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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

Overall: 3.3

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing glassy conditions at Colac Bay (light winds from the NW at Invercargill 34 km from Colac Bay). 3.4m swell from WSW too big with an additional 1.1m 11 s period swell from S
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Colac Bay Surf Forecast / Southland / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 am Wednesday 31 Aug 2016 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 10.1 °C (Statistics for 31 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 10.2 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) (?)1413131313161615101214131211-1212111716161615
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)464135561497890888268122001921259828132534139852716001122572353817102621110183581064610063
Wind
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15 W15
25 SW25
10 NE10
20 NE20
20 N20
25 W25
30 WNW30
45 W45
30 W30
15 W15
15 S15
20 ENE20
30 ENE30
35 N35
70 W70
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45 W45
20 WNW20
20 WNW20
15 WNW15
15 N15
30 WSW30
35 S35
Wind State(?)cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

12:32PM
2.46
12:50AM
2.47

1:15PM
2.48
1:31AM
2.48

1:55PM
2.48
2:10AM
2.47

2:32PM
2.45
2:48AM
2.43

3:08PM
2.40

3:26AM
2.37
3:43PM
2.34

4:04AM
2.30




Low Tide
/ height (m)


6:47PM
0.35
7:09AM
0.27

7:30PM
0.34
7:50AM
0.29

8:10PM
0.36
8:31AM
0.35

8:49PM
0.42
9:09AM
0.43

9:27PM
0.49
9:48AM
0.53

10:05PM
0.58
10:26AM
0.63




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
8118111411111091097111411111211121411108
Chill °C (?)
1089121411976108713151079913131274
Sunrise
7:20--7:18--7:16--7:13--7:11--7:11--7:09--7:07-
Sunset
-6:16--6:17--6:20--6:21--6:22--6:22--6:24--6:25
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 7mm), mostly falling on Fri morning. Cool air temperatures (max 15°C on Thu afternoon, min 7°C on Sat night). Winds increasing (light winds from the NW on Wed night, strong winds from the WNW by Fri afternoon).Long Range Forecast:Moderate rain (total 19mm), heaviest on Wed afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 17°C on Sun afternoon, min 7°C on Sat night). Winds decreasing (gales from the W on Sun night, calm by Tue 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 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.