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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 7 pm Wednesday 24 Feb 2021 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 28.5 °C (Statistics for 24 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 27.3 max: 28.8 min: 25.4 °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 28.5 °C (Statistics for 24 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 27.3 max: 28.8 min: 25.4 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for Rarotonga

  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Rutaki Passage (light winds from the WSW at Avarua-rarotongaIl 7 km from Rutaki Passage). 2.3m 13 s period swell from SSE

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Light
9 km/h
WSW
Clean
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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 Thursday (Feb 25) at 5AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 2.5m and 13s period with a secondary swell of 1.3m and 8s. The wind is predicted to be cross-onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Rutaki Passage in the next 7 days are 2.5m 13s and forecast to arrive on Thursday (Feb 25) at 11AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.2m 8s period and expected on Thursday (Feb 25) at 11PM.

Wave TypeTime (CKT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 5AM (Thu 25th Feb)8ft (2.5m) 13s
Best Surf11AM (Thu 25th Feb)8ft (2.5m) 13s
Most Powerful11AM (Thu 25th Feb)8ft (2.5m) 13s

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
Thursday
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
45022000010011112032221
T cookislands.htsgw.metric.6.cc23
T cookislands.htsgw.metric.24.cc23
T cookislands.htsgw.metric.48.cc23
T cookislands.htsgw.metric.72.cc23
T cookislands.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
T cookislands.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T cookislands.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T cookislands.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
T cookislands.htsgw.metric.180.cc23
2.4
SSE
2.5
SSE
2.5
SSE
2.4
SSE
2.1
SSE
1.9
SSE
2.1
WNW
1.3
SSE
1.6
WNW
1.2
WNW
1
WNW
1.1
WNW
1
WNW
0.9
WNW
1
WNW
1
W
0.8
SSW
0.9
SSW
1
SSW
1
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
1313131312129108888899820201918181716
18182239205618181227931629374277166147157137106158130536698735666534510427
15
W
10
WSW
35
WNW
30
NW
35
WNW
35
WNW
30
WNW
50
WNW
20
W
10
W
20
WNW
20
W
15
W
10
WNW
15
WSW
15
SW
20
SSW
20
SSW
15
SSE
15
SSE
20
SSE
20
SSE
20
SSE
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscrosscrosscross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
ononcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscross
7:38AM
0.62
7:52PM
0.77
8:18AM
0.67
8:34PM
0.79
8:59AM
0.70
9:18PM
0.79
9:43AM
0.72
10:04PM
0.76
10:30AM
0.71
10:54PM
0.70
11:22AM
0.68
11:49PM
0.62
12:20PM
0.64
12:52AM
0.55
1:18AM
-0.05
1:20PM
-0.01
1:55AM
-0.08
2:00PM
-0.05
2:33AM
-0.10
2:43PM
-0.07
3:14AM
-0.09
3:30PM
-0.06
3:58AM
-0.06
4:21PM
-0.03
4:47AM
-0.02
5:19PM
0.02
5:43AM
0.05
6:27PM
0.06

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

Thursday
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
thunderstorm
partially cloudy
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
rain showers
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
partially cloudy
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
thunderstorm
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
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1-613812761-41---2-------
2726262727262627272727272727282727272727272626
2626252627252526272727272727272727272726272626
2726262727262627272727272727282727272727272626
-6:33--6:35--6:35--6:35--6:35--6:35--6:37--6:37
--7:08--7:07--7:07--7:06--7:06--7:05--7:04--

Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 58mm), heaviest during Fri afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 27°C on Wed night, min 25°C on Thu afternoon). Winds increasing (light winds from the WSW on Thu morning, strong winds from the WNW by Sat morning).

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Sun afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 28°C on Mon afternoon, min 26°C on Wed morning). Wind will be generally light.

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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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