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Surf forecast for Waihi 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 16:57 Sunday 1 February (Pacific/Auckland local time)

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Forecast updated at 16:57 Sunday 1 February (Pacific/Auckland local time)

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Sun 1 FebRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
4h40.60.80.88EN:1012
10h40.50.80.88ENE:810
16h30.50.90.98EN:1214
22h30.50.90.98EN:810
High: 05:40 am (1.91 m); Low: 11:50 am (0.49 m); High: 05:50 pm (1.84 m);
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Mon 2 FebRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
4h30.60.90.99NEN:1114
10h40.60.90.99NEN:1012
16h30.61.11.19NEN:1721
22h30.61.01.09NENW:1114
Low: 12:10 am (0.35 m); High: 06:30 am (1.92 m); Low: 12:40 pm (0.48 m); High: 06:50 pm (1.83 m);
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Tue 3 FebRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
4h40.60.90.99NENW:1417
10h50.60.80.99NEW:1417
16h60.60.70.89NEW:1517
22h60.50.70.89NEW:1317
Low: 01:00 am (0.35 m); High: 07:20 am (1.94 m); Low: 01:30 pm (0.47 m); High: 07:40 pm (1.83 m);
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Wed 4 FebRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
4h40.50.60.89NESW:1012
10h30.50.60.89NEW:810
16h40.50.70.89NENW:1012
22h50.50.70.89NEW:1012
Low: 01:50 am (0.36 m); High: 08:10 am (1.95 m); Low: 02:20 pm (0.45 m); High: 08:20 pm (1.83 m);
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Thu 5 FebRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
4h60.50.70.810EW:710
10h70.50.70.710ENW:68
16h60.51.11.16NEW:810
22h50.51.01.07NENW:78
Low: 02:30 am (0.37 m); High: 08:50 am (1.95 m); Low: 03:00 pm (0.44 m); High: 09:10 pm (1.82 m);
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Fri 6 FebRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
4h50.40.80.87NESW:1214
10h50.40.70.77NESW:1417
16h50.40.70.77NESW:1519
22h50.40.70.77NESW:1517
Low: 03:20 am (0.39 m); High: 09:30 am (1.94 m); Low: 03:40 pm (0.43 m); High: 09:50 pm (1.82 m);
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Sat 7 FebRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
4h40.40.70.77NESE:1012
10h40.50.70.88NESE:912
16h30.60.90.98NENE:710

Forecast updated at 16:57 Sunday 1 February (Pacific/Auckland local time)

Current sea temperature

Waihi Beach sea temperature: 22°C

Recommended layers: Shorty

Sunrise and sunset for today

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Rating information for Surfing

10A green rating between 7 and 10 indicates good quality surf, based on a long swell period, little or no wind, and swell height greater than a metre. If the wind is quite strong, then it will be an offshore wind.
6An orange rating between 4 and 6 indicates reasonable surf conditions, although possibly affected by light-fair onshore winds, and a lower swell period e.g. 8-10 seconds.
1A red rating between 1 and 3 suggests poor conditions such as strong onshore winds, a low swell period and a small swell height, all of which can make surfing more difficult.
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