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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 cross-on at Colac Bay (light winds from the SE at Invercargill 34 km from Colac Bay). 2.4m swell from WSW too big
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34 km away, 2 h 1 min ago

Moderate
19 km/h
SE
20.8
17.2
Air / Water (°C)
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Colac Bay Surf Forecast / Southland / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 pm Sunday 21 Jan 2018 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 17.2 °C (Statistics for 21 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 12.9 max: 14.6 min: 11.5 °C)

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Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
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WSW
2.4
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Period(s) (?)1212111117161515141312121313151413131313121213
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)243315701037799381443742295149611111044120114832376287554443659236913097451248748766880
Wind
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5
ESE
15
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0
WSW
0
NNE
10
SW
10
NNE
10
N
20
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5
NNW
15
WSW
15
SW
5
NW
0
WNW
15
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0
SSE
5
ENE
10
SSE
5
NNW
10
NW
25
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10
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5
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20
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Wind State(?)glasscross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

5:06PM
2.21

5:31AM
2.22
5:50PM
2.19

6:15AM
2.20
6:39PM
2.18

7:07AM
2.17

7:36PM
2.17
8:05AM
2.17

8:37PM
2.19
9:08AM
2.20

9:41PM
2.25
10:11AM
2.26

10:44PM
2.34
11:11AM
2.34

Low Tide
/ height (m)
11:08AM
0.56

11:32PM
0.52
11:51AM
0.58

12:18AM
0.55
12:39PM
0.61

1:08AM
0.59

1:32PM
0.63
2:02AM
0.61

2:30PM
0.64
3:00AM
0.62

3:32PM
0.60

4:03AM
0.60
4:35PM
0.52

5:07AM
0.53

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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Rain (mm)
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High °C
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
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Sunrise
6:24--6:24--6:26--6:28--6:30--6:31--6:33--6:33-
Sunset
-9:34--9:32--9:31--9:30--9:30--9:29--9:28--9:25
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Sun night. Warm air temperatures (max 27°C on Tue afternoon, min 14°C on Sun morning). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Sat morning. Warm air temperatures (max 24°C on Fri afternoon, min 13°C on Wed 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.