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Thunder ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 1.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.8

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Thunder Surf Guide

Thunder on the West Coast is a sheltered reef break. Winter and spring are the favoured times of year to visit. Offshore winds are from the northeast. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the ideal swell direction is from the east northeast. Reef breaks provide lefts and rights. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Beware of urchins and rocks.

Thunder Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s32.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
rarely breaks
26.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Thunder:

The best conditions reported for surf at Thunder occur when a East-northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Thunder (for consistent clean waves)?

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Thunder with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 52% of the time in February while 0% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 48% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
52%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
0%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
48%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Thunder Location Map

Interactive Thunder surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Thunder is Grantley Adams International (Bridgetown) Airport (BGI) in Barbados, 12 km (7 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Thunder is Hewanorra International (Hewandorra) Airport (UVF) in St. Lucia Island, 163 km (101 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Thunder Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 17:18 Local Time
Tuesday 02Wed
5PM8PM11PM2AM
Wave (m) 1.4
ENE
1.5
ENE
1.6
ENE
1.6
ENE
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 25
NE 30
NE 30
ENE 30
ENE
Wind State off off off cross-
off

Swell History at Thunder

Surf stats for Thunder, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Thunder

Wind stats for Thunder, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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