Surf forecast for Fitzroy Beach

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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 09:53 Sunday 21 September (Pacific/Auckland local time)

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Forecast updated at 09:53 Sunday 21 September (Pacific/Auckland local time)

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Sun 21 SepRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h92.22.52.813WSW:34
9h102.32.53.014WSE:1216
15h82.32.63.014WW:912
21h52.12.52.713WW:1823
Low: 01:40 am (1.02 m); High: 07:50 am (2.8 m); Low: 02:00 pm (0.96 m); High: 08:10 pm (2.97 m);
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Mon 22 SepRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h32.12.82.810WW:2633
9h33.23.83.812WSW:2531
15h42.63.03.213WS:2227
21h62.12.32.813WS:1114
Low: 02:20 am (0.88 m); High: 08:30 am (2.93 m); Low: 02:40 pm (0.84 m); High: 08:50 pm (3.09 m);
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Tue 23 SepRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h71.81.92.413WS:1012
9h71.51.72.113WW:810
15h51.41.81.913WW:2125
21h31.31.91.913WSW:1821
Low: 03:00 am (0.75 m); High: 09:10 am (3.05 m); Low: 03:10 pm (0.72 m); High: 09:20 pm (3.19 m);
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Wed 24 SepRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h21.31.81.813WSW:1923
9h21.21.61.610SWSW:1821
15h21.01.51.513SWSW:1923
21h31.01.51.614SWSW:1417
Low: 03:30 am (0.63 m); High: 09:40 am (3.16 m); Low: 03:40 pm (0.62 m); High: 09:50 pm (3.28 m);
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Thu 25 SepRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h41.11.41.817WW:1012
9h51.21.41.917WW:810
15h41.21.41.916WW:1214
21h51.21.41.815WW:810
Low: 04:00 am (0.53 m); High: 10:10 am (3.26 m); Low: 04:20 pm (0.55 m); High: 10:20 pm (3.35 m);
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Fri 26 SepRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h51.11.31.715WNW:1012
9h51.11.41.614WN:1417
15h41.01.51.513WN:1823
21h30.91.81.813WN:2025
Low: 04:40 am (0.47 m); High: 10:40 am (3.32 m); Low: 04:50 pm (0.51 m); High: 11:00 pm (3.37 m);
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Sat 27 SepRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h21.12.22.27WN:2127
9h21.83.13.18WN:2735
15h22.02.72.79WSW:2025

Forecast updated at 09:53 Sunday 21 September (Pacific/Auckland local time)

Current sea temperature

Fitzroy Beach sea temperature: 14°C

Recommended layers: 4/3 Wetsuit

Sunrise and sunset for today

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06:1818:15

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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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