
E
0
0.2
10
NE
28
26
72
0
Sa
03
21h
31
36
E
0
0.2
10
NE
28
26
69
0
Sa
03
22h
32
36
E
0
0.2
10
NE
28
26
65
0

Sunday

Windspeed (kph)
Wind Gusts (kph)
Wind Direction
Waves (m)
Wave Period (s)
Wave Direction
Tide
Temperature (°C)
Water Temp. (°C)
Clouds (%)
Rainfall (mm)
Su
04
0h
32
35
E
0
0.2
10
NE
28
26
56
0.1
Su
04
1h
33
36
E
0
0.2
10
NE
28
26
55
0.1
Su
04
2h
33
37
SE
0
0.2
10
NE
27
26
54
0.1
Su
04
3h
34
39
SE
0
0.2
10
NE
27
26
54
0.1
Su
04
4h
34
42
SE
0
0.2
10
NE
28
26
56
0.1
Su
04
5h
34
46
SE
0
0.2
10
NE
28
26
59
0
Su
04
6h
35
49
SE
0
0.2
9
NE
29
26
61
0
Su
04
7h
34
47
SE
0
0.2
9
E
29
26
53
0
Su
04
8h
33
45
SE
0
0.2
9
SE
29
26
44
0
Su
04
9h
32
43
SE
0
0.2
9
SE
30
26
35
0
Su
04
10h
32
46
SE
0
0.2
9
SE
30
26
35
0
Su
04
11h
32
50
SE
0
0.3
9
SE
31
26
34
0
Su
04
12h
31
53
SE
0
0.3
9
SE
31
26
34
0
Su
04
13h
31
51
SE
0
0.3
9
SE
31
26
28
0
Su
04
14h
31
50
SE
0
0.3
9
SE
31
26
22
0
Su
04
15h
31
49
SE
0
0.3
9
SE
31
26
17
0
Su
04
16h
30
48
SE
0
0.3
9
SE
31
26
15
0
Su
04
17h
28
46
SE
0
0.2
9
SE
29
26
13
0
Su
04
18h
27
45
SE
0
0.2
9
SE
29
26
12
0
Su
04
19h
26
38
SE
0
0.2
9
SE
28
26
12
0
Su
04
20h
25
32
SE
0
0.2
9
SE
28
26
12
0
Su
04
21h
24
25
SE
0
0.2
9
SE
28
26
13
0
Su
04
22h
24
26
SE
0
0.2
9
SE
28
26
19
0

The Wind and Breeze

The break at Northwest Point, Providenciales.

Throughout the year, the Turks and Caicos typically generally experiences an east southeast trade wind, with wind speeds in the 12-18 mph (19-29kph) range.

Passing storms and squalls do shift wind directions at times, and discounting tropical cyclones, such storm are typically seen during the winter months.

The Tide Forecast

As the Turks and Caicos is located in the tropical Atlantic, the high and low tide changes, or tidal range, does not tend to be drastic, with a typical difference of about 2-2.6 feet (.6-.8m). Abnormal tides, such as spring tides, may cause unusual lows and highs, yet these are never really exteme.

Neap tides, experienced when the sun and moon are at right angles to each other (from the perspective of 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 for snorkelling and diving.

Keep in mind that many tide forecast websites base their island-specific Turks and Caicos tide table off of the 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 slightly delay tide changes at many adjacent coastal areas as water moves in and out of the banks.

Perfect kiteboarding conditions at Long Bay Beach, Providenciales.

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

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 account for the lack of a 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 shelfs (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 surfing on the Caicos barrier reef.

Amazing flatwater 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 location 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, 20-30mph (32-48kph) with an east southeast direction is ideal kiting wind. For South Caicos, Grand Turk and Salt Cay, 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.

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 off shore sites.