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Boating forecast for Cave Point

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  1. Extremely useful for viewing the forecast at a glance. You can quickly tell when the conditions are likely to better for boating and fishing.
  2. The summaries are useful to assist in understanding the weather patterns as well as planning your day and trips.
  3. The arrows show the direction of the wind. The direction of the wind is from the origin e.g. an easterly wind blows to the west. The dotted line is gust speed of the wind. For most spots you want the wind to be light (0 - 10 kts) for ocean conditions to be comfortable.
  4. The Sea height is the total wave height which includes both swell and chop. This is the most critical variable when looking at this forecast since a big sea height could be hazardous to boats or fishing off rocks etc. Swell refers to the height of the swell. The smaller the better. Chop refers to the height of the ocean chop. The less chop, the more comfortable conditions will be.
  5. The greater the swell period, the more comfortable the conditions are likely to be. It is believed sea sickness is triggered by a swell period around 5-6 seconds. However, the ocean chop can also cause sea sickness, so be aware of that too, especially if sea direction is considerably different to swell direction.
  6. Swell direction is represented by the origin of the swell. A westerly swell is moving to the east.
  7. Sea direction is represented by the origin of the chop. If there is not much chop this is not such a factor. However, you should check this variable if there is substantial chop, since if the swell direction is opposing the sea direction and swell and chop height are over 1 m, conditions could be rough.
  8. SwellMap presents tides as LAT (Lowest Astronomical Tide), which is the height above the lowest tidal water level

Forecast updated at 07:30 Monday 24 September (Pacific/Auckland local time)

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Forecast updated at 07:30 Monday 24 September (Pacific/Auckland local time)

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Mon 24 SepRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
3h13.02.80.915W--N:1012
9h12.72.60.915W--N:56
15h12.62.40.915WSWS:2329
21h22.62.50.815WSWS:1417
Low: 05:50 am (0.46 m); High: 12:00 pm (2.06 m); Low: 06:00 pm (0.51 m);
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Tue 25 SepRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
3h22.52.40.915WWW:1721
9h23.12.22.214WWW:3139
15h24.13.22.612WWW:3749
21h24.73.92.713WSWSW:3749
High: 12:10 am (2.11 m); Low: 06:20 am (0.39 m); High: 12:30 pm (2.12 m); Low: 06:40 pm (0.44 m);
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Wed 26 SepRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
3h24.43.72.415WSWSW:3445
9h23.93.32.115WSWSW:3141
15h23.52.92.115WSWSW:3039
21h22.92.41.615WSWSW:2431
High: 12:40 am (2.18 m); Low: 06:50 am (0.33 m); High: 01:00 pm (2.17 m); Low: 07:10 pm (0.39 m);
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Thu 27 SepRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
3h22.31.91.314WSWSW:2025
9h22.01.61.213WSWSW:1821
15h21.71.41.113WWW:1619
21h21.51.21.013WWW:1517
High: 01:20 am (2.22 m); Low: 07:30 am (0.31 m); High: 01:40 pm (2.2 m); Low: 07:50 pm (0.36 m);
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Fri 28 SepRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
3h31.31.10.813W--NW:912
9h31.30.90.915WNWNW:1417
15h31.40.91.112WNWNW:1114
21h41.61.11.28WEN:912
High: 01:50 am (2.24 m); Low: 08:10 am (0.32 m); High: 02:20 pm (2.19 m); Low: 08:30 pm (0.37 m);
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Sat 29 SepRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
3h32.01.61.210NWNEN:1619
9h22.92.02.09NWWNW:2735
15h22.51.52.08WWW:2329
21h22.11.41.59WWW:1619
High: 02:40 am (2.22 m); Low: 08:50 am (0.36 m); High: 03:00 pm (2.16 m); Low: 09:10 pm (0.4 m);
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Sun 30 SepRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
3h32.22.01.013WWNW:910
9h32.42.20.814W--W:912
15h22.52.01.513WWW:2227

Forecast updated at 07:30 Monday 24 September (Pacific/Auckland local time)

Current sea temperature

Cave Point sea temperature: 12°C

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