Colac Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.9
Difficulty Level: 2.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.7
Crowds: 4.1

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Colac Bay Surf Forecast / Southland / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 am Tuesday 02 Sep 2014 NZST

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

Today's Colac Bay sea temperature is 10.9 °C (Statistics for 02 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 10.3 max: 11.4 min: 8.6 °C)

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Swell
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period (s) (?) 13 12 12 11 10 12 12 11 11 10 10 12 12 12 12 12 13 7 13 13 13 12 12
Surfscale
Wave
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Energy (?) 92 86 70 57 48 39 77 48 44 41 42 68 99 131 154 157 520 430 538 357 281 196 172
Wind
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15 NNE15
5 SSW5
15 NNW15
15 N15
10 SW10
10 E10
10 ENE10
15 SSE15
15 SSE15
10 SSE10
10 SSE10
10 W10
15 W15
15 WSW15
15 W15
25 WNW25
45 W45
50 W50
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10 NNW10
15 NNW15
10 WNW10
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High Tide
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6:42PM
2.11
7:21AM
2.15

7:50PM
2.12
8:27AM
2.19

8:56PM
2.19
9:31AM
2.28

9:57PM
2.30
10:30AM
2.40

10:55PM
2.45
11:26AM
2.53

11:49PM
2.59

12:19PM
2.64
12:40AM
2.70


Low Tide
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12:39PM
0.69
1:10AM
0.64

1:41PM
0.69
2:16AM
0.60

2:48PM
0.63

3:21AM
0.49
3:54PM
0.52

4:23AM
0.35
4:54PM
0.36

5:20AM
0.19
5:48PM
0.21

6:14AM
0.06

6:38PM
0.10
7:04AM
-0.03

Note: the tide data above is for Colac Bay, New Zealand which is 1 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Colac Bay. New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Colac Bay blow from the NW.
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Summary
clear clear some clouds some clouds light rain rain shwrs some clouds clear some clouds some clouds clear clear some clouds some clouds some clouds some clouds some clouds rain shwrs some clouds some clouds clear clear clear
Rain (mm)
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High °C
13 15 11 13 13 9 11 12 9 9 10 9 10 10 10 11 12 10 7 7 7 5 9
Low °C
9 13 7 9 11 8 9 10 8 8 9 7 8 10 9 10 10 6 6 7 4 5 9
Chill °C (?)
13 15 11 12 12 7 10 11 7 8 9 8 8 8 8 8 9 5 3 3 6 2 7
Sunrise
7:16 - - 7:15 - - 7:13 - - 7:11 - - 7:09 - - 7:07 - - 7:05 - - 7:03 -
Sunset
- 18:19 - - 18:20 - - 18:21 - - 18:22 - - 18:23 - - 18:24 - - 18:27 - - 18:28
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 6mm), mostly falling on Wed afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 15°C on Tue afternoon, min 7°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light. Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Sun night. Cool air temperatures (max 12°C on Sun afternoon, min 4°C on Mon night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the WNW on Sun night, light winds from the WSW by Mon night).

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Information about the Colac Bay Surf forecast

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

Colac Bay is 30 km (19 miles) from Tuatapere. If you plan a holiday in Invercargill, look for hotels and other accommodation in Tuatapere. Tuatapere has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.

 

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