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The Bowl Surf Forecast / Tongatapu / Tonga

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 am Wednesday 01 Feb 2023 +13
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The Bowl surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's The Bowl sea temperature is 29.4 °C (Statistics for 01 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 27.4 max: 28.9 min: 25.6 °C)
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The Bowl surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's The Bowl sea temperature is 29.4 °C (Statistics for 01 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 27.4 max: 28.9 min: 25.6 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-off at The Bowl (light winds from the E at Fuaamotu-Tongatapu 26 km from The Bowl).

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26 km away, 3 h 11 min ago

Moderate
19 km/h
E
26.5
29.4
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for The Bowl this week:

The surf forecast for The Bowl over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Sunday (Feb 05) at 10AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 2.1m and 8s period with a secondary swell of 0.8m and 14s. The wind is predicted to be onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at The Bowl in the next 12 days are 4.5m 10s and forecast to arrive on Tuesday (Feb 07) at 4AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 2.5m 8s period and expected on Friday (Feb 03) at 1PM.

Wave TypeTime (+13) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)10AM (Sun 5th Feb)7ft (2.1m) 8s
Best Surf 7AM (Tue 7th Feb)13ft (4.0m) 10s
Most Powerful 4AM (Tue 7th Feb)15ft (4.5m) 10s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for The Bowl over the next 12 days.

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Wednesday
01
Thursday
02
Friday
03
Saturday
04
Sunday
05
Monday
06
Tuesday
07
Wednesday
08
Thursday
09
Friday
10
Saturday
11
Sunday
12
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
Rating
(10 max)
000000000000100000323232322320022232
Swell
Height Map
T tonga.htsgw.metric.12.cc23
T tonga.htsgw.metric.36.cc23
T tonga.htsgw.metric.60.cc23
T tonga.htsgw.metric.84.cc23
T tonga.htsgw.metric.108.cc23
T tonga.htsgw.metric.132.cc23
T tonga.htsgw.metric.156.cc23
T tonga.htsgw.metric.180.cc23
T tonga.htsgw.metric.204.cc23
T tonga.htsgw.metric.228.cc23
T tonga.htsgw.metric.252.cc23
T tonga.htsgw.metric.276.cc23
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.7
SE
1.1
SE
0.4
SW
0.4
SW
0.4
SW
0.4
SW
0.6
SW
0.8
SW
0.8
SW
0.9
SW
0.8
SW
1.9
NW
2.1
NW
2.1
NW
2.4
WNW
3
WNW
3.5
NW
4
NW
3
NW
1.8
S
0.8
SW
0.8
SW
0.8
SW
1
SW
0.8
SW
0.9
SW
0.7
SW
0.8
SW
0.6
SW
0.7
SW
0.8
SW
0.8
SW
0.9
SW
0.9
SW
0.9
SW
0.8
SW
Period(s) (?)99131313181615161615887881099815141413181216161514141414131313
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)86203414341792112763524163184185124856791176235427301575368309251297340375240254299183206251248313295286199
Wind
(km/h)
30
E
30
E
30
E
30
E
30
E
20
ENE
40
N
35
NNW
40
N
35
NNW
35
NNW
30
NNW
20
NNW
30
NW
50
NW
60
NNW
40
NW
25
N
25
SSW
20
SSW
5
SE
5
SSE
5
SSE
5
NE
5
ESE
10
ESE
5
ESE
5
NE
10
NNW
15
NE
20
NE
15
ENE
20
ENE
20
ENE
20
ENE
20
ENE
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
onononcross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffglasscrosscross-
off
offcross-
off
glassoncrosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)
4:36PM
1.23
5:25AM
1.07
5:25PM
1.22
6:14AM
1.08
6:12PM
1.23
6:58AM
1.10
6:56PM
1.25
7:40AM
1.13
7:38PM
1.27
8:21AM
1.16
8:20PM
1.28
9:00AM
1.18
9:00PM
1.27
9:38AM
1.20
9:40PM
1.25
10:15AM
1.21
10:20PM
1.22
10:51AM
1.22
11:00PM
1.18
11:28AM
1.22
11:42PM
1.15
12:06PM
1.23
12:28AM
1.11
Low Tide
/ height (m)
10:23AM
0.43
11:13PM
0.29
11:14AM
0.44
12:01AM
0.27
12:02PM
0.43
12:45AM
0.25
12:46PM
0.41
1:27AM
0.23
1:30PM
0.39
2:07AM
0.21
2:12PM
0.37
2:45AM
0.21
2:53PM
0.36
3:22AM
0.22
3:34PM
0.36
3:58AM
0.24
4:15PM
0.36
4:33AM
0.27
4:56PM
0.36
5:09AM
0.30
5:38PM
0.36
5:46AM
0.34
6:23PM
0.35

Note: the tide data above is for Corners which is 1 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for The Bowl.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at The Bowl blow from the SE

Wednesday
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Thursday
02
Friday
03
Saturday
04
Sunday
05
Monday
06
Tuesday
07
Wednesday
08
Thursday
09
Friday
10
Saturday
11
Sunday
12
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Rain (mm)
239651221319867414945882271-------24433111-1
Temp. °C272727272727262525252524242527272728282827272727272828272828282828282828
Low °C272727272726262424252524242425262627282726262727272827272728272828282827
Feels °C (?)262626262627232321232224262423252628282930313130303131313131303030293030
Sunrise6:22--6:22--6:24--6:24--6:24--6:26--6:26--6:26--6:28--6:28--6:28--6:28--
Sunset-7:24--7:24--7:24--7:23--7:23--7:22--7:22--7:22--7:22--7:22--7:21--7:20-

Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 71mm), heaviest during Fri afternoon. Warm (max 27°C on Wed morning, min 24°C on Fri afternoon). Winds increasing (light winds from the NE on Thu night, strong winds from the N by Fri night).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 381mm), heaviest during Sun morning. Warm (max 28°C on Mon night, min 24°C on Sat night). Winds increasing (light winds from the NNW on Sun morning, near gales from the NNW by Mon morning).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Tue morning. Warm (max 28°C on Tue morning, min 26°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 18mm), heaviest on Fri afternoon. Warm (max 28°C on Fri afternoon, min 27°C on Fri morning). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the The Bowl Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for The Bowl provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at The Bowl can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our The Bowl 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 (The Bowl) 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 The Bowl 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.

The Bowl is 2 km (1 miles) from Neiafu. If you plan a holiday in Tonga - Tongatapu, look for hotels and other accommodation in Neiafu. Neiafu has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.