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Surf forecast for Piha

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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 15:50 Friday 26 April (Pacific/Auckland local time)

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Forecast updated at 15:50 Friday 26 April (Pacific/Auckland local time)

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Fri 26 AprRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h31.21.41.919SWSW:1214
9h41.61.82.518SWSW:1216
15h42.02.22.917SWSW:1214
21h52.12.32.915SWW:910
High: 02:10 am (2.63 m); Low: 08:30 am (1.03 m); High: 02:40 pm (2.41 m); Low: 08:50 pm (1.06 m);
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Sat 27 AprRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h62.12.22.915SWW:78
9h72.12.22.814SWNW:810
15h62.22.32.914SWNW:1114
21h72.22.43.015SWNW:1012
High: 03:20 am (2.49 m); Low: 09:40 am (1.13 m); High: 03:50 pm (2.31 m); Low: 10:00 pm (1.16 m);
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Sun 28 AprRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h72.52.73.315SWNW:1216
9h73.03.23.916SWSW:810
15h63.43.54.518SWSW:1012
21h63.43.54.517SWW:810
High: 04:30 am (2.44 m); Low: 10:50 am (1.14 m); High: 05:10 pm (2.3 m); Low: 11:10 pm (1.16 m);
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Mon 29 AprRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h63.33.44.317SWNW:1417
9h43.13.44.016SWW:2125
15h33.23.54.115SWSW:1923
21h23.33.64.115SWSW:1721
High: 05:30 am (2.47 m); Low: 12:00 pm (1.08 m); High: 06:10 pm (2.38 m);
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Tue 30 AprRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h33.43.64.215SWSW:1619
9h43.33.54.114SWSW:1417
15h43.13.33.814SWS:1316
21h62.83.03.514SWS:810
Low: 12:10 am (1.09 m); High: 06:30 am (2.55 m); Low: 12:50 pm (0.96 m); High: 07:00 pm (2.5 m);
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Wed 1 MayRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h82.52.73.113SWE:44
9h92.22.32.813SWNE:46
15h81.92.12.513SWW:56
21h91.71.92.313SWSE:12
Low: 01:00 am (0.99 m); High: 07:10 am (2.66 m); Low: 01:30 pm (0.83 m); High: 07:40 pm (2.64 m);
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Thu 2 MayRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h91.61.72.112SWNW:22
9h91.41.51.912SWN:34
15h71.31.41.812SWW:78

Forecast updated at 15:50 Friday 26 April (Pacific/Auckland local time)

Current sea temperature

Piha sea temperature: 19°C

Recommended layers: Spring Suit

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