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Surf forecast for Motels

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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 09:35 Tuesday 12 November (Pacific/Tongatapu local time)

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Forecast updated at 09:35 Tuesday 12 November (Pacific/Tongatapu local time)

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Tue 12 NovRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
5h90.91.21.415SWNE:1517
11h90.91.11.415SWN:1012
17h90.91.11.415SWN:1114
23h80.81.01.314SWNW:1114
Low: 02:10 am (0.36 m); High: 08:10 am (1.25 m); Low: 02:10 pm (0.43 m); High: 08:20 pm (1.37 m);
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Wed 13 NovRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
5h70.91.11.313SWW:1012
11h61.21.31.713SWSW:78
17h51.51.62.012SWS:1519
23h41.51.72.012SWS:1517
Low: 02:50 am (0.32 m); High: 08:50 am (1.27 m); Low: 02:50 pm (0.42 m); High: 09:00 pm (1.4 m);
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Thu 14 NovRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
5h41.41.61.812SWS:1619
11h41.21.51.711SWSE:1417
17h51.11.31.611SWSE:1216
23h61.11.21.511SWSE:1114
Low: 03:30 am (0.28 m); High: 09:40 am (1.29 m); Low: 03:30 pm (0.41 m); High: 09:40 pm (1.42 m);
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Fri 15 NovRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
5h61.01.21.411SWSE:1316
11h61.01.21.411SWSE:1316
17h51.01.21.311SWSE:1417
23h51.01.21.310SWSE:1417
Low: 04:10 am (0.24 m); High: 10:20 am (1.31 m); Low: 04:10 pm (0.4 m); High: 10:20 pm (1.44 m);
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Sat 16 NovRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
5h61.01.11.617SWSE:1216
11h61.01.21.616SWSE:1216
17h61.11.21.716SWSE:1214
23h61.21.31.815SWSE:1619
Low: 04:50 am (0.21 m); High: 11:10 am (1.32 m); Low: 05:00 pm (0.4 m); High: 11:10 pm (1.45 m);
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Sun 17 NovRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
5h61.21.41.915SWSE:1216
11h61.31.42.015SWSE:1114
17h61.31.42.015SWSE:1214
23h71.31.41.914SWSE:1114
Low: 05:40 am (0.2 m); High: 12:00 pm (1.33 m); Low: 05:50 pm (0.4 m);
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Mon 18 NovRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
5h71.21.31.813SWSE:1316
11h71.11.21.613SWE:1316
17h71.01.11.412SWSE:1316

Forecast updated at 09:35 Tuesday 12 November (Pacific/Tongatapu local time)

Current sea temperature

Motels sea temperature: 26°C

Recommended layers: Boardies and bikinis

Sunrise and sunset for today

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