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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 5 pm Tuesday 28 Jul 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 9.6 °C (Statistics for 28 Jul 1981-2005 - mean: 10.4 max: 11.7 min: 9.1 °C)

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Swell
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)1413101010121716151414131312121112161616151513
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)361316171996159612202249456537513666375046552470560328075342489333910700120887283560441407506
Wind
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30 WSW30
35 WSW35
35 SW35
25 SW25
10 NW10
15 N15
15 NW15
15 N15
15 N15
20 NNW20
25 NE25
20 NNW20
45 WNW45
20 NE20
35 W35
55 WSW55
20 NW20
15 NE15
40 N40
45 NW45
40 NW40
50 NW50
45 WNW45
Wind State(?)cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

10:56PM
2.23
11:26AM
2.32

11:46PM
2.33

12:16PM
2.42
12:35AM
2.43

1:04PM
2.51
1:23AM
2.53

1:52PM
2.58
2:10AM
2.59

2:40PM
2.62
2:59AM
2.62

3:28PM
2.62

3:50AM
2.60


Low Tide
/ height (m)
4:56PM
0.64

5:20AM
0.49
5:47PM
0.50

6:10AM
0.34

6:35PM
0.36
6:59AM
0.20

7:22PM
0.24
7:47AM
0.09

8:09PM
0.16
8:35AM
0.04

8:57PM
0.12
9:24AM
0.04

9:47PM
0.14
10:15AM
0.10


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
rain shwrsrain shwrslight raincloudysome cloudsclearsome cloudsrain shwrssome cloudssome cloudsrain shwrsrain shwrssome cloudssome cloudsheavy rainrain shwrsclearsome cloudsclearsome cloudsrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrs
Rain (mm)
181----2--32--121----142
High °C
9877710121014141112109101091313131098
Low °C
987766111011129111087991011111088
Chill °C (?)
53235810812128966555111010643
Sunrise
--8:12--8:11--8:11--8:08--8:07--8:07--8:06--
Sunset
17:35--17:36--17:37--17:37--17:39--17:40--17:42--17:43-
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 15mm), heaviest on Tue night. Cool air temperatures (max 14°C on Fri morning, min 6°C on Wed night). Winds decreasing (near gales from the SW on Tue night, light winds from the WSW by Wed night).Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 22mm), heaviest during Sun morning. Cool air temperatures (max 13°C on Mon morning, min 7°C on Sun morning). Winds decreasing (near gales from the WSW on Sun morning, light winds from the N by Sun 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.