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Charleston ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.8

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-off at Charleston (light winds from the SE at Westport Airport 21 km from Charleston). 1.4m 12 s period swell from WSW with an additional 1.3m 14 s period swell from WSW
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21 km away, 2 h 33 min ago

Light
13 km/h
SE
9.0
12.5
Air / Water (°C)
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Charleston Surf Forecast / West Coast South Island / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 pm Sunday 20 Aug 2017 NZST

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

Today's Charleston sea temperature is 12.5 °C (Statistics for 20 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 12.6 max: 13.8 min: 11.5 °C)

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Swell
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)141313121212131313131414131213131212915151616
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)59491579966855461688810149878081227132291467762328119319018671698266936594086
Wind
(km/h)
10 SE10
10 SE10
5 S5
15 ESE15
10 E10
10 NNW10
15 NE15
10 ENE10
10 NNW10
5 NE5
10 ENE10
10 N10
10 NNE10
10 NNE10
15 NNE15
15 NNE15
20 NE20
30 NNE30
30 N30
5 ENE5
0 E0
10 SSE10
15 SSE15
Wind State(?)cross-
off
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cross-
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offcross-
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cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
9:31PM
2.97
9:59AM
2.94

10:20PM
3.08
10:46AM
3.01

11:06PM
3.13
11:30AM
3.02

11:49PM
3.10

12:12PM
2.97
12:31AM
3.02

12:53PM
2.87
1:12AM
2.88

1:34PM
2.73
1:53AM
2.70

2:17PM
2.57
2:38AM
2.51

Low Tide
/ height (m)

3:47AM
0.05
4:08PM
0.07

4:35AM
-0.04
4:54PM
0.01

5:20AM
-0.07
5:38PM
0.01

6:03AM
-0.02

6:19PM
0.07
6:44AM
0.08

7:01PM
0.18
7:25AM
0.22

7:42PM
0.33
8:06AM
0.39

8:26PM
0.51

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 Charleston blow from the ESE.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
101314101112101212111213111212111213131212119
Low °C
91012781199129101211111110111212111199
Chill °C (?)
8121481011811111111121011119910101212107
Sunrise
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Sunset
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Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 14°C on Mon afternoon, min 7°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 126mm), heaviest during Sat night. Cool air temperatures (max 13°C on Thu afternoon, min 9°C on Sun night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the N on Sat night, calm by Sun afternoon).

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Information about the Charleston Surf forecast

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

Charleston is 167 km (104 miles) from the city of Nelson. If you plan a holiday in West Coast South Island, look for hotels and other accommodation in Nelson. Nelson has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.