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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

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Colac Bay Surf Forecast / Southland / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 pm Tuesday 28 Apr 2015 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 13.6 °C (Statistics for 28 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 11.8 max: 13.4 min: 10.0 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)1210131414131313121213161514131212121212111615
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Wave
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Energy(?)2619654814070217411181075035010408741894601478110564893833991915185432911084976596253754975
Wind
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30 WNW30
70 WSW70
70 WSW70
65 SW65
45 SW45
40 W40
40 WSW40
35 W35
50 W50
40 W40
30 NW30
55 W55
25 WNW25
5 W5
10 NNW10
30 NNW30
20 NNW20
20 W20
10 ENE10
20 NE20
35 NE35
50 W50
45 W45
Wind State(?)offcross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
9:48PM
2.14
10:11AM
2.18

10:34PM
2.19
10:54AM
2.24

11:15PM
2.24
11:34AM
2.29

11:53PM
2.29

12:11PM
2.34
12:30AM
2.33

12:48PM
2.38
1:05AM
2.36

1:25PM
2.40
1:42AM
2.36

2:04PM
2.40
2:20AM
2.35

Low Tide
/ height (m)

4:08AM
0.75
4:28PM
0.69

4:53AM
0.69
5:12PM
0.64

5:33AM
0.62
5:52PM
0.60

6:10AM
0.57

6:30PM
0.56
6:47AM
0.52

7:07PM
0.53
7:23AM
0.48

7:44PM
0.52
8:01AM
0.46

8:23PM
0.51

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)
3648-11---1----131--243
High °C
12129910121212131214141315161616161516181812
Low °C
910989111111121212141212141415161212171312
Chill °C (?)
873469981091111101516141515151517178
Sunrise
-7:41--7:43--7:45--7:46--7:47--7:48--7:50---
Sunset
--17:47--17:46--17:45--17:44--17:42--17:40--17:38--
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 24mm), heaviest during Wed morning. Cool air temperatures (max 14°C on Sat morning, min 8°C on Wed night). Mainly gales.Long Range Forecast:Moderate rain (total 14mm), heaviest on Tue night. Cool air temperatures (max 18°C on Tue afternoon, min 12°C on Sat night). Winds decreasing (near gales from the W on Sat afternoon, calm by Mon 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 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.