uk es it fr pt nl
Forjos ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

See all 18 ratings

Based on 1 vote. Vote


Surf Report Feed

Forjos Surf Stats

All swells

(any wind direction)
Forjos.surf.statistics.mayS.animatedS.label.animated

Good Surf

(light / offshore wind)

The figure shows the variation of swells directed at Forjos through an average May. It is based on 2944 NWW3 model predictions since 2007 (values every 3 hours). The wave model does not forecast surf and wind right at the coastline so we have chosen the optimum grid node based on what we know about Forjos, and at Forjos the best grid node is 59 km away (37 miles). The rose diagram describes the distribution of swell sizes and directions, while the graph at the bottom shows the same thing but lacks direction information. Five colours illustrate increasing wave sizes. Blue shows the smallest swells, less that 0.5m (1.5 feet) high. These happened only 26% of the time. Green and yellow illustrate increasing swell sizes and red represents the biggest swells, greater than >3m (>10ft). In both graphs, the area of any colour is proportional to how often that size swell was forecast. The diagram indicates that the prevailing swell direction, shown by the biggest spokes, was SSE, whereas the the prevailing wind blows from the ESE. Because the wave model grid is offshore, sometimes a strong offshore wind blows largest waves away from Forjos and away from the coast. We lump these in with the no surf category of the bar chart. To keep it simple we don't show these in the rose plot. Because wind determines whether or not waves are surfable at Forjos, you can load a different image that shows only the swells that were predicted to coincide with glassy or offshore wind conditions. In a typical May, swells large enough to cause good for surfing waves at Forjos run for about 74% of the time.

  • Forjos.surf.statistics.januaryS.animated
  • Forjos.surf.statistics.februaryS.animated
  • Forjos.surf.statistics.marchS.animated
  • Forjos.surf.statistics.aprilS.animated
  • Forjos.surf.statistics.mayS.animated
  • Forjos.surf.statistics.juneS.animated
  • Forjos.surf.statistics.julyS.animated
  • Forjos.surf.statistics.augustS.animated
  • Forjos.surf.statistics.septemberS.animated
  • Forjos.surf.statistics.octoberS.animated
  • Forjos.surf.statistics.novemberS.animated
  • Forjos.surf.statistics.decemberS.animated

Also see Forjos wind stats

Compare Forjos with another surf break