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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 (fresh winds from the N at Westport Airport 21 km from Charleston). 3.3m 10 s period wind swell from NW is too big
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21 km away, 3 h 10 min ago

Moderate
31 km/h
N
14.0
13.2
Air / Water (°C)
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Charleston Surf Forecast / West Coast South Island / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 am Monday 25 Sep 2017 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 13.2 °C (Statistics for 25 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 12.9 max: 14.2 min: 11.8 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)1011111111111111101014141211101010121013141818
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)1807337623822137208615809031075706328384612782133601508101085080233027086147122652823497
Wind
(km/h)
25 NNW25
15 NNW15
15 N15
10 NW10
15 W15
5 NNE5
10 ENE10
10 WNW10
5 S5
5 NW5
10 NW10
30 N30
25 WNW25
15 W15
15 SW15
5 ENE5
10 NW10
20 NW20
25 WSW25
20 WNW20
25 WSW25
25 SW25
30 SW30
Wind State(?)cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

2:38PM
2.59
2:58AM
2.50

3:20PM
2.43
3:44AM
2.33

4:09PM
2.29

4:37AM
2.19
5:09PM
2.18

5:45AM
2.11
6:17PM
2.15

6:57AM
2.12

7:26PM
2.21
8:00AM
2.22

8:24PM
2.34
8:54AM
2.38

Low Tide
/ height (m)


8:48PM
0.49
9:09AM
0.58

9:33PM
0.65
9:55AM
0.74

10:25PM
0.80
10:51AM
0.86

11:28PM
0.89
11:59AM
0.93

12:39AM
0.90

1:10PM
0.89
1:45AM
0.81

2:12PM
0.78
2:40AM
0.66


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
heavy rainrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrsrisk thund- derrain shwrssome cloudsclearclearsome cloudssome cloudsheavy rainrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrs
Rain (mm)
251016772-----223121213393078
High °C
151515151312141412121213131312131212101110810
Low °C
15151414131011131012111013131012121110107810
Chill °C (?)
13141414121214131212111011121012111078657
Sunrise
7:18--7:16--7:15--7:13--7:11--7:09--7:07--7:05-
Sunset
-7:32--7:34--7:35--7:37--7:37--7:38--7:39--7:40
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 70mm), heaviest during Mon morning. Cool air temperatures (max 15°C on Mon morning, min 10°C on Tue night). Winds increasing (calm on Wed afternoon, fresh winds from the N by Thu night).Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 98mm), heaviest during Thu night. Cool air temperatures (max 13°C on Thu night, min 7°C on Sun night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the NNW on Thu night, calm by Sat morning).

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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.