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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 19:50 Monday 13 July (Pacific/Auckland local time)

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Forecast updated at 19:50 Monday 13 July (Pacific/Auckland local time)

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Mon 13 JulRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h11.72.62.68WNW:1519
9h41.72.32.310WE:1519
15h61.41.91.910SWE:1417
21h71.21.71.710SWSE:810
High: 03:30 am (2.93 m); Low: 09:50 am (1.16 m); High: 04:10 pm (2.75 m); Low: 10:10 pm (1.3 m);
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Tue 14 JulRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h71.01.41.49SWSE:78
9h70.81.11.19SWSE:912
15h70.71.01.08SWE:1012
21h80.60.91.118SWSE:56
High: 04:30 am (2.85 m); Low: 10:50 am (1.2 m); High: 05:00 pm (2.74 m); Low: 11:10 pm (1.33 m);
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Wed 15 JulRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h80.60.81.118SWSE:1114
9h80.61.01.220WSE:2531
15h50.92.02.08SWE:3241
21h31.62.72.78SSE:3850
High: 05:20 am (2.83 m); Low: 11:40 am (1.19 m); High: 06:00 pm (2.79 m);
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Thu 16 JulRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h21.72.72.78NWSE:3749
9h31.72.62.69SWSE:3343
15h31.72.52.59WSE:2837
21h61.82.62.613WSE:3039
Low: 12:10 am (1.31 m); High: 06:20 am (2.87 m); Low: 12:40 pm (1.13 m); High: 07:00 pm (2.89 m);
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Fri 17 JulRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h71.62.42.412WSE:3241
9h51.42.22.29WSE:3141
15h41.21.91.99WSE:2431
21h61.11.71.711SWSE:2227
Low: 01:10 am (1.22 m); High: 07:10 am (2.95 m); Low: 01:30 pm (1.02 m); High: 07:50 pm (3.03 m);
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Sat 18 JulRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h41.01.61.613SWSE:2025
9h51.01.51.515SWSE:2227
15h60.91.41.516SWSE:1823
21h70.91.31.415SWSE:1821
Low: 02:00 am (1.09 m); High: 08:00 am (3.07 m); Low: 02:20 pm (0.89 m); High: 08:30 pm (3.19 m);
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Sun 19 JulRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h80.81.11.519SWSE:1316
9h80.81.11.521WSE:912
15h90.81.01.520WSE:44

Forecast updated at 19:50 Monday 13 July (Pacific/Auckland local time)

Current sea temperature

Wharariki Beach sea temperature: 14°C

Recommended layers: 4/3 Wetsuit

Sunrise and sunset for today

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