In addition to the GFS model forecasts that we provide for all global regions, we also offer high-resolution wind forecasts for Europe and North America. The weather models that produce these forecasts, namely the WRF, COAMPS and NAM models, are non-hydrostatic mesoscale models that produces higher resolution wind forecasts than the GFS model, which is run on a 55 km (0.5 degree) grid.
These higher-resolution models should provide more accurate wind forecasts, especially in areas where the local terrain/topography is a big influence on the wind speed and direction. Examples of such areas include the Strait of Gibraltar and the Strait of Bonifacio.
Please keep in mind that no single weather model is going to always be better than the others, so it's best to have a look at both the GFS forecasts and the higher resolution (WRF, COAMPS or NAM) forecasts to get a better idea of what to expect. It's always good to have a second opinion.
Note that the WRF model only provides forecast output to 72 hours (3 days), the COAMPS model only provides forecast output to 96 hours (4 days), the NAM model provides forecast output to 84 hours (3.5 days), as opposed to 180 hours (7.5 days) for the GFS model.