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Surf forecast for Opunake

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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 03:51 Wednesday 20 June (Pacific/Auckland local time)

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Forecast updated at 03:51 Wednesday 20 June (Pacific/Auckland local time)

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Wed 20 JunRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h11.42.22.27SSE:1821
9h41.32.02.017SWSE:1823
15h31.22.32.311SSE:2025
21h51.22.02.016SWSE:1619
High: 02:40 am (3.15 m); Low: 09:00 am (0.72 m); High: 03:10 pm (2.93 m); Low: 09:30 pm (0.81 m);
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Thu 21 JunRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h51.22.02.015SWSE:1619
9h51.22.12.115SWSE:1517
15h51.12.02.015SWSE:1417
21h61.11.91.915SWSE:1114
High: 03:40 am (3.05 m); Low: 10:10 am (0.79 m); High: 04:20 pm (2.85 m); Low: 10:40 pm (0.89 m);
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Fri 22 JunRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h71.21.61.815SWSE:810
9h81.21.41.815SWSE:46
15h91.21.31.814SWW:22
21h91.21.31.714SWNW:810
High: 04:50 am (2.98 m); Low: 11:20 am (0.81 m); High: 05:30 pm (2.84 m); Low: 11:40 pm (0.9 m);
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Sat 23 JunRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h81.11.31.613SWW:78
9h61.01.41.513SWW:1012
15h41.01.61.613SWW:1216
21h31.01.71.77SWW:1114
High: 05:50 am (2.98 m); Low: 12:20 pm (0.77 m); High: 06:30 pm (2.89 m);
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Sun 24 JunRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h30.91.61.612SWNW:1216
9h21.01.91.97WNW:1519
15h21.32.22.27WNW:1721
21h21.62.42.48WNW:1721
Low: 12:50 am (0.88 m); High: 06:50 am (3 m); Low: 01:20 pm (0.72 m); High: 07:30 pm (2.96 m);
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Mon 25 JunRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h22.02.72.79SWW:1417
9h32.32.82.810SWW:1114
15h42.63.03.415SWNW:1316
21h42.83.23.615SWNW:1619
Low: 01:40 am (0.82 m); High: 07:50 am (3.04 m); Low: 02:10 pm (0.66 m); High: 08:20 pm (3.04 m);
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Tue 26 JunRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h33.03.63.815SWW:1823
9h33.03.53.815SWW:1316
15h22.73.23.414SWW:1619

Forecast updated at 03:51 Wednesday 20 June (Pacific/Auckland local time)

Current sea temperature

Opunake sea temperature: 15°C

Recommended layers: 4/3 Wetsuit

Sunrise and sunset for today

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