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Surf forecast for Whangapoua (Great Barrier Island)

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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 09:50 Tuesday 23 July (Pacific/Auckland local time)

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Forecast updated at 09:50 Tuesday 23 July (Pacific/Auckland local time)

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Tue 23 JulRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h70.60.71.012ESW:1417
9h80.70.71.012ESW:1316
15h80.80.91.212ESW:1214
21h81.01.01.411ESW:1619
Low: 05:20 am (10.14 m); High: 11:20 am (11.4 m); Low: 05:30 pm (10.16 m); High: 11:40 pm (11.54 m);
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Wed 24 JulRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h81.21.21.712ESW:1316
9h81.41.41.913ESW:1316
15h81.51.52.114ES:710
21h81.61.72.315ES:910
Low: 06:10 am (10.16 m); High: 12:10 pm (11.38 m); Low: 06:10 pm (10.2 m);
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Thu 25 JulRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h91.71.72.415ES:46
9h91.61.72.315ENE:22
15h81.61.62.215ENE:1014
21h81.51.52.114EN:1012
High: 12:30 am (11.51 m); Low: 06:50 am (10.16 m); High: 01:00 pm (11.37 m); Low: 07:00 pm (10.23 m);
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Fri 26 JulRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h61.41.52.014ENE:1417
9h51.31.41.914ENE:1316
15h31.31.61.914ENE:1923
21h21.41.62.015EE:2025
High: 01:10 am (11.49 m); Low: 07:40 am (10.16 m); High: 01:50 pm (11.39 m); Low: 08:00 pm (10.25 m);
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Sat 27 JulRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h21.41.72.015EE:2025
9h21.41.72.015EE:2025
15h21.31.71.915ENE:2227
21h21.31.61.814EE:2125
High: 02:10 am (11.47 m); Low: 08:30 am (10.14 m); High: 02:40 pm (11.43 m); Low: 08:50 pm (10.25 m);
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Sun 28 JulRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h21.21.61.714ENE:2025
9h21.11.41.613ENE:1923
15h21.01.41.513ENE:1821
21h21.01.51.513ENE:2229
High: 03:00 am (11.48 m); Low: 09:20 am (10.1 m); High: 03:40 pm (11.49 m); Low: 09:50 pm (10.22 m);
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Mon 29 JulRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h31.01.31.311ENE:1012
9h40.91.21.211EE:810
15h60.81.11.211EW:34

Forecast updated at 09:50 Tuesday 23 July (Pacific/Auckland local time)

Current sea temperature

Whangapoua (Great Barrier Island) sea temperature: 17°C

Recommended layers: 3/2 Wetsuit

Sunrise and sunset for today

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07:2517:24