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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 11:36 Friday 7 August (Australia/Adelaide local time)

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Forecast updated at 11:36 Friday 7 August (Australia/Adelaide local time)

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Fri 7 AugRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h72.42.43.318SWSE:1517
9h62.32.53.217SWSE:2025
15h62.22.43.016SWSE:1923
21h62.02.22.815SWSE:1417
High: 03:50 am (0.9 m); Low: 09:10 am (0.52 m); High: 03:50 pm (1.28 m); Low: 10:40 pm (0.46 m);
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Sat 8 AugRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h61.82.02.515SWSE:1214
9h61.71.92.415SWSE:1619
15h61.61.92.314SWSE:1619
21h61.72.02.618SWSE:1519
High: 04:20 am (0.94 m); Low: 09:50 am (0.56 m); High: 04:10 pm (1.21 m); Low: 10:50 pm (0.47 m);
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Sun 9 AugRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h61.92.12.817SWSE:1214
9h71.92.12.817SWSE:1316
15h71.82.02.716SWE:1214
21h71.71.82.516SWE:1216
High: 05:00 am (0.96 m); Low: 10:20 am (0.62 m); High: 04:30 pm (1.12 m); Low: 11:10 pm (0.49 m);
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Mon 10 AugRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h91.61.72.315SWNE:910
9h101.51.52.115SWN:1012
15h101.31.31.915SWNE:1417
21h101.11.21.715SWNE:1417
High: 05:30 am (0.98 m); Low: 11:00 am (0.69 m); High: 04:40 pm (1.02 m); Low: 11:30 pm (0.52 m);
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Tue 11 AugRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h91.01.01.514SWN:2025
9h80.91.01.414SWNW:2127
15h70.91.11.414SWNW:1316
21h71.11.21.717SWN:1114
High: 06:20 am (0.99 m); Low: 11:50 am (0.78 m); High: 04:40 pm (0.92 m); Low: 11:40 pm (0.55 m);
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Wed 12 AugRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h61.21.31.816SWNW:1721
9h61.21.41.814SWNW:2025
15h51.21.51.814SWNW:1721
21h51.41.72.013SWNW:1721
High: 07:30 am (1 m); Low: 11:40 pm (0.57 m);
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Thu 13 AugRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h51.71.92.212SWNW:1417
9h51.82.02.212SWNW:1619
15h51.61.92.111SWNW:1214

Forecast updated at 11:36 Friday 7 August (Australia/Adelaide local time)

Current sea temperature

Chinamans sea temperature: 14°C

Recommended layers: 4/3 Wetsuit

Sunrise and sunset for today

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