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Boating forecast for South West Cape

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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 16:54 Thursday 29 October (Pacific/Auckland local time)

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Forecast updated at 16:54 Thursday 29 October (Pacific/Auckland local time)

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Thu 29 OctRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
4h12.11.61.311SWEE:2025
10h12.11.61.311SWEE:2125
16h12.31.71.611SWEE:2429
22h12.41.91.414SWEE:1721
Low: 05:50 am (0.54 m); High: 12:20 pm (2.38 m); Low: 06:10 pm (0.6 m);
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Fri 30 OctRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
4h22.32.01.114SWEN:34
10h32.11.90.914SWNWN:68
16h42.01.90.813SWNWNW:910
22h42.12.00.818SWNWW:12
High: 12:30 am (2.42 m); Low: 06:30 am (0.52 m); High: 12:50 pm (2.41 m); Low: 06:50 pm (0.57 m);
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Sat 31 OctRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
4h32.32.10.916SWNWSW:1316
10h32.32.10.916SWWSW:810
16h22.42.01.315SWSWSW:1923
22h22.51.91.615SWWW:2125
High: 01:10 am (2.43 m); Low: 07:10 am (0.53 m); High: 01:20 pm (2.42 m); Low: 07:20 pm (0.56 m);
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Sun 1 NovRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
4h22.71.72.014SWWW:2533
10h22.91.92.214SWWNW:2533
16h23.52.62.313SWWW:2533
22h23.63.01.913SWSWSW:1721
High: 01:40 am (2.43 m); Low: 07:40 am (0.55 m); High: 01:50 pm (2.42 m); Low: 08:00 pm (0.58 m);
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Mon 2 NovRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
4h23.42.91.713SWSWSW:1519
10h23.32.81.713SW--SW:1417
16h23.22.71.612SW--SW:1114
22h23.02.61.512SW--W:910
High: 02:10 am (2.42 m); Low: 08:10 am (0.58 m); High: 02:20 pm (2.4 m); Low: 08:30 pm (0.59 m);
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Tue 3 NovRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
4h22.82.41.312SW--W:1214
10h22.62.21.412SWNWNW:1721
16h23.02.02.311SWWNW:2937
22h23.42.22.68WNWNW:3243
High: 02:40 am (2.4 m); Low: 08:40 am (0.62 m); High: 03:00 pm (2.37 m); Low: 09:00 pm (0.62 m);
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Wed 4 NovRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
4h23.82.72.79WNWNW:3547
10h24.23.32.710WNWNW:3547
16h25.14.13.110WNWNW:4358

Forecast updated at 16:54 Thursday 29 October (Pacific/Auckland local time)

Current sea temperature

South West Cape sea temperature: 12°C

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