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Surf forecast for Flinders Beach

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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 12:34 Friday 24 September (Australia/Victoria local time)

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Forecast updated at 12:34 Friday 24 September (Australia/Victoria local time)

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Fri 24 SepRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
4h53.33.74.216SWNW:1923
10h43.43.94.215SWW:2025
16h34.04.64.714SWW:2533
22h24.55.05.314SWSW:2329
High: 01:30 am (2 m); Low: 07:30 am (0.57 m); High: 01:40 pm (2.05 m); Low: 08:00 pm (0.29 m);
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Sat 25 SepRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
4h24.44.85.214SWSW:2025
10h23.94.34.714SWSW:1519
16h23.64.04.314SWSW:1517
22h43.33.64.014SWS:910
High: 02:20 am (2.11 m); Low: 08:20 am (0.59 m); High: 02:10 pm (2.06 m); Low: 08:30 pm (0.17 m);
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Sun 26 SepRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
4h62.93.23.614SWSE:78
10h82.52.73.213SWE:68
16h82.22.42.813SWSE:810
22h81.92.12.513SWE:912
High: 03:00 am (2.18 m); Low: 09:00 am (0.63 m); High: 02:50 pm (2.05 m); Low: 09:10 pm (0.1 m);
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Mon 27 SepRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
4h81.71.82.212SWN:78
10h71.51.72.012SWN:1517
16h81.41.61.912SWN:78
22h81.51.62.013SWE:810
High: 03:40 am (2.22 m); Low: 09:40 am (0.69 m); High: 03:20 pm (2.03 m); Low: 09:50 pm (0.07 m);
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Tue 28 SepRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
4h91.71.92.414SWNE:68
10h102.02.02.614SWNE:56
16h92.12.22.814SWSE:1012
22h92.02.22.614SWSE:56
High: 04:30 am (2.21 m); Low: 10:20 am (0.76 m); High: 04:00 pm (1.98 m); Low: 10:30 pm (0.08 m);
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Wed 29 SepRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
4h91.82.12.413SWE:912
10h91.72.02.313SWE:68
16h81.82.02.413SWSE:1012
22h82.12.42.612SWE:78
High: 05:10 am (2.18 m); Low: 11:00 am (0.84 m); High: 04:40 pm (1.91 m); Low: 11:10 pm (0.13 m);
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Thu 30 SepRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
4h72.22.52.812SWNW:1216
10h62.12.32.713SWNW:1517
16h62.12.22.613SWW:810

Forecast updated at 12:34 Friday 24 September (Australia/Victoria local time)

Current sea temperature

Flinders Beach sea temperature: 12°C

Recommended layers: 5/4 Wetsuit

Sunrise and sunset for today

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