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Surf forecast for Princetown

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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 05:51 Monday 16 September (Australia/Victoria local time)

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Forecast updated at 05:51 Monday 16 September (Australia/Victoria local time)

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Mon 16 SepRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
4h13.94.34.916SWSW:1519
10h24.04.44.815SWSW:1417
16h43.94.24.715SWS:1114
22h53.53.94.314SWS:910
High: 12:50 am (0.92 m); Low: 06:40 am (0.37 m); High: 12:50 pm (1.06 m); Low: 07:10 pm (0.3 m);
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Tue 17 SepRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
4h73.23.53.914SWSE:46
10h83.13.43.713SWSE:34
16h82.93.13.513SWSE:78
22h92.62.83.213SWNE:56
High: 01:20 am (1 m); Low: 07:20 am (0.4 m); High: 01:10 pm (1.05 m); Low: 07:30 pm (0.23 m);
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Wed 18 SepRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
4h92.52.73.113SWNE:78
10h93.13.24.016SWN:710
16h93.63.84.616SWSE:710
22h104.14.25.419SWN:810
High: 02:00 am (1.06 m); Low: 07:50 am (0.44 m); High: 01:30 pm (1.02 m); Low: 08:00 pm (0.17 m);
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Thu 19 SepRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
4h103.73.94.818SWN:1114
10h93.23.74.116SWN:1517
16h82.83.33.616SWN:1721
22h82.42.73.115SWN:1619
High: 02:40 am (1.1 m); Low: 08:20 am (0.5 m); High: 01:50 pm (0.99 m); Low: 08:20 pm (0.13 m);
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Fri 20 SepRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
4h82.12.32.815SWNW:1114
10h72.02.52.614SWNW:1012
16h52.22.82.813SWW:1316
22h52.73.13.413WW:912
High: 03:10 am (1.11 m); Low: 09:00 am (0.57 m); High: 02:10 pm (0.96 m); Low: 08:50 pm (0.11 m);
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Sat 21 SepRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
4h73.33.64.115WNW:810
10h73.73.94.616SWW:810
16h63.63.84.516SWSW:1012
22h73.33.54.115SWSW:66
High: 03:50 am (1.09 m); Low: 09:30 am (0.65 m); High: 02:20 pm (0.94 m); Low: 09:20 pm (0.12 m);
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Sun 22 SepRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
4h73.03.23.815SWSW:56
10h72.72.93.414SWW:78
16h72.52.73.114SWW:810

Forecast updated at 05:51 Monday 16 September (Australia/Victoria local time)

Current sea temperature

Princetown sea temperature: 13°C

Recommended layers: 4/3 Wetsuit

Sunrise and sunset for today

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06:3018:14