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Surf forecast for Plimmerton

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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 20:19 Friday 10 April (Pacific/Auckland local time)

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Forecast updated at 20:19 Friday 10 April (Pacific/Auckland local time)

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Fri 10 AprRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h?0.10.10.213NWSE:34
9h?0.10.10.214NWS:810
15h?0.10.10.15NWS:810
21h?0.00.10.16NWNW:00
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Sat 11 AprRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h?0.00.10.15NWNE:810
9h?0.00.30.32NWN:1619
15h?0.00.40.43WN:1619
21h?0.00.50.53NWN:1721
Low: 05:20 am (0.17 m); High: 11:50 am (1.46 m); Low: 05:40 pm (0.18 m);
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Sun 12 AprRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h?0.10.60.64NWNW:2025
9h?0.10.80.84NWN:2229
15h?0.10.70.75NWN:1823
21h?0.11.11.14NWNE:2735
High: 12:10 am (1.4 m); Low: 05:50 am (0.21 m); High: 12:30 pm (1.39 m); Low: 06:10 pm (0.25 m);
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Mon 13 AprRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h?0.71.61.68NWN:2633
9h?1.21.91.99NWNW:3039
15h?1.21.71.710NWW:2735
21h?0.91.41.411NWW:2837
High: 12:50 am (1.33 m); Low: 06:20 am (0.28 m); High: 01:00 pm (1.28 m); Low: 06:40 pm (0.34 m);
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Tue 14 AprRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h?0.81.31.310NWW:2937
9h?0.61.01.09NWW:2429
15h?0.40.70.710NWS:1417
21h?0.40.60.69NWSE:66
High: 01:20 am (1.24 m); Low: 06:50 am (0.37 m); High: 01:50 pm (1.16 m); Low: 07:10 pm (0.43 m);
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Wed 15 AprRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h?0.30.50.59NWE:56
9h?0.20.40.48NWN:910
15h?0.20.40.48NWNE:34
21h?0.20.60.67NWSW:34
High: 02:10 am (1.13 m); Low: 07:30 am (0.48 m); High: 02:30 pm (1.03 m); Low: 07:40 pm (0.54 m);
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Thu 16 AprRating Summary Swell Wave Set face Period Swell dir Wind Gusts
mmms°ktskts
3h?0.30.90.97NWNW:2531
9h?0.20.70.77NWS:1216
15h?0.10.40.47NWS:1823

Forecast updated at 20:19 Friday 10 April (Pacific/Auckland local time)

Current sea temperature

Plimmerton sea temperature: 15°C

Recommended layers: 4/3 Wetsuit

Sunrise and sunset for today

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06:4917:54