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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 Continuing glassy conditions at Rutaki Passage (calm at Rarotonga Cook I Airport 7 km from Rutaki Passage). 1.2m 17 s period swell from SSW with an additional 1.0m 12 s period swell from SSW
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Actual: 36 min ago

Calm
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Glassy
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Rutaki Passage Surf Forecast / Rarotonga / Cook Islands

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 am Wednesday 22 Nov 2017 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 25.1 °C (Statistics for 22 Nov 1981-2005 - mean: 25.4 max: 28.0 min: 24.3 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.5
SSW
1.7
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1.7
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1.5
SSW
1.5
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1.4
SSW
1.5
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0.7
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1.4
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Period(s) (?)161514131312981091211111181017161414131313
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)1068127111228056995663403135062861891701941212125929796710921004812679659
Wind
(km/h)
10
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20
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15
SSE
25
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20
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ESE
25
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35
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Wind State(?)cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
11:27AM
0.46

11:39PM
0.56
12:19PM
0.44

12:30AM
0.53
1:14PM
0.44

1:26AM
0.52

2:12PM
0.46
2:24AM
0.52

3:07PM
0.50
3:21AM
0.54

3:59PM
0.56
4:16AM
0.58





Low Tide
/ height (m)

5:09PM
0.24

6:03AM
0.18
6:04PM
0.27

6:57AM
0.19
7:06PM
0.27

7:52AM
0.18

8:08PM
0.25
8:45AM
0.16

9:07PM
0.21
9:33AM
0.12

10:00PM
0.15
10:20AM
0.08




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)
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High °C
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
2426262324242324242323242425252425242424242424
Sunrise
5:48--5:48--5:48--5:48--5:48--5:48--5:48--5:48-
Sunset
-7:01--7:02--7:02--7:04--7:05--7:05--7:06--7:07
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 180mm), heaviest during Sat afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 26°C on Wed afternoon, min 22°C on Wed night). Winds increasing (light winds from the WSW on Wed morning, strong winds from the E by Sat afternoon).Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 6mm), mostly falling on Sat night. Warm air temperatures (max 25°C on Sun afternoon, min 24°C on Sat night). Mainly strong 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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