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Rutaki Passage ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 4.5

Overall: 4.7

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Rutaki Passage Surf Forecast / Rarotonga / Cook Islands

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 am Friday 23 Feb 2018 CKT

Rutaki Passage surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's Rutaki Passage sea temperature is 26.0 °C (Statistics for 23 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 27.3 max: 28.8 min: 25.0 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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0.6
NW
0.7
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.9
SSW
1
SSW
1
SSW
1.9
SSW
2.1
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1.8
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1.6
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1.3
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0.9
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0.7
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0.7
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1.3
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1.7
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1.8
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1.8
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1.8
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Period(s) (?)----16121211111716141413121212161414131212
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)00002141331741972346321830179711618544822421372697221033102810361003
Wind
(km/h)
15
ENE
15
E
20
ENE
20
ENE
20
ENE
20
E
25
E
20
E
25
E
25
ENE
20
E
20
ENE
20
ENE
15
NNE
0
E
10
NNE
15
N
10
N
15
NNE
10
N
10
N
20
NE
20
NNE
Wind State(?)offcross-
off
offoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
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offoffglassoffcross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

3:29PM
0.62
4:06AM
0.52

4:35PM
0.67

5:12AM
0.57
5:36PM
0.74

6:09AM
0.63
6:30PM
0.80

7:01AM
0.68
7:21PM
0.83

7:49AM
0.72

8:08PM
0.84
8:35AM
0.74




Low Tide
/ height (m)
8:53AM
0.12

9:49PM
0.07
10:02AM
0.07

10:52PM
-0.00
11:03AM
0.02

11:47PM
-0.07
11:57AM
-0.05

12:37AM
-0.12
12:48PM
-0.09

1:25AM
-0.16
1:37PM
-0.12

2:10AM
-0.16





Note: the tide data above is for Avarua, Rarotonga, Cook Islands which is 8 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Rutaki Passage.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Rutaki Passage blow from the NE.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
--32-----111-25391128101-
High °C
2627272627272626272626262627272627272727272727
Low °C
2626262627252626262626262627262627262727272727
Chill °C (?)
2627272627272626272626262627272627272727272727
Sunrise
6:33--6:33--6:33--6:35--6:35--6:35--6:35--6:35-
Sunset
-7:09--7:09--7:08--7:07--7:07--7:06--7:06--7:05
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 8mm), mostly falling on Sat morning. Warm air temperatures (max 27°C on Fri afternoon, min 25°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 51mm), heaviest during Wed night. Warm air temperatures (max 27°C on Tue afternoon, min 26°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Rutaki Passage Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Rutaki Passage provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Rutaki Passage can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Rutaki Passage surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Rutaki Passage) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Rutaki Passage may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

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