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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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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still offshore at Colac Bay (light winds from the NW at Invercargill 34 km from Colac Bay). 1.6m 13 s period swell from WSW with 3.0m 8 s period wind swell from W
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Colac Bay Surf Forecast / Southland / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 pm Friday 28 Apr 2017 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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Swell
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)98121011111514131314111213131313141411131312
Surfscale.metric
Wave
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Energy(?)33411181165710922012317570312998194916471370831986199526683263247044564320556113759123636081
Wind
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50 W50
25 NW25
20 NW20
25 NW25
20 WSW20
35 S35
25 SSW25
10 SW10
10 NW10
5 SW5
10 N10
10 NNE10
5 N5
25 NE25
35 WSW35
30 WSW30
15 W15
20 SSW20
35 WSW35
45 SW45
60 SW60
50 SW50
35 WSW35
Wind State(?)cross-
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High Tide
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3:04AM
2.63
3:35PM
2.64

3:57AM
2.56
4:33PM
2.55

4:57AM
2.46
5:34PM
2.45

6:02AM
2.36

6:40PM
2.36
7:11AM
2.30

7:47PM
2.30
8:17AM
2.28

8:50PM
2.29
9:17AM
2.30


Low Tide
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9:03PM
0.20
9:27AM
0.16

9:57PM
0.28
10:22AM
0.23

10:53PM
0.38
11:21AM
0.33

11:53PM
0.48

12:25PM
0.42
12:56AM
0.55

1:30PM
0.48
2:01AM
0.59

2:33PM
0.50

3:05AM
0.60


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
some cloudssome cloudssome cloudsclearrain shwrsrain shwrscloudysome cloudssome cloudsclearclearclearsome cloudsrain shwrsmod. rainrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrsmod. rainmod. rainlight rainlight rain
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High °C
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
9111415106679119121411998553447
Sunrise
--7:41--7:43--7:43--7:46--7:47--7:48--7:48--
Sunset
5:50--5:49--5:46--5:45--5:44--5:42--5:40--5:38-
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 16mm), heaviest on Sat night. Cool air temperatures (max 16°C on Sat afternoon, min 7°C on Mon night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the W on Fri afternoon, calm by Mon afternoon).Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 38mm), heaviest during Wed morning. Cool air temperatures (max 14°C on Tue afternoon, min 8°C on Tue morning). Winds increasing (calm on Tue afternoon, near gales from the SW by Fri morning).

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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.