Seasteading! What about hurricanes?

What will seasteads do about hurricanes?

Millions of people live in hurricane zones in Asia and North America, but there is more hurricane-free space on the ocean than there is land in all of Asia and North America.

You can sail from South America East to Africa and never cross a place where a hurricane has been recorded, and you can sail just as far West of South America and have the same experience.

There are virtually no hurricanes in the South Atlantic Ocean and hardly any in an area just as large in the South Pacific Ocean.

But the best place to establish your Seastead is on the equator, where tropical seas are warm, waves low, and winds so rare that sailboats used to get stranded for weeks.

If you want to learn more about how Seasteads will thrive on the open ocean, go to, and read Seasteading: How Floating Nations Will Restore the Environment, Enrich the Poor, Cure the Sick, and Liberate Humanity from Politicians.

Earth map of where to expect “hurricanes” (or cyclones, or typhoons), from Munich RE, a leading insurance company with a keen market interest in getting the data right.

Created by Joe Quirk and Jackson Sullivan