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Rutaki Passage Surf Forecast / Rarotonga / Cook Islands

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 pm Saturday 01 Oct 2022 -10
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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 24.6 °C (Statistics for 01 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 23.8 max: 25.5 min: 22.6 °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 24.6 °C (Statistics for 01 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 23.8 max: 25.5 min: 22.6 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for Rarotonga

  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-off at Rutaki Passage (moderate winds from the ESE at Avarua-Rarotonga International Airport 6 km from Rutaki Passage).

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Actual: 41 min ago

Moderate
20 km/h
ESE
Cross-Off
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Rutaki Passage this week:

The surf forecast for Rutaki Passage over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Saturday (Oct 01) at 8PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 2.1m and 8s period with a secondary swell of 0.5m and 10s. Another secondary swell of 0.5m and 16s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Rutaki Passage in the next 12 days are 1.9m 17s and forecast to arrive on Tuesday (Oct 04) at 5AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 3.0m 8s period and expected on Saturday (Oct 08) at 5PM.

Wave TypeTime (-10) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 8PM (Sat 1st Oct)7ft (2.1m) 8s
Best Surf 2PM (Wed 5th Oct)4.5ft (1.3m) 15s
Most Powerful 5AM (Tue 4th Oct)6ft (1.9m) 17s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Rutaki Passage over the next 12 days.

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Sat
01
Sunday
02
Monday
03
Tuesday
04
Wednesday
05
Thursday
06
Friday
07
Saturday
08
Sunday
09
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thu
13
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
Rating
(10 max)
111122133332341333322222232111333332
Swell
Height Map
T cookislands.htsgw.metric.9.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
T cookislands.htsgw.metric.198.cc23
T cookislands.htsgw.metric.222.cc23
T cookislands.htsgw.metric.246.cc23
T cookislands.htsgw.metric.270.cc23
T cookislands.htsgw.metric.291.cc23
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2
SE
2.4
SE
1.1
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.8
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.1
SSW
1.1
SSW
1
SSW
1
SSW
1.1
SW
1
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.3
SSW
2.1
SSW
1.8
SSW
2.1
SSW
2
SSW
2
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.2
SSW
0.9
SSW
1.1
SSE
1.1
SSE
1
SSE
1.3
SSE
1.2
SSE
0.9
SSE
0.9
SE
Period(s) (?)9818161514141816161515151615141316161416151414141413131211111111111110
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)6126997518598929566781571169315121051763522589461437412539657691210914671676157915131090653433230297292249379329200160
Wind
(km/h)
35
ESE
40
E
40
ESE
40
ESE
35
E
35
E
40
E
30
E
35
E
30
E
25
E
25
ENE
20
E
15
ENE
25
ENE
25
ENE
25
ENE
20
ENE
25
E
30
ESE
35
ESE
40
ESE
40
ESE
40
E
45
E
40
ENE
40
NE
35
NNE
30
N
35
N
25
NNE
15
NNW
25
NE
20
NNE
15
NNW
10
WSW
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffoffcross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
offoffcross-
off
cross-
on
High Tide
/ height (m)
1:53AM
0.61
2:43PM
0.47
3:08AM
0.63
3:56PM
0.52
4:17AM
0.67
4:58PM
0.58
5:16AM
0.72
5:50PM
0.64
6:08AM
0.76
6:37PM
0.69
6:55AM
0.77
7:20PM
0.73
7:39AM
0.76
8:01PM
0.75
8:21AM
0.73
8:41PM
0.74
9:03AM
0.68
9:22PM
0.71
9:44AM
0.61
10:03PM
0.67
10:28AM
0.54
10:48PM
0.62
11:16AM
0.47
Low Tide
/ height (m)
7:14PM
0.19
8:23AM
0.11
8:35PM
0.17
9:33AM
0.06
9:45PM
0.12
10:32AM
0.01
10:45PM
0.05
11:24AM
-0.04
11:37PM
-0.00
12:10PM
-0.07
12:25AM
-0.05
12:53PM
-0.08
1:11AM
-0.06
1:34PM
-0.07
1:55AM
-0.05
2:14PM
-0.03
2:39AM
-0.02
2:54PM
0.02
3:24AM
0.02
3:35PM
0.08
4:11AM
0.09
4:17PM
0.15
5:04AM
0.14

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

Sat
01
Sunday
02
Monday
03
Tuesday
04
Wednesday
05
Thursday
06
Friday
07
Saturday
08
Sunday
09
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thu
13
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Rain (mm)
-1---1----------62------1113-10-2122242
Temp. °C222222222323232323232323242423242424242323232323232324252425242324242524
Low °C222221222223232323232323242323232324242323232323232323252424242222242424
Feels °C (?)161516161820181920192020232422232423242120191818181821232322212224242626
Sunrise--6:18--6:18--6:16--6:16--6:15--6:13--6:13--6:13--6:11--6:11--6:09--6:09
Sunset6:37--6:37--6:37--6:37--6:37--6:38--6:38--6:38--6:39--6:39--6:39--6:40--

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Sat night. Warm (max 23°C on Sun night, min 21°C on Sun morning). Mainly strong winds.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 8mm), mostly falling on Thu night. Warm (max 24°C on Wed afternoon, min 23°C on Tue afternoon). Mainly fresh winds.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 15mm), heaviest on Sun night. Warm (max 24°C on Fri afternoon, min 23°C on Fri night). Winds increasing (moderate winds from the E on Fri afternoon, strong winds from the ESE by Sat night).

Long Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 35mm), heaviest during Tue night. Warm (max 25°C on Mon afternoon, min 22°C on Tue night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the NNE on Mon afternoon, light winds from the NW by Thu morning).

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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 12 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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