Surf forecast for Waiwera

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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 21:59 Monday 21 April (Pacific/Auckland local time)

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Forecast updated at 21:59 Monday 21 April (Pacific/Auckland local time)

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Mon 21 AprRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h20.30.40.510EW:1619
9h20.30.40.410EW:44
15h20.30.40.410EW:1619
21h20.20.40.410EW:915
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Tue 22 AprRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h20.30.30.410EW:1219
9h20.30.40.510ESW:1216
15h20.30.40.510ESW:1417
21h20.30.40.511ESW:1016
Low: 06:30 am (0.44 m); High: 12:20 pm (2.51 m); Low: 06:50 pm (0.4 m);
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Wed 23 AprRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h20.30.40.511ESW:1114
9h20.30.30.510ESW:810
15h20.30.30.410ESW:1114
21h20.20.30.410ESW:68
High: 12:50 am (2.63 m); Low: 07:30 am (0.47 m); High: 01:20 pm (2.47 m); Low: 07:50 pm (0.44 m);
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Thu 24 AprRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h20.20.20.410ENW:34
9h20.20.20.410ENW:78
15h20.20.20.410ENW:810
21h20.20.20.310ENW:713
High: 02:00 am (2.59 m); Low: 08:30 am (0.47 m); High: 02:30 pm (2.46 m); Low: 08:50 pm (0.46 m);
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Fri 25 AprRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h20.20.20.39ENW:1012
9h20.20.20.39ENW:1012
15h20.10.20.39ENW:1012
21h20.10.20.39ENW:1015
High: 03:00 am (2.59 m); Low: 09:30 am (0.44 m); High: 03:40 pm (2.5 m); Low: 10:00 pm (0.45 m);
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Sat 26 AprRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h20.10.20.29ENW:1423
9h20.10.20.29ENW:1621
15h20.10.10.29ESW:810
21h20.10.10.29ES:610
High: 04:10 am (2.61 m); Low: 10:30 am (0.39 m); High: 04:40 pm (2.56 m); Low: 11:00 pm (0.42 m);
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Sun 27 AprRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h20.10.10.29ES:46
9h20.10.10.29ESE:810
15h20.10.10.29EE:1519

Forecast updated at 21:59 Monday 21 April (Pacific/Auckland local time)

Current sea temperature

Waiwera sea temperature: 20°C

Recommended layers: Spring Suit

Sunrise and sunset for today

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06:5417:45

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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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