Surf forecast for Fitzroy Beach

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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 10:12 Tuesday 29 July (Pacific/Auckland local time)

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Forecast updated at 10:12 Tuesday 29 July (Pacific/Auckland local time)

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Tue 29 JulRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h71.01.11.719WN:914
9h61.21.42.019WN:1418
15h51.42.12.219WN:2227
21h41.72.62.617NWN:1925
Low: 05:10 am (0.7 m); High: 11:10 am (3.08 m); Low: 05:10 pm (0.66 m); High: 11:20 pm (3.25 m);
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Wed 30 JulRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h51.52.12.317WNW:69
9h51.41.82.016WNW:812
15h41.21.71.915WN:1519
21h31.11.71.715WNW:1521
Low: 05:40 am (0.69 m); High: 11:40 am (3.07 m); Low: 05:50 pm (0.69 m);
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Thu 31 JulRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h21.22.02.014WNW:2131
9h21.42.22.27WNW:1521
15h31.92.42.817WNW:1216
21h42.62.93.517WNW:1118
High: 12:00 am (3.21 m); Low: 06:10 am (0.7 m); High: 12:20 pm (3.04 m);
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Fri 1 AugRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h52.83.13.817WN:1318
9h52.73.03.617WN:1619
15h52.42.73.316WN:1721
21h52.12.52.915WN:1625
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Sat 2 AugRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h41.92.42.715WN:2132
9h42.02.72.816WN:2435
15h42.53.23.416WN:2534
21h42.93.63.715NWN:2740
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Sun 3 AugRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h33.44.24.211NWN:2231
9h63.64.34.311NWSE:1015
15h73.13.53.711NWS:913
21h82.73.03.818WSE:1928
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Mon 4 AugRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h82.42.63.417WSE:1925
9h82.12.22.916WS:2129
15h81.81.92.615WS:1519

Forecast updated at 10:12 Tuesday 29 July (Pacific/Auckland local time)

Current sea temperature

Fitzroy Beach sea temperature: 14°C

Recommended layers: 4/3 Wetsuit

Sunrise and sunset for today

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07:3317:27

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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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