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 17:14 Wednesday 23 July (Pacific/Fiji local time)

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Forecast updated at 17:14 Wednesday 23 July (Pacific/Fiji local time)

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Wed 23 JulRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h42.22.42.812SWSE:1621
9h42.02.32.612SWS:1114
15h51.92.12.412SWS:810
21h51.92.12.412SWSE:1316
High: 03:30 am (1.65 m); Low: 10:10 am (0.35 m); High: 04:20 pm (1.45 m); Low: 10:10 pm (0.54 m);
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Thu 24 JulRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h52.02.22.512SWS:1216
9h52.22.43.117SWSE:1216
15h62.32.43.216SWSE:1316
21h62.32.53.115SWSE:1417
High: 04:30 am (1.65 m); Low: 11:00 am (0.32 m); High: 05:10 pm (1.47 m); Low: 11:10 pm (0.54 m);
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Fri 25 JulRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h52.32.43.115SWSE:1517
9h52.22.42.914SWSE:1519
15h52.02.22.613SWSE:1417
21h41.92.12.513SWSE:1619
High: 05:10 am (1.65 m); Low: 11:50 am (0.31 m); High: 06:00 pm (1.49 m); Low: 11:50 pm (0.54 m);
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Sat 26 JulRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h41.72.02.313SWSE:1721
9h31.62.02.112SWSE:1823
15h31.61.92.112SWSE:1619
21h31.51.92.215SWSE:1821
High: 06:00 am (1.64 m); Low: 12:30 pm (0.3 m); High: 06:40 pm (1.5 m);
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Sun 27 JulRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h41.51.92.215SWSE:1821
9h41.61.82.215SWSE:1821
15h51.61.82.315SWSE:1517
21h51.61.92.315SWSE:1823
Low: 12:30 am (0.54 m); High: 06:40 am (1.62 m); Low: 01:10 pm (0.32 m); High: 07:20 pm (1.5 m);
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Mon 28 JulRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h61.61.82.214SWSE:1417
9h61.61.82.214SWSE:1517
15h61.61.82.213SWE:1519
21h61.51.72.113SE:1619
Low: 01:10 am (0.55 m); High: 07:10 am (1.59 m); Low: 01:40 pm (0.34 m); High: 08:00 pm (1.5 m);
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Tue 29 JulRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h61.51.62.012SE:1216
9h61.41.51.912SSE:1417
15h51.31.51.812SSE:1823

Forecast updated at 17:14 Wednesday 23 July (Pacific/Fiji local time)

Current sea temperature

Frigates sea temperature: 26°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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