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Surf forecast for Akaroa

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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 07:08 Friday 17 August (Pacific/Auckland local time)

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Forecast updated at 07:08 Friday 17 August (Pacific/Auckland local time)

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Fri 17 AugRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h11.22.22.27EW:2125
9h11.12.12.17EW:1417
15h11.11.81.87EW:1216
21h41.01.61.612EW:912
Low: 01:40 am (0.48 m); High: 07:40 am (0.73 m); Low: 01:10 pm (0.53 m); High: 07:30 pm (0.86 m);
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Sat 18 AugRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h50.91.51.512SW:910
9h40.91.31.38SSW:912
15h50.81.31.311SES:46
21h40.81.21.211SESE:1114
Low: 02:30 am (0.4 m); High: 09:00 am (0.72 m); Low: 01:40 pm (0.59 m); High: 08:00 pm (0.89 m);
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Sun 19 AugRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h30.91.31.311SESE:1417
9h41.11.61.611SESE:1821
15h41.31.91.911SES:1216
21h31.31.91.911SESW:1417
Low: 03:20 am (0.33 m); High: 10:20 am (0.71 m); Low: 02:10 pm (0.65 m); High: 08:20 pm (0.92 m);
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Mon 20 AugRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h31.31.81.810SESW:1114
9h41.51.91.910SENW:910
15h41.62.02.010NENW:1114
21h51.62.02.010SENW:810
Low: 04:10 am (0.29 m); High: 11:50 am (0.71 m); Low: 02:20 pm (0.7 m); High: 08:50 pm (0.93 m);
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Tue 21 AugRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h51.82.12.110NEW:710
9h51.92.22.310SESW:910
15h41.82.12.19ESW:1114
21h41.61.92.09SESW:1114
Low: 05:00 am (0.26 m); High: 09:10 pm (0.93 m);
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Wed 22 AugRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h31.51.91.99SESW:1417
9h31.42.02.010SESW:1721
15h21.42.12.19SESW:1721
21h21.42.32.39SENW:1923
Low: 05:50 am (0.26 m); High: 09:30 pm (0.92 m);
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Thu 23 AugRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h21.52.42.48SEW:1721
9h21.82.52.59SEW:1316
15h21.82.52.59SEW:1721

Forecast updated at 07:08 Friday 17 August (Pacific/Auckland local time)

Current sea temperature

Akaroa sea temperature: 16°C

Recommended layers: 3/2 Wetsuit

Sunrise and sunset for today

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