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 17:05 Saturday 25 October (Pacific/Auckland local time)

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Forecast updated at 17:05 Saturday 25 October (Pacific/Auckland local time)

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Sat 25 OctRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
4h20.30.70.75SNW:1619
10h20.30.60.611SES:1114
16h20.30.40.511ENE:810
22h20.20.30.411EW:1214
Low: 02:20 am (0.35 m); High: 08:20 am (1.92 m); Low: 02:40 pm (0.4 m); High: 08:40 pm (1.93 m);
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Sun 26 OctRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
4h20.20.30.411ESW:1316
10h20.20.20.411EW:1214
16h20.20.30.412EW:1721
22h20.20.30.412EW:1316
Low: 03:00 am (0.3 m); High: 09:10 am (1.98 m); Low: 03:20 pm (0.35 m); High: 09:20 pm (1.97 m);
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Mon 27 OctRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
4h20.20.30.412ENW:1517
10h20.20.60.612NNW:2125
16h20.20.70.76NNW:1923
22h20.20.80.87NW:1316
Low: 03:40 am (0.25 m); High: 09:50 am (2.04 m); Low: 04:10 pm (0.32 m); High: 10:10 pm (1.99 m);
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Tue 28 OctRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
4h20.20.50.57NSE:1012
10h20.20.50.511EE:912
16h20.20.70.74NENE:1417
22h20.20.70.75NN:1417
Low: 04:20 am (0.23 m); High: 10:30 am (2.07 m); Low: 04:50 pm (0.3 m); High: 10:50 pm (1.99 m);
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Wed 29 OctRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
4h20.20.70.75NNW:1417
10h20.20.70.76NNW:1214
16h20.20.60.66NNW:1316
22h20.20.60.67NNW:1923
Low: 05:10 am (0.23 m); High: 11:20 am (2.08 m); Low: 05:40 pm (0.29 m); High: 11:40 pm (1.97 m);
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Thu 30 OctRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
4h20.30.70.77NWW:2633
10h20.20.50.59WW:2329
16h20.10.50.52SWW:2533
22h20.10.20.22SWW:1721
Low: 06:00 am (0.24 m); High: 12:10 pm (2.07 m); Low: 06:30 pm (0.3 m);
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Fri 31 OctRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
4h20.10.20.22WW:1823
10h20.10.30.32WW:1823
16h20.10.30.32WW:1923

Forecast updated at 17:05 Saturday 25 October (Pacific/Auckland local time)

Current sea temperature

Waihi Beach sea temperature: 16°C

Recommended layers: 3/2 Wetsuit

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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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