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Surf forecast for Frigates

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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 15:54 Thursday 30 July (Pacific/Fiji local time)

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Forecast updated at 15:54 Thursday 30 July (Pacific/Fiji local time)

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Thu 30 JulRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h50.60.71.117SWSE:2227
9h60.80.91.416SWE:1721
15h61.31.41.915SWSE:1823
21h61.71.82.415SWSE:2127
High: 05:10 am (1.7 m); Low: 11:40 am (0.25 m); High: 05:50 pm (1.55 m); Low: 11:50 pm (0.45 m);
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Fri 31 JulRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h62.02.02.714SWSE:2125
9h62.02.12.713SWE:2127
15h61.92.02.613SWE:1923
21h61.81.92.313SWE:2227
High: 05:50 am (1.75 m); Low: 12:20 pm (0.19 m);
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Sat 1 AugRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h61.61.72.112SWE:1721
9h61.51.62.012SWE:2025
15h61.41.51.912SWSE:2429
21h61.51.52.319SWSE:2127
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Sun 2 AugRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h71.61.62.418SWE:1619
9h71.61.62.417SWSE:2329
15h71.61.72.416SWSE:2125
21h61.61.72.316SWSE:2125
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Mon 3 AugRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h61.51.62.215SWE:2329
9h61.51.62.115SWE:2429
15h61.41.62.115SWE:2227
21h71.41.52.115SWE:2127
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Tue 4 AugRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h71.41.52.015SWE:2025
9h71.31.42.014SWE:2127
15h71.21.31.814SWE:2125
21h71.21.21.713SWE:2025
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Wed 5 AugRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h71.11.21.713SWE:2025
9h81.31.31.916SWE:2125
15h81.41.52.217SWE:1821

Forecast updated at 15:54 Thursday 30 July (Pacific/Fiji local time)

Current sea temperature

Frigates sea temperature: 24°C

Recommended layers: Boardies and bikinis

Sunrise and sunset for today

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06:3917:50

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Rating information for Surfing

10A green rating between 7 and 10 indicates good quality surf, based on a long swell period, little or no wind, and swell height greater than a metre. If the wind is quite strong, then it will be an offshore wind.
6An orange rating between 4 and 6 indicates reasonable surf conditions, although possibly affected by light-fair onshore winds, and a lower swell period e.g. 8-10 seconds.
1A red rating between 1 and 3 suggests poor conditions such as strong onshore winds, a low swell period and a small swell height, all of which can make surfing more difficult.
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