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Bluecliffs ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 4.5

Overall: 2.8

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-on at Bluecliffs (strong winds from the SW at Puysegur Point 61 km from Bluecliffs). 4.7m 10 s period wind swell from WSW is too big
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Bluecliffs Surf Forecast / Southland / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 am Sunday 22 Jul 2018 NZST

Bluecliffs surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's Bluecliffs sea temperature is 11.2 °C (Statistics for 22 Jul 1981-2005 - mean: 10.8 max: 12.2 min: 9.3 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
4
W
4
WSW
3.5
SSW
1.7
S
1.2
WSW
0.9
WSW
0.7
SW
0.6
WSW
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1.6
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1.3
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0.9
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0.9
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1.8
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4.5
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3.5
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4.5
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3.5
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2.5
WSW
2
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Period(s) (?)91211101211111418161615151715141312810111111
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)2510425426815523922191151566091335783339314182026293641619334131900385126561520921
Wind
(km/h)
30
WNW
25
WSW
30
S
20
SSE
10
SE
10
E
15
ENE
10
ENE
10
NNE
10
NNE
10
NE
10
NNE
10
NNW
5
NW
10
NNW
20
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30
WSW
15
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Wind State(?)cross-
off
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on
cross-
on
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High Tide
/ height (m)


8:18PM
1.79
8:52AM
1.77

9:12PM
1.80
9:44AM
1.79

10:00PM
1.83
10:30AM
1.83

10:42PM
1.87
11:11AM
1.88

11:22PM
1.92
11:50AM
1.92

12:00AM
1.96





Low Tide
/ height (m)

2:04PM
0.54
2:36AM
0.49

3:01PM
0.55

3:29AM
0.47
3:51PM
0.53

4:16AM
0.42
4:36PM
0.50

4:58AM
0.37
5:16PM
0.46

5:37AM
0.32
5:54PM
0.42

6:15AM
0.28




Note: the tide data above is calculated at the surf break location.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Bluecliffs blow from the N.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
229412-------1--26621063--
High °C
89877658591081011899888788
Low °C
88876546558789788787767
Chill °C (?)
453454263897911665443366
Sunrise
8:21--8:19--8:18--8:18--8:17--8:15--8:15--8:14-
Sunset
-5:31--5:32--5:34--5:35--5:36--5:37--5:37--5:38
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 75mm), heaviest during Sun afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 10°C on Wed afternoon, min 4°C on Tue morning). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SSW on Sun night, light winds from the NNE by Tue night).Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 35mm), heaviest during Sat morning. Cool air temperatures (max 11°C on Thu afternoon, min 6°C on Sun morning). Winds increasing (light winds from the NW on Thu afternoon, strong winds from the WSW by Sat afternoon).

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Information about the Bluecliffs Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Bluecliffs provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Bluecliffs can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Bluecliffs 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 (Bluecliffs) 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 Bluecliffs 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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