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Colac Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.2
Consistency of Surf: 3.8
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.8
Crowds: 4.1

Overall: 3.4

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Colac Bay Surf Forecast / Southland / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 pm Sunday 04 Dec 2016 NZDT

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 13.4 °C (Statistics for 04 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 11.6 max: 12.9 min: 10.1 °C)

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Swell
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)1615141414131212141313121111101011101918151310
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Wave
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Energy(?)427104921102234175581658541128662911235615691045904717483245100176322639572504520
Wind
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20 WSW20
25 SW25
5 N5
10 ENE10
20 S20
20 NNE20
15 NW15
30 SW30
0 SE0
5 SSE5
15 SSW15
5 WSW5
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15 SSW15
5 NE5
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20 S20
5 NW5
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15 WNW15
40 W40
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45 WNW45
Wind State(?)cross-
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High Tide
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5:20PM
2.17

5:51AM
2.20
6:10PM
2.14

6:41AM
2.17

7:05PM
2.14
7:36AM
2.17

8:04PM
2.17
8:36AM
2.21

9:05PM
2.24
9:36AM
2.28

10:04PM
2.33
10:34AM
2.37

11:03PM
2.45
11:31AM
2.47

Low Tide
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11:23AM
0.65

11:48PM
0.59
12:11PM
0.66

12:39AM
0.60

1:03PM
0.66
1:34AM
0.59

1:59PM
0.65
2:31AM
0.57

2:59PM
0.61
3:29AM
0.53

3:59PM
0.54

4:28AM
0.47
4:58PM
0.45

5:27AM
0.39

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
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
1010111414141910911101014121218181715159910
Sunrise
5:50--5:50--5:50--5:50--5:50--5:50--5:50--5:50-
Sunset
-9:25--9:27--9:28--9:29--9:30--9:30--9:31--9:32
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 19°C on Tue morning, min 9°C on Sun night). Mainly fresh winds.Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 40mm), heaviest during Sat night. Cool air temperatures (max 18°C on Fri morning, min 10°C on Thu night). Winds increasing (calm on Thu night, near gales from the W by Sun afternoon).

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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 Southland, 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.