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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 • 28 May
0h
27
37
E
0.8
12
E
28
26
73
0.7
1h
29
41
E
0.9
6
E
27
26
83
0.6
2h
28
39
E
0.8
12
E
28
26
43
0
3h
27
38
E
0.8
12
E
28
26
63
0
4h
28
39
E
0.9
6
E
28
26
61
0
5h
27
37
E
0.8
12
E
28
26
43
0
6h
25
35
E
0.9
8
E
28
26
39
0
7h
25
34
E
0.8
6
E
28
26
33
0
8h
25
35
E
0.9
8
E
28
26
75
0
9h
22
30
E
0.8
8
E
28
26
72
0
10h
22
31
E
0.7
6
E
28
26
81
0
11h
23
37
E
0.8
8
E
27
26
74
0.5
12h
22
35
E
0.7
8
E
27
26
87
1.4
13h
23
36
E
0.9
9
E
27
26
25
0
14h
23
36
E
0.9
8
E
27
26
78
0.2
15h
24
38
E
0.8
8
E
27
26
72
2
16h
23
37
E
1
5
E
27
26
77
0.2
17h
21
34
E
0.8
8
E
28
26
79
0.6
18h
22
37
E
0.8
8
E
27
26
83
0.5
19h
23
40
E
0.8
8
E
28
26
34
0
20h
28
40
E
0.8
11
E
28
26
47
0
21h
29
42
E
0.9
11
E
28
26
38
0
22h
30
43
E
1
5
E
28
26
36
0
23h
31
46
E
0.9
11
E
28
26
34
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
34
48
E
1.1
11
E
28
26
38
0
1h
32
44
E
0.9
11
E
28
26
71
0.4
2h
30
41
E
0.9
11
E
28
26
77
0.7
3h
32
43
SE
1
11
E
28
26
29
0
4h
33
45
SE
0.9
8
E
28
26
26
0
5h
31
42
SE
1
11
E
28
26
85
0.1
6h
30
41
SE
0.9
11
E
28
26
41
0
7h
31
43
SE
0.9
11
E
28
26
39
0
8h
30
42
SE
0.9
11
E
28
26
75
0
9h
32
43
SE
1
11
E
28
26
68
0
10h
33
46
SE
1
11
E
28
26
50
0
11h
33
50
SE
1.1
11
E
27
26
48
0
12h
29
43
SE
0.9
11
E
27
26
67
0.9
13h
28
42
SE
0.9
11
E
27
26
65
0
14h
28
42
SE
0.9
11
E
27
26
49
0
15h
27
40
E
0.8
11
E
27
26
71
0.8
16h
28
40
E
1
11
E
27
26
50
0.9
17h
28
42
E
0.9
10
E
27
26
78
2.1
18h
30
34
E
0.9
10
E
27
26
80
0.9
19h
30
31
E
1.1
11
E
28
26
51
0.2
20h
31
44
E
1
10
E
28
26
54
0.4
21h
32
46
E
1
10
E
27
26
75
0.2
22h
32
46
E
1
11
E
27
26
57
0.2
23h
32
47
E
1
10
E
27
26
57
0.1
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
33
48
SE
1
10
E
28
26
55
0
1h
31
45
SE
1.2
11
E
28
26
53
0
2h
31
43
SE
1
10
E
28
26
84
0.8
3h
33
45
SE
1.1
10
E
27
26
46
0
4h
31
42
SE
1.1
11
E
28
26
45
0
5h
30
40
SE
0.9
10
E
28
26
55
0
6h
27
36
SE
0.8
10
E
28
26
73
0.4
7h
25
35
SE
0.6
10
E
28
26
71
0.5
8h
24
33
SE
0.7
10
E
28
26
30
0
9h
24
34
SE
0.7
10
E
28
26
40
0
10h
25
35
SE
0.6
10
E
28
26
71
0
11h
25
39
SE
0.7
10
E
27
26
71
0
12h
25
38
SE
0.7
10
E
27
26
37
0
13h
25
38
E
0.9
8
E
27
26
31
0
14h
23
34
E
0.7
10
E
28
26
41
0
15h
23
34
E
0.7
10
E
28
26
43
0
16h
24
35
E
0.8
8
E
28
26
39
0
17h
25
36
E
0.8
10
E
28
26
71
0.9
18h
25
36
E
0.7
10
E
27
26
79
1.3
19h
24
37
E
0.8
10
E
27
26
72
0.9
20h
25
37
E
0.7
10
E
28
26
83
0.4
21h
25
37
E
0.8
10
E
28
26
72
0.2
22h
24
35
E
0.8
10
E
28
26
78
0.7
23h
23
34
SE
0.7
10
E
28
26
86
0.4
Windspeed (kph)
Wind Gusts (kph)
Wind Direction
Waves (m)
Wave Period (s)
Wave Direction
Tide
Temperature (°C)
Water Temp. (°C)
Clouds (%)
Rainfall (mm)
Friday • 31 May
0h
24
35
SE
0.7
10
E
28
26
46
0
1h
23
35
SE
0.8
10
E
28
26
56
0.5
2h
26
36
SE
0.8
10
E
27
26
65
0.7
3h
27
37
SE
1.4
6
E
27
26
64
1.5
4h
23
35
SE
0.7
9
E
27
26
56
0.3
5h
22
34
SE
0.7
10
E
27
26
88
0.2
6h
21
32
SE
0.6
10
E
27
26
50
0
7h
16
24
SE
0.7
9
E
28
26
45
0
8h
14
20
SE
1.1
6
E
28
26
48
0
9h
16
22
SE
1.1
6
E
28
26
82
0.2
10h
15
22
SE
0.6
9
E
28
26
78
0.1
11h
13
21
SE
1
6
E
27
26
88
0
12h
15
22
SE
0.8
6
E
28
26
47
0
13h
13
20
SE
0.7
8
E
28
26
71
0.4
14h
14
20
SE
0.7
7
E
28
26
81
0.1
15h
12
19
SE
0.6
6
E
27
26
71
0.7
16h
13
19
E
0.6
7
E
27
26
85
1.4
17h
13
20
E
0.7
7
E
27
26
84
0.7
18h
15
26
NE
0.7
7
E
27
26
71
0.2
19h
19
32
NE
0.5
8
E
28
26
79
0.2
20h
21
30
E
0.6
10
E
28
26
42
0
21h
23
32
E
0.6
10
E
28
26
46
0
22h
24
34
E
0.5
8
E
27
26
45
0
23h
25
35
E
0.7
10
E
27
26
44
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 • 1 June
0h
27
37
E
0.9
10
E
27
26
44
0
1h
24
32
E
0.5
11
E
27
26
88
0.1
2h
19
28
E
0.7
7
E
27
26
89
2.4
3h
18
25
E
0.5
8
E
27
26
69
0.2
4h
15
25
E
0.6
8
E
27
26
81
0.4
5h
15
21
E
0.4
8
E
27
26
87
0.1
6h
15
27
E
0.8
5
E
27
26
84
1.8
7h
19
30
SE
0.7
5
SE
27
26
52
1.3
8h
23
33
SE
0.7
8
E
27
26
69
1.2
9h
29
41
SE
1
8
E
27
26
75
0.8
10h
32
35
S
0.7
8
E
27
26
73
0.7
11h
32
47
S
1
8
SE
26
26
60
0.4
12h
27
27
S
0.9
5
SE
26
26
61
0.1
13h
25
35
S
0.7
8
E
26
26
79
0.1
14h
26
36
SE
0.8
8
SE
26
26
85
0.2
15h
26
35
SE
0.8
8
SE
26
26
74
0.3
16h
29
39
SE
1
8
E
26
26
89
0.1
17h
28
38
SE
0.9
8
SE
26
26
91
0.3
18h
27
36
SE
0.8
8
SE
26
26
100
0.7
19h
26
35
SE
0.8
7
E
26
26
100
0.5
20h
23
31
SE
0.8
8
E
26
28
100
0.3
21h
20
27
SE
0.9
8
E
26
28
100
0.2
22h
17
23
SE
1
8
SE
26
26
100
0.1
23h
17
23
SE
1
8
E
26
28
100
0.1
Windspeed (kph)
Wind Gusts (kph)
Wind Direction
Waves (m)
Wave Period (s)
Wave Direction
Tide
Temperature (°C)
Water Temp. (°C)
Clouds (%)
Rainfall (mm)
Sunday • 2 June
0h
16
22
SE
1
8
E
26
28
100
0.2
1h
16
21
E
1
8
E
26
28
100
0.3
2h
19
28
E
1
7
E
26
28
100
0.5
3h
22
35
SE
0.9
6
E
26
28
100
0.8
4h
26
42
SE
0.9
5
E
26
28
100
1
5h
28
41
SE
0.9
5
E
26
28
97
0.7
6h
31
40
SE
0.9
5
E
26
28
94
0.4
7h
34
39
SE
0.9
5
E
27
28
90
0.1
8h
34
41
SE
1
5
E
27
28
90
0.3
9h
33
42
SE
1
5
E
27
28
90
0.6
10h
33
44
SE
1.1
5
E
26
28
90
0.8
11h
34
44
SE
1.1
6
E
26
28
94
1.3
12h
35
43
SE
1.1
6
E
26
28
97
1.9
13h
35
42
SE
1
6
E
26
28
100
2.4
14h
33
39
SE
1
6
E
26
28
100
2.2
15h
32
35
SE
1
7
NE
26
28
100
1.9
16h
30
32
SE
1
7
NE
26
28
100
1.7
17h
32
35
SE
1.1
7
NE
26
28
100
1.6
18h
34
37
SE
1.1
7
N
26
28
100
1.6
19h
36
39
SE
1.1
7
N
26
28
100
1.5
20h
38
41
SE
1.2
8
N
26
28
100
1.2
21h
40
42
SE
1.3
8
N
26
28
100
0.9
22h
42
44
SE
1.4
8
N
26
28
100
0.7
23h
42
43
SE
1.5
8
NE
26
28
100
0.5
Windspeed (kph)
Wind Gusts (kph)
Wind Direction
Waves (m)
Wave Period (s)
Wave Direction
Tide
Temperature (°C)
Water Temp. (°C)
Clouds (%)
Rainfall (mm)
Monday • 3 June
0h
41
43
SE
1.6
8
E
26
28
99
0.4
1h
41
43
SE
1.7
8
E
26
26
99
0.3
2h
41
47
SE
1.5
8
E
26
28
96
0.3
3h
41
52
SE
1.4
8
E
26
28
94
0.3
4h
41
56
SE
1.2
8
E
27
26
91
0.3
5h
40
51
SE
1.2
8
E
26
28
91
0.3
6h
39
46
SE
1.1
8
E
26
28
91
0.2
7h
37
40
SE
1.1
8
E
26
26
91
0.2
8h
36
42
SE
1.1
8
E
26
28
94
0.3
9h
35
44
SE
1.2
8
E
26
28
97
0.4
10h
33
45
SE
1.3
8
E
26
26
100
0.6
11h
33
42
SE
1.2
8
E
26
28
97
0.5
12h
33
39
SE
1.2
8
E
26
28
93
0.3
13h
33
35
SE
1.2
8
E
26
26
90
0.2
14h
34
39
SE
1.2
8
E
26
28
93
0.2
15h
34
43
SE
1.2
8
E
26
28
97
0.1
16h
35
47
SE
1.1
8
E
26
26
100
0
17h
32
44
SE
1.1
8
E
27
28
88
0.3
18h
29
42
SE
1.1
8
E
27
28
77
0.6
19h
26
39
SE
1.1
8
E
27
26
65
0.8
20h
27
37
SE
1.1
8
E
27
28
54
1.2
21h
29
34
S
1.2
8
E
27
28
42
1.6
22h
31
31
S
1.2
8
E
27
26
76
2.1
23h
27
28
S
1.3
8
E
27
28
36
1.8

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.