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Surf forecast for Riversdale 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 10:50 Friday 23 February (Pacific/Auckland local time)

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Forecast updated at 10:50 Friday 23 February (Pacific/Auckland local time)

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Fri 23 FebRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
4h71.11.31.510SW:56
10h81.01.21.310SW:22
16h60.91.21.39SE:912
22h60.91.21.29SNE:68
Low: 05:50 am (0.21 m); High: 12:00 pm (1.62 m); Low: 06:20 pm (0.21 m);
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Sat 24 FebRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
4h70.91.21.310SNW:44
10h81.11.31.511SNW:34
16h71.31.41.712SE:1114
22h81.41.61.912SN:1114
High: 12:30 am (1.65 m); Low: 06:50 am (0.2 m); High: 01:00 pm (1.62 m); Low: 07:10 pm (0.19 m);
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Sun 25 FebRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
4h91.51.72.113SNW:1214
10h91.51.72.114SNW:1114
16h91.41.61.913SNW:1619
22h91.11.31.612SNW:1417
High: 01:20 am (1.68 m); Low: 07:40 am (0.18 m); High: 01:50 pm (1.63 m); Low: 08:10 pm (0.18 m);
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Mon 26 FebRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
4h80.81.01.211SNW:1316
10h80.70.91.011SNW:1014
16h70.50.80.810SNW:1114
22h50.50.90.96NEN:810
High: 02:20 am (1.72 m); Low: 08:40 am (0.16 m); High: 02:50 pm (1.64 m); Low: 09:00 pm (0.15 m);
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Tue 27 FebRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
4h30.61.01.07NENW:1619
10h40.71.01.012SW:1316
16h50.91.21.312SS:910
22h41.72.12.212SSW:1923
High: 03:20 am (1.74 m); Low: 09:40 am (0.15 m); High: 03:50 pm (1.65 m); Low: 10:00 pm (0.13 m);
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Wed 28 FebRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
4h42.32.62.812SSW:2227
10h32.52.93.012SSW:1925
16h22.22.82.812SS:1721
22h22.12.72.711SS:1214
High: 04:20 am (1.77 m); Low: 10:40 am (0.13 m); High: 04:40 pm (1.66 m); Low: 11:00 pm (0.12 m);
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Thu 1 MarRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
4h31.92.82.811SSE:810
10h21.72.72.710SE:1316
16h21.52.52.58SEE:1216

Forecast updated at 10:50 Friday 23 February (Pacific/Auckland local time)

Current sea temperature

Riversdale Beach sea temperature: 19°C

Recommended layers: Spring Suit

Sunrise and sunset for today

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06:5120:06