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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 Continuing clean conditions at Colac Bay (light winds from the NE at Invercargill 34 km from Colac Bay). 1.2m 9 s period swell from W with an additional 0.8m 11 s period swell from SSW
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34 km away, 1 h 43 min ago

Light
7 km/h
NE
11.4
14.1
Air / Water (°C)
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Colac Bay Surf Forecast / Southland / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 pm Thursday 26 Apr 2018 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 14.1 °C (Statistics for 26 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 11.8 max: 13.4 min: 10.0 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.5
W
0.4
WSW
2.1
W
1.1
WSW
1.7
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3
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2.5
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2
WSW
1.7
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3.5
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3
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2.5
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2.4
W
2.5
WSW
2.5
WSW
Period(s) (?)918101716151414131314141816161514141313131314
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)390121804657132432072460146599876321522202663589851182081365982490428752123185020912334
Wind
(km/h)
10
N
5
NW
10
SW
10
SSW
15
SE
15
ESE
15
E
15
ENE
10
ESE
10
ESE
5
S
10
WSW
10
NNW
15
W
25
W
20
W
10
W
10
SW
5
NNW
5
NNE
5
E
5
N
5
N
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off
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oncross-
on
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High Tide
/ height (m)
10:54PM
2.44
11:17AM
2.49

11:43PM
2.49

12:04PM
2.54
12:29AM
2.52

12:49PM
2.56
1:11AM
2.53

1:32PM
2.56
1:52AM
2.50

2:14PM
2.52
2:31AM
2.45







Low Tide
/ height (m)

5:12AM
0.37
5:36PM
0.30

6:00AM
0.33

6:24PM
0.30
6:45AM
0.32

7:08PM
0.33
7:28AM
0.34

7:51PM
0.40
8:10AM
0.40

8:33PM
0.49
8:52AM
0.48






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
1514109987810910111113141213141113161410
Low °C
141299885510991091113121212910151110
Chill °C (?)
15148776468791091112101213111316149
Sunrise
-7:39--7:41--7:43--7:43--7:45--7:47--7:48---
Sunset
--5:51--5:49--5:46--5:45--5:44--5:43--5:40--
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 30mm), heaviest during Fri afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 15°C on Thu night, min 5°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Some drizzle, heaviest during Tue night. Cool air temperatures (max 16°C on Thu afternoon, min 9°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

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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.