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Surf forecast for Makara

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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 03:50 Tuesday 17 July (Pacific/Auckland local time)

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Forecast updated at 03:50 Tuesday 17 July (Pacific/Auckland local time)

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Tue 17 JulRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h10.41.51.56NWNW:1621
9h10.41.41.45NWNW:1721
15h10.31.01.07NWNW:78
21h20.21.01.04NWE:34
Low: 05:40 am (0.2 m); High: 12:20 pm (1.03 m); Low: 05:40 pm (0.23 m);
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Wed 18 JulRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h30.10.70.76NWS:78
9h20.10.40.47NWN:12
15h20.10.40.46NWN:1316
21h20.10.40.46NWNW:1012
High: 12:40 am (1.1 m); Low: 06:10 am (0.22 m); High: 01:10 pm (0.98 m); Low: 06:20 pm (0.26 m);
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Thu 19 JulRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h20.10.50.54NWNW:1014
9h20.10.90.94NWN:1417
15h20.20.60.68NWN:910
21h20.20.60.621NWNE:912
High: 01:20 am (1.05 m); Low: 06:50 am (0.26 m); High: 01:50 pm (0.93 m); Low: 07:00 pm (0.3 m);
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Fri 20 JulRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h20.30.60.620NWNE:78
9h40.30.70.719NWNE:68
15h30.30.70.719NWN:1216
21h20.30.90.97NWN:1619
High: 02:10 am (0.98 m); Low: 07:30 am (0.31 m); High: 02:40 pm (0.88 m); Low: 07:40 pm (0.35 m);
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Sat 21 JulRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h20.31.41.45NWN:1923
9h20.31.71.75NWNW:2329
15h20.72.42.47NWN:2633
21h22.03.83.88NWN:3343
High: 03:00 am (0.91 m); Low: 08:20 am (0.38 m); High: 03:30 pm (0.83 m); Low: 08:30 pm (0.42 m);
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Sun 22 JulRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h21.82.82.89NWNW:2127
9h21.22.22.28NWW:1721
15h20.91.81.87NWW:1619
21h20.81.41.410NWW:1114
High: 03:50 am (0.85 m); Low: 09:10 am (0.44 m); High: 04:40 pm (0.8 m); Low: 09:40 pm (0.48 m);
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Mon 23 JulRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h50.60.80.910NWS:66
9h60.50.80.89NWS:56
15h40.40.50.69NWS:78

Forecast updated at 03:50 Tuesday 17 July (Pacific/Auckland local time)

Current sea temperature

Makara sea temperature: 13°C

Recommended layers: 4/3 Wetsuit

Sunrise and sunset for today

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07:4517:08