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Surf forecast for Riversdale 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 15:50 Wednesday 24 April (Pacific/Auckland local time)

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Forecast updated at 15:50 Wednesday 24 April (Pacific/Auckland local time)

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Wed 24 AprRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h60.61.01.07NESW:46
9h60.61.01.08NESW:00
15h60.61.01.08NEE:44
21h60.61.01.08ESE:34
Low: 03:00 am (0.21 m); High: 09:10 am (1.57 m); Low: 03:20 pm (0.25 m); High: 09:30 pm (1.64 m);
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Thu 25 AprRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h60.61.01.09ES:46
9h70.81.11.19ES:34
15h61.01.31.39ENE:56
21h61.01.31.39ENW:810
Low: 03:50 am (0.25 m); High: 10:00 am (1.53 m); Low: 04:10 pm (0.3 m); High: 10:20 pm (1.59 m);
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Fri 26 AprRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h71.11.41.49EW:68
9h81.11.41.611SNW:68
15h71.01.21.411EE:44
21h80.81.01.110SENW:810
Low: 04:40 am (0.3 m); High: 10:50 am (1.48 m); Low: 05:00 pm (0.35 m); High: 11:10 pm (1.55 m);
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Sat 27 AprRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h80.71.01.110ENW:78
9h70.81.01.19EN:910
15h60.71.01.09ENW:1114
21h50.61.01.09ENW:1216
Low: 05:30 am (0.34 m); High: 11:40 am (1.44 m); Low: 05:50 pm (0.39 m);
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Sun 28 AprRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h50.60.90.99NENW:912
9h40.50.90.98NENW:1114
15h40.50.80.88NENW:1316
21h50.50.90.912NENW:1721
High: 12:00 am (1.51 m); Low: 06:20 am (0.37 m); High: 12:30 pm (1.41 m); Low: 06:40 pm (0.42 m);
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Mon 29 AprRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h60.50.80.811ENW:1619
9h70.50.80.811NEW:1619
15h70.50.70.78NEW:810
21h60.50.70.78EW:1216
High: 12:50 am (1.47 m); Low: 07:10 am (0.39 m); High: 01:20 pm (1.38 m); Low: 07:30 pm (0.44 m);
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Tue 30 AprRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h70.60.80.89SW:1517
9h50.60.90.910SSW:1316
15h30.81.41.48SS:1316

Forecast updated at 15:50 Wednesday 24 April (Pacific/Auckland local time)

Current sea temperature

Riversdale Beach sea temperature: 16°C

Recommended layers: 3/2 Wetsuit

Sunrise and sunset for today

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06:5817:29