The Chart section provides 5 days Mediterranean surf wave forecast with a time step of 3 hours, including sea and atmospheric parameters. The WWIII wave model is applied over the whole Mediterranean basin with a 18 km grid resolution. The resolution is increased to 1.8 km over the seas surrounding Sardinia, Corsica, Liguria, Tuscany and Lazio.
The Surf Spots section shows wave forecast and atmospheric conditions directly at the best known surf spots. The significant wave height and the peak period are extracted from the WWIII model simulation in the nearshore in front of the spot. An external routine estimates the surf wave height at the breakpoint.
The Wave Calculator incorporates well known wave theories and formulations to give fast solutions to a wide range of wave problems. Different scenarios are available including linear waves, estimation of wave lenght, energy carried by swells, wave propagation and breaking, swell generation by winds.