uk es it fr pt nl
Tubao ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

See all 18 ratings

Based on 1 vote. Vote


Surf Report Feed

Tubao Surf Stats

All swells

(any wind direction)
Tubao.surf.statistics.februaryS.animatedS.label.animated

Good Surf

(light / offshore wind)

The figure shows the range of swells directed at Tubao through an average February and is based upon 3120 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 best grid node based on what we know about Tubao. In this particular case the best grid node is 4 km away (2 miles). The rose diagram illustrates the distribution of swell directions and swell sizes, while the graph at the bottom shows the same thing without direction information. Five colours show increasing wave sizes. The smallest swells, less than 0.5m (1.5 feet), high are coloured blue. These happened only 81% of the time. Green and yellow represent increasing swell sizes and biggest swells greater than >3m (>10ft) are shown in red. In both graphs, the area of any colour is proportional to how commonly that size swell happens. The diagram implies that the prevailing swell direction, shown by the biggest spokes, was SSE, whereas the the prevailing wind blows from the E. Because the wave model grid is away from the coast, sometimes a strong offshore wind blows largest waves away from Tubao and out to sea. We group these with the no surf category of the bar chart. To keep it simple we don't show these in the rose graph. Because wind determines whether or not waves are good for surfing at Tubao, you can view an alternative image that shows only the swells that were expected to coincide with glassy or offshore wind conditions. In a typical February, swells large enough to cause clean enough to surf waves at Tubao run for about 19% of the time.

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

Also see Tubao wind stats

Compare Tubao with another surf break