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 09:52 Friday 19 December (Pacific/Fiji local time)

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Forecast updated at 09:52 Friday 19 December (Pacific/Fiji local time)

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Fri 19 DecRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h60.70.81.212SWE:1519
9h60.70.71.112SWE:1923
15h60.60.71.012SWE:2329
21h40.60.60.912SWE:1923
High: 04:10 am (1.38 m); Low: 10:00 am (0.55 m); High: 04:20 pm (1.62 m); Low: 10:50 pm (0.37 m);
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Sat 20 DecRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h30.50.60.912SWE:1619
9h20.50.60.812SWE:2025
15h20.50.60.812SWE:2125
21h20.50.60.914SWE:2125
High: 05:00 am (1.44 m); Low: 10:50 am (0.52 m); High: 05:00 pm (1.69 m); Low: 11:30 pm (0.29 m);
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Sun 21 DecRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h20.50.60.915SWE:2125
9h20.50.61.015SWE:2025
15h40.60.71.014SWE:2227
21h50.60.71.013SWE:2127
High: 05:40 am (1.5 m); Low: 11:40 am (0.49 m); High: 05:50 pm (1.73 m);
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Mon 22 DecRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h60.70.71.113SWE:2227
9h70.70.71.112SWE:2429
15h70.70.71.012SWE:2227
21h70.60.71.012SWE:2227
Low: 12:20 am (0.22 m); High: 06:30 am (1.56 m); Low: 12:20 pm (0.45 m); High: 06:30 pm (1.77 m);
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Tue 23 DecRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h70.60.71.012SWE:2229
9h70.60.70.912SWE:2431
15h40.60.60.912SWE:2227
21h30.50.60.812SWE:2431
Low: 01:00 am (0.17 m); High: 07:20 am (1.6 m); Low: 01:10 pm (0.42 m); High: 07:20 pm (1.79 m);
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Wed 24 DecRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h20.50.60.812SWE:2429
9h20.50.60.812SWE:2329
15h20.50.60.812SWE:2329
21h20.50.60.812SWE:2329
Low: 01:50 am (0.14 m); High: 08:10 am (1.63 m); Low: 02:00 pm (0.41 m); High: 08:10 pm (1.78 m);
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Thu 25 DecRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h20.50.60.915SWE:2329
9h20.50.60.815SWE:2429
15h20.40.50.713SWE:2329

Forecast updated at 09:52 Friday 19 December (Pacific/Fiji local time)

Current sea temperature

Frigates sea temperature: 28°C

Recommended layers: Boardies and bikinis

Sunrise and sunset for today

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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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