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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 (fresh winds from the NE at Westport Aero (aws) 21 km from Charleston). 3.2m swell from WSW too big with 2.9m 7 s period wind swell from NNW
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21 km away, 2 h 50 min ago

Moderate
35 km/h
NE
12.8
11.1
Air / Water (°C)
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Charleston Surf Forecast / West Coast South Island / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 am Saturday 21 Jul 2018 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 11.1 °C (Statistics for 21 Jul 1981-2005 - mean: 13.1 max: 14.2 min: 12.1 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
3.5
W
4
NNW
4.5
NW
4
WSW
4.5
W
4.5
WSW
4.5
WSW
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2.2
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0.8
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3
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3.5
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3
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3
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2.5
WSW
Period(s) (?)1716181616131211111211191817161615151615151515
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)67054220565177261010260205704300111466363132867291708134396667985646575031448435162864
Wind
(km/h)
25
NNE
45
N
30
WNW
20
WNW
25
W
30
WSW
15
WSW
5
SSW
15
SE
10
ESE
5
SSW
10
SE
10
ESE
10
SW
10
ESE
10
E
5
NE
15
SSW
10
SSW
15
SW
10
SSE
5
SSE
10
W
Wind State(?)crosscrossonononcross-
on
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on
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High Tide
/ height (m)

5:44PM
2.39

6:13AM
2.37

6:46PM
2.36
7:14AM
2.34

7:43PM
2.39
8:09AM
2.37

8:34PM
2.44
8:57AM
2.43

9:19PM
2.52
9:41AM
2.51

10:00PM
2.60
10:21AM
2.58

10:38PM
2.68
10:58AM
2.64

Low Tide
/ height (m)
11:28AM
0.60

11:58PM
0.67

12:29PM
0.66
1:01AM
0.69

1:28PM
0.67
1:57AM
0.66

2:20PM
0.64
2:47AM
0.60

3:07PM
0.57

3:31AM
0.52
3:49PM
0.50

4:12AM
0.43
4:28PM
0.43

4:50AM
0.37

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
13141310101011119101291010810109101191010
Low °C
12131110991011671166967999108810
Chill °C (?)
1012117771011710127109799889799
Sunrise
7:54--7:52--7:52--7:50--7:50--7:48--7:48--7:47-
Sunset
-5:27--5:28--5:29--5:30--5:30--5:31--5:32--5:34
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 79mm), heaviest during Sat afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 14°C on Sat afternoon, min 6°C on Mon night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the N on Sat afternoon, calm by Mon afternoon).Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Thu afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 11°C on Fri afternoon, min 6°C on Tue 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.