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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 (moderate winds from the WNW at Puysegur Point 61 km from Bluecliffs). 2.4m 15 s period swell from WSW
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Bluecliffs Surf Forecast / Southland / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 pm Thursday 20 Sep 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 11.6 °C (Statistics for 20 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 10.6 max: 12.4 min: 9.1 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.7
WSW
1.6
WSW
1.5
WSW
1.4
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3.5
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3
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3
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3.5
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5
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3
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7
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6
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5
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4
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5
SW
3
SW
2.5
SW
Period(s) (?)1614142018171616151514141510121416161614141313
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)137610768621544649345524437634110729585038263371303240228555195612054118063111975790840926412075
Wind
(km/h)
5
NW
10
SW
10
SW
10
WNW
10
NW
15
W
15
NNW
15
W
20
W
10
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15
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WNW
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Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
crosscrosscross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
9:04PM
1.72
9:36AM
1.76

9:49PM
1.81
10:16AM
1.85

10:28PM
1.90
10:53AM
1.93

11:04PM
1.99
11:27AM
2.00

11:40PM
2.05

12:01PM
2.05
12:14AM
2.10

12:35PM
2.07
12:50AM
2.11

1:10PM
2.07
1:27AM
2.09

Low Tide
/ height (m)

3:20AM
0.52
3:42PM
0.56

4:03AM
0.43
4:22PM
0.47

4:41AM
0.34
4:58PM
0.38

5:17AM
0.26
5:33PM
0.31

5:51AM
0.21

6:07PM
0.26
6:26AM
0.19

6:41PM
0.23
7:01AM
0.19

7:17PM
0.23

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)
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High °C
1111139151512101276679984444655
Low °C
9912710131010955658944433555
Chill °C (?)
10101281414118105323553-2-2-10332
Sunrise
-6:41--6:39--6:37--6:35--6:33--6:31--6:30---
Sunset
--6:45--6:46--6:47--6:49--6:50--6:52--6:52--
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 21mm), heaviest during Sun morning. Cool air temperatures (max 15°C on Sat morning, min 5°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 47mm), heaviest during Tue night. Low air temperatures (max 9°C on Tue morning, min 3°C on Wed night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the WNW on Tue afternoon, light winds from the SW by Thu night).

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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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