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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 Still cross-shore at Charleston (moderate winds from the SSW at Carters Beach 19 km from Charleston). 1.9m 16 s period swell from WSW
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19 km away, 46 min ago

Moderate
22 km/h
SSW
24.7
20.4
Air / Water (°C)
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Charleston Surf Forecast / West Coast South Island / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 pm Tuesday 23 Jan 2018 NZDT

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 20.4 °C (Statistics for 23 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 17.6 max: 19.8 min: 16.0 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.9
WSW
1.9
WSW
1.5
WSW
1.3
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1.3
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1.3
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1.8
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0.9
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0.7
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0.6
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Period(s) (?)1616151414131315151515141313131312131212111110
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)1855176510566825955965901374198025632349153410187344443302372772892801909971
Wind
(km/h)
0
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15
WSW
10
SW
5
WSW
15
W
5
SW
10
SW
20
SW
10
SSW
5
SSW
15
WSW
5
SE
5
SW
15
WSW
5
SSE
5
NNE
10
NW
5
E
0
N
15
WNW
5
E
5
N
10
NW
Wind State(?)glasscross-
on
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High Tide
/ height (m)

3:35PM
2.60

4:02AM
2.49
4:25PM
2.54

4:58AM
2.44
5:24PM
2.48

6:01AM
2.43
6:33PM
2.48

7:10AM
2.48

7:43PM
2.55
8:19AM
2.60

8:51PM
2.67
9:22AM
2.77

9:53PM
2.83
10:19AM
2.96

Low Tide
/ height (m)


9:51PM
0.46
10:11AM
0.56

10:43PM
0.52
11:09AM
0.61

11:44PM
0.56
12:15PM
0.61

12:53AM
0.55

1:27PM
0.54
2:02AM
0.46

2:35PM
0.40
3:06AM
0.33

3:38PM
0.22

4:05AM
0.17

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
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
2323202323212424212423212323202424212524202424
Sunrise
6:26--6:28--6:28--6:30--6:31--6:33--6:33--6:35-
Sunset
-9:04--9:02--9:02--9:01--9:00--9:00--8:59--8:58
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Fri afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 24°C on Thu morning, min 20°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Sat night. Warm air temperatures (max 25°C on Mon morning, min 19°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

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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.