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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 1 pm Friday 04 Dec 2020 CKT
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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 26.5 °C (Statistics for 04 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 25.6 max: 27.4 min: 23.8 °C)
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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 26.5 °C (Statistics for 04 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 25.6 max: 27.4 min: 23.8 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for Rarotonga

  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-off at Rutaki Passage (light winds from the E at RaratongaAero 6 km from Rutaki Passage). 1.8m 11 s period swell from SSW with 0.8m 4 s period wind swell from SE

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Actual: 46 min ago

Light
13 km/h
E
Cross-Off
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Rutaki Passage this week:

The surf forecast for Rutaki Passage over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Friday (Dec 04) at 8PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.8m and 11s period. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Rutaki Passage in the next 7 days are 1.4m 16s and forecast to arrive on Sunday (Dec 06) at 11PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.8m 6s period and expected on Thursday (Dec 10) at 11PM.

Wave TypeTime (CKT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 8PM (Fri 4th Dec)6ft (1.8m) 11s
Best Surf 8AM (Sat 5th Dec)5ft (1.6m) 10s
Most Powerful11PM (Sun 6th Dec)4.5ft (1.4m) 16s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Rutaki Passage over the next 7 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Fri
04
Saturday
05
Sunday
06
Monday
07
Tuesday
08
Wednesday
09
Thursday
10
Friday
11
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
32302444444323211000000
T cookislands.htsgw.metric.12.cc23
T cookislands.htsgw.metric.30.cc23
T cookislands.htsgw.metric.54.cc23
T cookislands.htsgw.metric.78.cc23
T cookislands.htsgw.metric.102.cc23
T cookislands.htsgw.metric.126.cc23
T cookislands.htsgw.metric.150.cc23
T cookislands.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
1.9
SW
1.8
SSW
1.6
SSW
1
SSW
1.1
SW
0.9
SSW
1.1
SW
1.4
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.3
SSW
1
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.5
SSW
0.4
SSW
1.8
ESE
1.7
ESE
12111010181716161615141413131212121111111076
995743463188711516625933957874691578553551325264215148115684200
25
SE
25
E
20
ESE
30
E
30
ENE
25
ENE
20
ENE
20
ENE
10
E
15
ESE
20
ESE
25
ESE
25
SE
25
ESE
25
ESE
25
ESE
30
E
30
E
35
ESE
30
ESE
35
ESE
30
ESE
35
ESE
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
11:59PM
0.61
12:42PM
0.48
12:58AM
0.59
1:43PM
0.50
2:02AM
0.59
2:45PM
0.55
3:06AM
0.60
3:45PM
0.61
4:08AM
0.62
4:42PM
0.68
5:07AM
0.65
5:36PM
0.74
6:02AM
0.67
6:27PM
0.80
5:17PM
0.20
6:17AM
0.11
6:22PM
0.20
7:16AM
0.11
7:32PM
0.18
8:17AM
0.09
8:41PM
0.14
9:15AM
0.05
9:45PM
0.08
10:10AM
0.02
10:44PM
0.01
11:03AM
-0.02
11:39PM
-0.05
11:53AM
-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

Fri
04
Saturday
05
Sunday
06
Monday
07
Tuesday
08
Wednesday
09
Thursday
10
Friday
11
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
thunderstorm
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
thunderstorm
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
thunderstorm
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2626262625262625262625252525252626252625262525
2626262626262626262626252525252626262626262525
--5:48--5:48--5:48--5:50--5:50--5:50--5:50--
7:10--7:10--7:12--7:13--7:13--7:14--7:14--7:15-

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Sun morning. Warm air temperatures (max 26°C on Fri afternoon, min 25°C on Sat night). Mainly fresh winds.

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Wed morning. Warm air temperatures (max 26°C on Wed afternoon, min 25°C on Tue 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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