Surf forecast for Frigates

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  1. Extremely useful for viewing the forecast at a glance. You can quickly tell when the surf is likely to be good.
  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 surf spots you want the wind to be light (0 - 10 kts) or in the opposite direction of the swell direction to make good surf conditions
  4. The dotted line is set wave face which is the predicted height of wave face as it breaks. The red line is period. This is the time between each set wave. You can see new swells are coming if this line jumps up, indicating a new pulse, or swell deterioration if the line drops. The swell height is the most important factor for surfing Fun surfable waves are normally in the height range between 0.8 - 2.0 m depending on your surfing abilities. The sea height includes both swell and sea chop. The greater the difference between this and swell height indicates a rougher/choppier sea.
  5. Swell direction is represented by the origin of the swell. A westerly swell is moving to the east.
  6. SwellMap presents tides as LAT (Lowest Astronomical Tide), which is the height above the lowest tidal water level

Forecast updated at 21:55 Thursday 17 April (Pacific/Fiji local time)

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Forecast updated at 21:55 Thursday 17 April (Pacific/Fiji local time)

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Thu 17 AprRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h70.70.81.112SWE:912
9h80.70.71.112SWE:710
15h70.70.81.112SWSE:1316
21h70.70.81.112SWE:1114
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Fri 18 AprRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h80.80.81.417SWE:810
9h91.01.01.617SWE:810
15h81.11.11.716SWE:1316
21h81.21.21.815SWE:1114
Low: 02:10 am (0.42 m); High: 08:20 am (1.71 m); Low: 02:50 pm (0.25 m); High: 09:00 pm (1.57 m);
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Sat 19 AprRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h91.21.21.815SWE:810
9h91.31.31.814SWE:1114
15h81.41.41.914SWE:1316
21h81.41.52.013SWE:1216
Low: 03:00 am (0.45 m); High: 09:10 am (1.7 m); Low: 03:40 pm (0.26 m); High: 09:50 pm (1.55 m);
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Sun 20 AprRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h81.51.52.013SWE:1214
9h81.51.62.113SWE:1316
15h71.61.72.112SWE:1317
21h81.61.72.112SWE:1114
Low: 03:50 am (0.48 m); High: 10:00 am (1.67 m); Low: 04:30 pm (0.28 m); High: 10:50 pm (1.54 m);
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Mon 21 AprRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h81.51.62.012SWE:1216
9h81.41.51.811SWE:1216
15h71.31.31.711SWE:1417
21h71.21.31.611SWE:1316
Low: 04:50 am (0.51 m); High: 11:00 am (1.63 m); Low: 05:30 pm (0.3 m);
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Tue 22 AprRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h71.21.21.510SWE:1214
9h71.21.31.610SWE:1014
15h71.31.32.119SWE:1417
21h81.31.42.119SWE:1216
High: 12:00 am (1.53 m); Low: 05:50 am (0.52 m); High: 12:10 pm (1.61 m); Low: 06:30 pm (0.31 m);
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Wed 23 AprRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h81.41.42.118SWE:1114
9h81.51.52.217SWE:1114
15h81.51.62.317SWE:1316

Forecast updated at 21:55 Thursday 17 April (Pacific/Fiji local time)

Current sea temperature

Frigates sea temperature: 29°C

Recommended layers: Boardies and bikinis

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Rating information for Surfing

10A green rating between 7 and 10 indicates good quality surf, based on a long swell period, little or no wind, and swell height greater than a metre. If the wind is quite strong, then it will be an offshore wind.
6An orange rating between 4 and 6 indicates reasonable surf conditions, although possibly affected by light-fair onshore winds, and a lower swell period e.g. 8-10 seconds.
1A red rating between 1 and 3 suggests poor conditions such as strong onshore winds, a low swell period and a small swell height, all of which can make surfing more difficult.
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