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Boating forecast for Cape Campbell

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  1. Extremely useful for viewing the forecast at a glance. You can quickly tell when the conditions are likely to better for boating and fishing.
  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 spots you want the wind to be light (0 - 10 kts) for ocean conditions to be comfortable.
  4. The Sea height is the total wave height which includes both swell and chop. This is the most critical variable when looking at this forecast since a big sea height could be hazardous to boats or fishing off rocks etc. Swell refers to the height of the swell. The smaller the better. Chop refers to the height of the ocean chop. The less chop, the more comfortable conditions will be.
  5. The greater the swell period, the more comfortable the conditions are likely to be. It is believed sea sickness is triggered by a swell period around 5-6 seconds. However, the ocean chop can also cause sea sickness, so be aware of that too, especially if sea direction is considerably different to swell direction.
  6. Swell direction is represented by the origin of the swell. A westerly swell is moving to the east.
  7. Sea direction is represented by the origin of the chop. If there is not much chop this is not such a factor. However, you should check this variable if there is substantial chop, since if the swell direction is opposing the sea direction and swell and chop height are over 1 m, conditions could be rough.
  8. SwellMap presents tides as LAT (Lowest Astronomical Tide), which is the height above the lowest tidal water level

Forecast updated at 15:52 Sunday 23 September (Pacific/Auckland local time)

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Forecast updated at 15:52 Sunday 23 September (Pacific/Auckland local time)

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Sun 23 SepRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
3h71.00.60.713SE--N:78
9h41.00.70.710SESN:1519
15h31.10.60.810SENN:2227
21h41.00.60.79SENN:912
High: 04:00 am (1.34 m); Low: 10:10 am (0.48 m); High: 04:20 pm (1.44 m); Low: 10:40 pm (0.45 m);
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Mon 24 SepRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
3h40.90.60.715SSWS:1214
9h60.90.60.710SESWNW:22
15h71.10.51.08SENWE:46
21h41.30.61.17SSS:2735
High: 04:40 am (1.36 m); Low: 10:50 am (0.46 m); High: 05:00 pm (1.45 m); Low: 11:20 pm (0.42 m);
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Tue 25 SepRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
3h32.81.32.57SSS:3547
9h23.72.42.89SSS:2633
15h31.91.31.48SESSE:912
21h41.51.01.18SENWNW:1012
High: 05:20 am (1.38 m); Low: 11:40 am (0.42 m); High: 05:40 pm (1.47 m);
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Wed 26 SepRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
3h31.30.81.08SENWW:1821
9h31.51.11.014SWW:1214
15h22.52.21.114SSESE:2025
21h22.72.31.314S--S:1216
Low: 12:10 am (0.38 m); High: 06:10 am (1.42 m); Low: 12:20 pm (0.38 m); High: 06:30 pm (1.5 m);
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Thu 27 SepRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
3h22.52.21.214S--SW:1012
9h32.42.11.114S--SW:78
15h32.22.01.014S--E:56
21h42.01.80.913S--SE:22
Low: 12:50 am (0.34 m); High: 06:50 am (1.47 m); Low: 01:10 pm (0.33 m); High: 07:10 pm (1.53 m);
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Fri 28 SepRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
3h42.01.80.913S--NW:68
9h41.91.70.813S--N:1214
15h31.91.61.012SSWN:1721
21h31.91.51.112SSN:1316
Low: 01:30 am (0.31 m); High: 07:30 am (1.52 m); Low: 01:50 pm (0.29 m); High: 08:00 pm (1.55 m);
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Sat 29 SepRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
3h31.71.40.912SNNW:1417
9h21.71.31.111SNWNW:1519
15h21.81.11.411SNNW:2329

Forecast updated at 15:52 Sunday 23 September (Pacific/Auckland local time)

Current sea temperature

Cape Campbell sea temperature: 11°C

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