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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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  1. weather stationWind Update Cross-off wind has turned cross-on at Rutaki Passage (light winds from the S at Avarua-rarotonga Il 7 km from Rutaki Passage). 3.0m 14 s period swell from SSW with 0.8m 5 s period wind swell from ESE
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11 km/h
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Cross-On
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Rutaki Passage Surf Forecast / Rarotonga / Cook Islands

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 am Thursday 18 Oct 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 24.9 °C (Statistics for 18 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 24.1 max: 25.3 min: 22.6 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
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Period(s) (?)1514141413131618161515151515141413131212121112
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)396638592844215117251514188975427086492540764310473445533753239723591676108310021041756264
Wind
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25
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Wind State(?)crosscrosscrosscrosscrosscrosscrosscrosscrosscrosscrosscrosscrosscrosscrosscross-
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High Tide
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5:02PM
0.50

5:09AM
0.58
5:39PM
0.55

5:48AM
0.61
6:13PM
0.60

6:25AM
0.64
6:47PM
0.66

7:02AM
0.67
7:23PM
0.70

7:40AM
0.69
8:00PM
0.73

8:20AM
0.69

8:39PM
0.75


Low Tide
/ height (m)
10:41AM
0.13

10:54PM
0.18
11:19AM
0.10

11:32PM
0.14
11:53AM
0.07

12:07AM
0.10
12:25PM
0.05

12:42AM
0.06
12:57PM
0.03

1:18AM
0.03
1:31PM
0.02

1:55AM
0.02

2:06PM
0.03
2:35AM
0.01


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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Sunrise
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Sunset
-6:43--6:44--6:44--6:44--6:45--6:45--6:45--6:45
Short Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Sun morning. Warm air temperatures (max 22°C on Thu morning, min 20°C on Thu night). Mainly fresh winds.Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 22°C on Wed afternoon, min 20°C on Mon morning). Mainly fresh winds.

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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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