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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 The wind is still cross-off at Rutaki Passage (light winds from the ENE at Avarua-rarotonga Il 7 km from Rutaki Passage). 0.7m 10 s period swell from SSW with 1.4m 7 s period wind swell from ESE
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Moderate
17 km/h
ENE
Cross-Off
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Rutaki Passage Surf Forecast / Rarotonga / Cook Islands

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 pm Saturday 15 Dec 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 25.9 °C (Statistics for 15 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 25.9 max: 27.7 min: 24.8 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.7
SSE
1.3
ESE
0.7
S
0.6
S
0.8
NNE
0.9
NNE
0.8
NNE
0.7
SSW
0.8
SSW
1.1
S
1.1
S
1.1
SSW
1
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.2
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.5
SSW
Period(s) (?)9713119101014141312121215151413121211111010
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)770161890001922544083713672988388277145515183741401238562
Wind
(km/h)
25
ENE
20
ENE
10
E
15
E
15
E
20
E
20
E
15
ENE
10
E
15
E
10
E
15
ESE
20
ESE
20
ESE
25
SE
25
ESE
30
ESE
30
ESE
35
SE
35
ESE
35
SE
40
ESE
35
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Wind State(?)cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
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cross-
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cross-
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cross-
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crosscross-
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cross-
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crosscross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)
3:34AM
0.48

4:11PM
0.53
4:27AM
0.51

4:57PM
0.59

5:17AM
0.54
5:43PM
0.66

6:06AM
0.58
6:28PM
0.72

6:53AM
0.62
7:14PM
0.78

7:42AM
0.65

8:01PM
0.82
8:31AM
0.66

8:50PM
0.84

Low Tide
/ height (m)
9:27PM
0.21
9:45AM
0.14

10:17PM
0.16
10:29AM
0.10

11:04PM
0.10
11:12AM
0.06

11:49PM
0.04
11:54AM
0.02

12:34AM
-0.02
12:39PM
-0.01

1:20AM
-0.07
1:24PM
-0.04

2:07AM
-0.11

2:12PM
-0.05


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)
---1343-----3-------11-
High °C
2626262626262626262626272625262625252626262626
Low °C
2525262626262625262626262525262525252526262626
Chill °C (?)
2626262626262626262626272625262625252626262626
Sunrise
-5:52--5:52--5:52--5:52--5:54--5:54--5:54--5:54
Sunset
--7:16--7:17--7:17--7:19--7:20--7:20--7:21--
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 11mm), heaviest on Mon night. Warm air temperatures (max 26°C on Sat night, min 25°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Wed night. Warm air temperatures (max 27°C on Wed afternoon, min 25°C on Wed night). Winds increasing (light winds from the E on Wed afternoon, strong winds from the SE by Sat night).

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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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