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Surf forecast for Cloudy Bay

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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 00:31 Tuesday 21 September (Australia/Hobart local time)

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Forecast updated at 00:31 Tuesday 21 September (Australia/Hobart local time)

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Tue 21 SepRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
4h12.53.23.315SWSW:2533
10h12.32.93.014SWW:2329
16h32.12.72.713SWW:1619
22h31.92.42.412SWW:1417
Low: 01:10 am (0.45 m); High: 08:10 am (0.74 m); Low: 12:20 pm (0.67 m); High: 06:40 pm (0.83 m);
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Wed 22 SepRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
4h41.82.32.311SWW:1114
10h62.02.52.613SWNW:56
16h52.42.83.114SWW:1519
22h53.03.43.916SWNW:1619
Low: 01:40 am (0.54 m); High: 08:40 am (0.75 m); Low: 01:40 pm (0.65 m); High: 07:50 pm (0.75 m);
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Thu 23 SepRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
4h53.53.94.416SWW:2633
10h43.74.44.616SWW:3547
16h33.64.44.616SWW:3141
22h43.03.54.016SWNW:1417
Low: 02:00 am (0.62 m); High: 08:50 am (0.76 m); Low: 04:00 pm (0.62 m); High: 10:10 pm (0.69 m);
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Fri 24 SepRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
4h52.73.13.616SWNW:1417
10h42.83.23.615SWW:2633
16h33.34.14.215SWW:3243
22h23.54.34.315SWSW:3343
Low: 01:30 am (0.67 m); High: 09:10 am (0.79 m); Low: 05:50 pm (0.56 m);
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Sat 25 SepRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
4h23.34.14.115SWW:3039
10h23.13.83.915SWSW:2835
16h22.83.43.514SWSW:2531
22h22.42.93.114SWW:1619
High: 09:20 am (0.82 m); Low: 06:40 pm (0.5 m);
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Sun 26 SepRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
4h32.12.62.813SWW:1417
10h31.82.42.413SWW:1114
16h21.62.22.213SWSW:1417
22h41.41.91.912SWW:78
High: 09:50 am (0.85 m); Low: 07:10 pm (0.45 m);
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Mon 27 SepRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
4h51.21.81.812SWNW:68
10h51.11.71.712SWNW:710
16h31.11.81.813SWW:1519

Forecast updated at 00:31 Tuesday 21 September (Australia/Hobart local time)

Current sea temperature

Cloudy Bay sea temperature: 13°C

Recommended layers: 4/3 Wetsuit

Sunrise and sunset for today

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