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Boating forecast for Waiinu Hole

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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 10:53 Tuesday 23 October (Pacific/Auckland local time)

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Forecast updated at 10:53 Tuesday 23 October (Pacific/Auckland local time)

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Tue 23 OctRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
4h70.50.40.414SW--N:68
10h70.60.40.415SW--NW:56
16h50.70.40.514SWWW:1316
22h60.90.50.714SWWNW:810
Low: 04:00 am (0.55 m); High: 10:00 am (2.49 m); Low: 04:10 pm (0.54 m); High: 10:10 pm (2.62 m);
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Wed 24 OctRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
4h51.00.50.810SWWNW:1114
10h41.10.50.915SWWNW:1216
16h31.20.51.114SWWW:2025
22h21.30.51.26WWNW:1619
Low: 04:30 am (0.4 m); High: 10:40 am (2.63 m); Low: 04:50 pm (0.42 m); High: 10:50 pm (2.74 m);
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Thu 25 OctRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
4h21.10.51.014SWWNW:1519
10h21.00.50.914SWNWNW:1417
16h21.20.51.16WNWN:1519
22h21.20.61.07WSS:1417
Low: 05:10 am (0.3 m); High: 11:10 am (2.75 m); Low: 05:20 pm (0.33 m); High: 11:20 pm (2.83 m);
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Fri 26 OctRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
4h21.50.81.311SWSESE:1417
10h21.50.91.115SWSESE:1417
16h21.20.90.915SWSS:1417
22h51.00.80.614SW--SE:68
Low: 05:40 am (0.23 m); High: 11:50 am (2.81 m); Low: 06:00 pm (0.3 m);
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Sat 27 OctRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
4h30.90.80.513SWNN:1519
10h30.90.70.613SWNN:1114
16h40.90.60.613SWNN:1012
22h40.90.50.712SWNN:1216
High: 12:00 am (2.87 m); Low: 06:20 am (0.24 m); High: 12:20 pm (2.84 m); Low: 06:30 pm (0.31 m);
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Sun 28 OctRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
4h30.90.50.78WNWNW:1619
10h30.90.40.812SWNWN:1417
16h21.30.41.25WNWNW:1923
22h21.70.51.76WWNW:2127
High: 12:40 am (2.85 m); Low: 06:50 am (0.29 m); High: 01:00 pm (2.8 m); Low: 07:10 pm (0.39 m);
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Mon 29 OctRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
4h21.40.61.37WWNW:1619
10h41.10.50.97W--NW:710
16h30.90.50.810SWSS:1619

Forecast updated at 10:53 Tuesday 23 October (Pacific/Auckland local time)

Current sea temperature

Waiinu Hole sea temperature: 15°C

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