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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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Colac Bay Surf Forecast / Southland / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 pm Monday 08 Feb 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 14.1 °C (Statistics for 08 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 13.3 max: 14.9 min: 12.0 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)131281015141314141413121212111212121212121514
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)1407101614932778830985454908585038422773148713361159118588414711483100360842678732042638
Wind
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15 SSW15
10 NW10
55 WSW55
45 WSW45
25 W25
15 NW15
45 WNW45
15 WSW15
15 ENE15
5 SSE5
20 WNW20
30 WSW30
50 SW50
15 WSW15
5 NNE5
20 SE20
10 SSW10
10 NNE10
25 SSE25
5 ENE5
20 NE20
10 W10
15 NNE15
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High Tide
/ height (m)

2:31AM
2.51

2:48PM
2.53
3:16AM
2.57

3:34PM
2.58

4:03AM
2.59
4:23PM
2.58

4:50AM
2.57
5:14PM
2.55

5:41AM
2.51
6:10PM
2.48

6:37AM
2.43

7:11PM
2.40
7:40AM
2.35


Low Tide
/ height (m)

8:26PM
0.17
8:48AM
0.22

9:12PM
0.10
9:34AM
0.16

9:59PM
0.07
10:21AM
0.15

10:48PM
0.10
11:11AM
0.18

11:39PM
0.18
12:04PM
0.25

12:34AM
0.29

1:01PM
0.35
1:32AM
0.41



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)
--4----18-31--------1-41
High °C
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
1515121110151714171917141413161614202118232320
Sunrise
--6:52--6:54--6:54--6:56--6:58--7:00--7:01--
Sunset
9:13--9:10--9:09--9:07--9:07--9:05--9:04--9:01-
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 26mm), heaviest during Wed night. Cool air temperatures (max 19°C on Thu afternoon, min 12°C on Tue night). Winds decreasing (near gales from the WSW on Tue morning, calm by Thu afternoon).Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 6mm), mostly falling on Mon afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 23°C on Mon morning, min 12°C on Sat night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the SW on Fri afternoon, calm by Sat 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.

New for December 2015: Use the [+][-] and arrow controls in the forecast maps to zoom right into your local area. (Dans le site de fr bientôt.) En el sitio web es pronto. (No site do pt breve.)