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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-off at Bluecliffs (strong winds from the WNW at Puysegur Point 61 km from Bluecliffs). 5.1m 11 s period wind swell from W is too big
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Bluecliffs Surf Forecast / Southland / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 pm Sunday 20 Jan 2019 NZDT

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 15.9 °C (Statistics for 20 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 13.3 max: 15.0 min: 11.9 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
4.5
W
4.5
W
5
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5
WSW
3.5
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4
W
4
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4
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3.5
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3
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3.5
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3
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2.5
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2.1
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1.7
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1.3
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0.9
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0.8
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1
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1.4
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1.2
SW
Period(s) (?)11111112131691212129111212121111111218161615
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)56324259651065964485803727654179341322742104222218371259793651419278216418566921623
Wind
(km/h)
30
WNW
30
W
40
W
35
W
15
NW
35
WNW
40
WNW
25
WNW
30
WNW
15
SW
30
WSW
20
WSW
20
SW
5
WNW
5
W
15
SSW
5
N
10
NNE
30
NNW
10
WNW
0
W
15
SSE
5
NNE
Wind State(?)cross-
off
crosscrosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
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crosscross-
on
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High Tide
/ height (m)

12:32AM
2.23
12:48PM
2.28

1:23AM
2.31

1:39PM
2.36
2:13AM
2.34

2:29PM
2.38
3:04AM
2.32

3:21PM
2.35
3:55AM
2.25

4:14PM
2.26

4:48AM
2.15
5:10PM
2.13

5:43AM
2.03
6:09PM
1.99

Low Tide
/ height (m)


6:40AM
0.13

7:06PM
-0.09
7:30AM
0.06

7:57PM
-0.15
8:20AM
0.03

8:48PM
-0.15
9:11AM
0.05

9:39PM
-0.08
10:03AM
0.11

10:32PM
0.04
10:57AM
0.21

11:28PM
0.18
11:55AM
0.31

12:27AM
0.33

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)
55322---7242-----132----
High °C
1413121317201817171110121310151613172320212216
Low °C
14121213131818151510911138131410132215192115
Chill °C (?)
121091016191716169710119141513172320212216
Sunrise
--6:26--6:28--6:28--6:31--6:31--6:33--6:35--
Sunset
9:36--9:35--9:34--9:32--9:31--9:30--9:30--9:29-
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 50mm), heaviest during Wed afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 20°C on Tue morning, min 9°C on Wed night). Mainly strong winds.Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 6mm), mostly falling on Sat morning. Warm air temperatures (max 23°C on Sat afternoon, min 8°C on Thu night). Winds increasing (calm on Fri night, fresh winds from the NNW 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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