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Surf forecast for Papamoa 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 01:57 Saturday 11 April (Pacific/Auckland local time)

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Forecast updated at 01:57 Saturday 11 April (Pacific/Auckland local time)

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Sat 11 AprRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h?0.60.71.012NS:56
9h?0.60.71.012NS:12
15h?0.60.60.911NEN:66
21h?0.50.60.911NENW:22
Low: 03:00 am (0.15 m); High: 09:00 am (2.16 m); Low: 03:20 pm (0.1 m); High: 09:30 pm (2.16 m);
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Sun 12 AprRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h?0.50.50.811NES:34
9h?0.40.50.710NESE:34
15h?0.40.50.710NEN:1214
21h?0.41.41.45NN:1823
Low: 03:50 am (0.19 m); High: 09:50 am (2.11 m); Low: 04:10 pm (0.14 m); High: 10:20 pm (2.12 m);
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Mon 13 AprRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h?0.82.12.17NN:2127
9h?1.11.91.98NNW:2125
15h?0.91.51.58NW:2025
21h?0.71.21.28NW:1621
Low: 04:40 am (0.25 m); High: 10:40 am (2.03 m); Low: 05:00 pm (0.21 m); High: 11:10 pm (2.06 m);
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Tue 14 AprRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h?0.51.01.08NW:1619
9h?0.30.90.98NWW:1823
15h?0.30.90.97WW:1721
21h?0.20.60.67WW:1214
Low: 05:30 am (0.32 m); High: 11:30 am (1.94 m); Low: 05:50 pm (0.29 m);
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Wed 15 AprRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h?0.20.50.57WW:1517
9h?0.20.50.57WW:1517
15h?0.20.50.54WW:1517
21h?0.20.50.59WW:1214
High: 12:10 am (1.98 m); Low: 06:20 am (0.4 m); High: 12:30 pm (1.85 m); Low: 06:40 pm (0.38 m);
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Thu 16 AprRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h?0.20.50.56WW:1316
9h?0.20.40.46WW:1114
15h?0.20.50.54NWW:1114
21h?0.20.50.54WSW:1316
High: 01:00 am (1.9 m); Low: 07:20 am (0.48 m); High: 01:30 pm (1.77 m); Low: 07:40 pm (0.45 m);
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Fri 17 AprRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h?0.20.30.39SWS:1012
9h?0.20.30.39SESW:810
15h?0.20.20.415NW:78

Forecast updated at 01:57 Saturday 11 April (Pacific/Auckland local time)

Current sea temperature

Papamoa Beach sea temperature: 20°C

Recommended layers: Spring Suit

Sunrise and sunset for today

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