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Surf forecast for Vunaniu

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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 02:29 Friday 24 September (Pacific/Fiji local time)

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Forecast updated at 02:29 Friday 24 September (Pacific/Fiji local time)

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Fri 24 SepRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h80.60.81.014SWNW:68
9h70.60.81.014SWSW:68
15h70.70.81.113SWS:78
21h60.71.11.113SWSE:1114
Low: 02:30 am (0.4 m); High: 08:40 am (1.53 m); Low: 02:40 pm (0.47 m); High: 08:50 pm (1.6 m);
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Sat 25 SepRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h50.91.51.512SWSE:1417
9h51.21.61.612SWSE:1114
15h51.21.51.611SWSE:1012
21h61.21.41.611SWE:910
Low: 03:10 am (0.44 m); High: 09:20 am (1.44 m); Low: 03:20 pm (0.56 m); High: 09:30 pm (1.54 m);
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Sun 26 SepRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h71.21.41.813SWE:912
9h81.41.52.218SWE:910
15h71.51.72.417SWSE:1114
21h81.61.72.417SWE:1012
Low: 03:50 am (0.5 m); High: 10:10 am (1.36 m); Low: 03:50 pm (0.65 m); High: 10:10 pm (1.47 m);
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Mon 27 SepRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h91.61.72.416SWE:810
9h91.51.72.316SWE:1012
15h81.51.62.216SWE:1417
21h91.41.62.116SWE:1114
Low: 04:40 am (0.55 m); High: 11:00 am (1.29 m); Low: 04:40 pm (0.73 m); High: 10:50 pm (1.42 m);
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Tue 28 SepRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h91.41.52.015SWNE:910
9h91.41.62.116SWE:1316
15h81.41.82.115SWE:1619
21h81.41.92.015SWE:1316
Low: 05:30 am (0.59 m); High: 12:00 pm (1.24 m); Low: 05:30 pm (0.79 m); High: 11:50 pm (1.38 m);
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Wed 29 SepRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h71.32.02.014SWE:1417
9h71.22.12.114SWE:1519
15h41.12.02.08SEE:1619
21h61.11.81.814SWE:1316
Low: 06:30 am (0.61 m); High: 01:00 pm (1.23 m); Low: 06:30 pm (0.82 m);
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Thu 30 SepRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h71.01.61.614SWE:1114
9h70.91.41.413SWE:1114
15h70.91.31.313SWE:912

Forecast updated at 02:29 Friday 24 September (Pacific/Fiji local time)

Current sea temperature

Vunaniu sea temperature: 26°C

Recommended layers: Boardies and bikinis

Sunrise and sunset for today

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