Caribbean countries are well-acquainted with the hazards of hurricanes and tropical storms which may produce
significant coastal erosion resulting in great losses on coastlines. Hurricanes are typically classed into various
orders of magnitude, and a similar discretization of extreme events is used to perform a simple coastal erosion
analysis. Seven categories of extreme events provide the basis for the erosion assessment, and each model storm
is represented by an assigned set of deep-water parameters. Representative values of various parameters, in each
category, are assigned using established parameter ranges, or calculated using existing mathematical models.
Parameters that can not be considered a constant for each model storm, such as storm duration and wave
directions, are randomly described during the erosion analysis. Once the nearshore bathymetry is known up to the
deep water limit, the predicted shoreline following the model storm event can be ascertained. This prediction is
accomplished using an existing morphological model in its deterministic mode. Expectedly, probabilities of
occurrence are associated with each likely outcome. Therefore, given the topography of the coastal region and the
vulnerability of elements at risk, expected losses can be obtained which will provide a guide to coastal managers.