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Surf forecast for Schnappes The Desert

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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 16:50 Friday 19 October (Pacific/Auckland local time)

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Forecast updated at 16:50 Friday 19 October (Pacific/Auckland local time)

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Fri 19 OctRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
4h71.31.61.69SN:68
10h92.02.22.715SN:912
16h92.42.63.215SNW:1923
22h92.42.53.115SNW:1821
High: 01:40 am (1.35 m); Low: 07:40 am (0.43 m); High: 02:00 pm (1.42 m); Low: 08:10 pm (0.4 m);
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Sat 20 OctRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
4h92.02.22.714SNW:1923
10h81.71.92.313SNW:1721
16h81.61.82.112SNW:1821
22h81.41.61.912SNW:1519
High: 02:20 am (1.35 m); Low: 08:30 am (0.44 m); High: 02:40 pm (1.42 m); Low: 09:00 pm (0.4 m);
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Sun 21 OctRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
4h81.21.41.712SNW:1316
10h81.01.21.513SNW:810
16h70.91.11.313SW:810
22h80.81.01.212SN:44
High: 03:10 am (1.35 m); Low: 09:10 am (0.43 m); High: 03:20 pm (1.42 m); Low: 09:40 pm (0.39 m);
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Mon 22 OctRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
4h80.81.01.110SN:46
10h80.81.01.110SN:22
16h70.91.11.210SE:68
22h70.91.11.210SNE:910
High: 03:50 am (1.36 m); Low: 10:00 am (0.41 m); High: 04:10 pm (1.43 m); Low: 10:20 pm (0.37 m);
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Tue 23 OctRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
4h70.91.11.29SN:68
10h80.81.01.19SNW:56
16h80.71.01.19SNW:912
22h80.70.91.09WNW:1417
High: 04:30 am (1.39 m); Low: 10:40 am (0.38 m); High: 04:50 pm (1.45 m); Low: 11:10 pm (0.35 m);
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Wed 24 OctRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
4h80.50.81.015WNW:2227
10h80.50.70.915WNW:2025
16h80.50.70.811WNW:2025
22h60.40.60.711WNW:2329
High: 05:10 am (1.43 m); Low: 11:30 am (0.35 m); High: 05:40 pm (1.47 m); Low: 11:50 pm (0.32 m);
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Thu 25 OctRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
4h40.30.50.610WNW:2329
10h30.30.40.513WNW:1923
16h20.20.50.513WS:1923

Forecast updated at 16:50 Friday 19 October (Pacific/Auckland local time)

Current sea temperature

Schnappes The Desert sea temperature: 13°C

Recommended layers: 4/3 Wetsuit

Sunrise and sunset for today

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