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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 15:14 Wednesday 27 January (Pacific/Auckland local time)

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Forecast updated at 15:14 Wednesday 27 January (Pacific/Auckland local time)

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Wed 27 JanRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
4h32.03.23.29SWNE:3039
10h32.23.43.410WNE:3141
16h22.93.93.910WW:1821
22h32.53.13.110WNW:78
Low: 05:10 am (0.66 m); High: 11:10 am (2.09 m); Low: 05:30 pm (0.52 m); High: 11:40 pm (2.05 m);
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Thu 28 JanRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
4h22.43.03.010WW:1721
10h23.03.63.610WSW:2431
16h23.23.83.811SWSW:2633
22h22.73.33.311SWS:1721
Low: 05:50 am (0.58 m); High: 12:00 pm (2.18 m); Low: 06:20 pm (0.42 m);
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Fri 29 JanRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
4h32.12.62.611SWS:1214
10h31.72.12.110SWS:1316
16h21.42.42.410SWSW:2835
22h21.22.02.09SWS:1114
High: 12:30 am (2.12 m); Low: 06:30 am (0.49 m); High: 12:40 pm (2.26 m); Low: 07:00 pm (0.33 m);
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Sat 30 JanRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
4h41.01.51.59SWSE:810
10h60.91.31.39SWNE:56
16h71.01.31.615SWN:2127
22h71.21.62.121SWN:1721
High: 01:10 am (2.19 m); Low: 07:10 am (0.43 m); High: 01:20 pm (2.32 m); Low: 07:40 pm (0.26 m);
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Sun 31 JanRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
4h81.61.92.520SWN:1823
10h81.82.12.718SWNE:1923
16h81.82.42.718SWN:2229
22h81.82.32.617SWNE:1923
High: 01:50 am (2.23 m); Low: 08:00 am (0.39 m); High: 02:00 pm (2.36 m); Low: 08:20 pm (0.23 m);
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Mon 1 FebRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
4h82.12.52.916SWNE:1721
10h92.22.63.015SWNE:1316
16h91.92.32.715SWN:1114
22h91.61.92.315SWNE:1114
High: 02:40 am (2.24 m); Low: 08:40 am (0.37 m); High: 02:50 pm (2.35 m); Low: 09:10 pm (0.25 m);
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Tue 2 FebRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
4h91.41.82.014SWNE:1114
10h91.31.81.913SWNE:1721
16h81.31.71.913SWNE:1519

Forecast updated at 15:14 Wednesday 27 January (Pacific/Auckland local time)

Current sea temperature

Fiordland sea temperature: 15°C

Recommended layers: 4/3 Wetsuit

Sunrise and sunset for today

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