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

Overall: 3.8

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Chinamans Surf Forecast / SA – Yorke Peninsula / Australia

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 8 am Thursday 05 May 2016 ACST

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

Today's Chinamans sea temperature is 17.6 °C (Statistics for 05 May 1981-2005 - mean: 17.4 max: 18.5 min: 16.5 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)161514141414141414141378111211111077111615
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)29412813215516861519161513249758255793864921445496030871570850494298571177129442075
Wind
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40 NNW40
35 NW35
25 WSW25
10 SSE10
15 SSE15
30 E30
15 NE15
30 NNE30
35 NNE35
35 NNW35
25 NW25
50 NNW50
65 WSW65
55 WSW55
55 SW55
45 SW45
30 SW30
35 W35
40 W40
50 W50
50 WSW50
20 SSW20
10 W10
Wind State(?)offcross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

1:08PM
0.87
1:18AM
0.62

1:37PM
1.00
1:52AM
0.61

2:09PM
1.10
2:23AM
0.59

2:42PM
1.16
2:54AM
0.56

3:17PM
1.16
3:23AM
0.54

3:51PM
1.12

3:51AM
0.51
4:24PM
1.05

4:19AM
0.48

Low Tide
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7:43PM
0.19
6:56AM
0.16

8:21PM
0.12
7:22AM
0.11

8:58PM
0.09
7:50AM
0.08

9:35PM
0.09
8:18AM
0.07

10:12PM
0.12
8:46AM
0.08

10:50PM
0.18
9:13AM
0.12

11:30PM
0.25


Note: the tide data above is for Stenhouse Bay, Australia which is 6 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Chinamans.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Chinamans blow from the NNW.
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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 (?)
2123171717161718171820151313121213131415161617
Sunrise
7:01--7:03--7:03--7:05--7:05--7:05--7:07--7:07-
Sunset
-5:35--5:34--5:32--5:31--5:30--5:30--5:29--5:29
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 25mm), heaviest during Sun morning. Warm air temperatures (max 23°C on Thu afternoon, min 16°C on Fri morning). Winds increasing (light winds from the SSE on Fri morning, strong winds from the NNW by Sun night).Long Range Forecast:Moderate rain (total 19mm), heaviest on Mon morning. Cool air temperatures (max 18°C on Wed night, min 13°C on Mon night). Winds decreasing (gales from the WSW on Mon morning, light winds from the SSW by Thu morning).

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Information about the Chinamans Surf forecast

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

Are you planning a holiday in Yorke Peninsula? If you are looking for accommodation near Chinamans, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Yorke Peninsula, consider staying in Kingscote which is 80 km (50 miles) away.

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