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Surf forecast for Waikuku Beach Christchurch

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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 06:57 Tuesday 26 June (Pacific/Auckland local time)

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Forecast updated at 06:57 Tuesday 26 June (Pacific/Auckland local time)

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Tue 26 JunRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h40.60.61.015SEW:1519
9h50.60.71.015SESW:2125
15h40.61.11.113SESW:2227
21h50.71.01.012SEW:1316
High: 03:00 am (2.03 m); Low: 09:10 am (0.34 m); High: 03:30 pm (2.11 m); Low: 09:50 pm (0.43 m);
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Wed 27 JunRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h70.70.81.012SEW:1012
9h80.60.71.012SEW:910
15h80.60.70.912SEW:56
21h60.50.60.812SENW:56
High: 03:50 am (1.99 m); Low: 10:00 am (0.38 m); High: 04:20 pm (2.09 m); Low: 10:40 pm (0.45 m);
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Thu 28 JunRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h50.50.50.811SEW:34
9h40.50.50.711SEW:78
15h40.50.60.813SESW:56
21h40.60.61.014SENW:810
High: 04:40 am (1.94 m); Low: 10:50 am (0.42 m); High: 05:00 pm (2.07 m); Low: 11:20 pm (0.48 m);
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Fri 29 JunRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h30.60.61.014SESW:1316
9h60.70.81.115SESW:78
15h80.70.81.114SESW:34
21h80.70.81.113SEN:44
High: 05:20 am (1.9 m); Low: 11:30 am (0.46 m); High: 05:40 pm (2.03 m);
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Sat 30 JunRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h70.70.81.012SENE:1012
9h70.70.91.011SEN:710
15h60.70.91.010SENE:810
21h60.71.01.010SEN:1216
Low: 12:10 am (0.5 m); High: 06:00 am (1.86 m); Low: 12:20 pm (0.5 m); High: 06:30 pm (1.99 m);
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Sun 1 JulRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h50.71.01.010SENE:1417
9h50.71.21.210SENE:1114
15h60.71.01.09SENW:68
21h50.60.80.810SENE:1214
Low: 12:50 am (0.51 m); High: 06:50 am (1.82 m); Low: 01:00 pm (0.53 m); High: 07:10 pm (1.96 m);
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Mon 2 JulRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h60.50.80.810SEW:1012
9h60.40.70.710SENW:1417
15h50.40.50.69SENW:1012

Forecast updated at 06:57 Tuesday 26 June (Pacific/Auckland local time)

Current sea temperature

Waikuku Beach Christchurch sea temperature: 11°C

Recommended layers: 5/4 Wetsuit

Sunrise and sunset for today

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