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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 03:50 Friday 17 July (Pacific/Auckland local time)

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Forecast updated at 03:50 Friday 17 July (Pacific/Auckland local time)

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Fri 17 JulRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h101.81.92.515WNE:810
9h101.71.82.212WNE:910
15h101.61.72.214WNE:78
21h101.51.72.214WNE:1214
High: 06:10 am (2.53 m); Low: 12:30 pm (0.84 m); High: 06:50 pm (2.6 m);
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Sat 18 JulRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h101.51.62.115WNE:912
9h91.41.62.218SWE:1316
15h91.41.52.116WE:1417
21h91.31.42.016SWE:1517
Low: 12:50 am (0.98 m); High: 07:00 am (2.62 m); Low: 01:10 pm (0.73 m); High: 07:40 pm (2.73 m);
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Sun 19 JulRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h91.21.31.816SWE:1316
9h91.11.21.715SWE:1216
15h91.11.21.717SWE:910
21h91.11.31.920SWE:1316
Low: 01:40 am (0.86 m); High: 07:50 am (2.71 m); Low: 02:00 pm (0.61 m); High: 08:20 pm (2.88 m);
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Mon 20 JulRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h91.11.31.919SWE:1114
9h91.21.31.918SWE:1114
15h101.21.31.918SWNE:1114
21h101.21.31.917SWNE:78
Low: 02:30 am (0.73 m); High: 08:30 am (2.82 m); Low: 02:40 pm (0.49 m); High: 09:00 pm (3.01 m);
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Tue 21 JulRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h101.21.21.916SWN:910
9h81.11.21.816SWNW:1012
15h51.01.21.615SWW:1619
21h31.11.91.915WW:2531
Low: 03:10 am (0.61 m); High: 09:20 am (2.9 m); Low: 03:30 pm (0.41 m); High: 09:50 pm (3.1 m);
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Wed 22 JulRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h22.63.63.69WW:3039
9h23.84.64.613SWSW:2735
15h24.14.84.913SWSW:2735
21h24.04.54.814SWSW:2127
Low: 04:00 am (0.51 m); High: 10:00 am (2.96 m); Low: 04:10 pm (0.34 m); High: 10:30 pm (3.17 m);
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Thu 23 JulRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h23.84.34.514SWSW:1923
9h23.53.94.214SWSW:1417
15h33.23.53.813SWSW:1216

Forecast updated at 03:50 Friday 17 July (Pacific/Auckland local time)

Current sea temperature

The Bluff sea temperature: 16°C

Recommended layers: 3/2 Wetsuit

Sunrise and sunset for today

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07:3517:33