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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 Wednesday 28 Sep 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 9.6 °C (Statistics for 28 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 10.3 max: 11.7 min: 9.2 °C)

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Swell
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)16141313121615141312121212-151413121815141413
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)273297514361288416558907614501269190142012517830320832198694424994763
Wind
(km/h)
15 SE15
5 SSE5
0 NNW0
10 SSW10
5 W5
5 ENE5
10 SSE10
10 ENE10
15 E15
20 ESE20
0 NNW0
10 NE10
5 SE5
10 NW10
15 NW15
10 NNW10
20 NNE20
25 ENE25
25 W25
20 NW20
15 NW15
45 WNW45
30 WNW30
Wind State(?)onglassglasscrossglassglasscross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

12:44AM
2.39

1:08PM
2.40
1:26AM
2.43

1:48PM
2.42
2:05AM
2.44

2:26PM
2.43
2:42AM
2.44

3:01PM
2.42
3:18AM
2.42

3:35PM
2.38
3:54AM
2.38

4:09PM
2.33

4:31AM
2.32


Low Tide
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6:41PM
0.46

7:02AM
0.39

7:24PM
0.42
7:44AM
0.38

8:04PM
0.41
8:24AM
0.40

8:41PM
0.42
9:01AM
0.45

9:18PM
0.46
9:38AM
0.51

9:54PM
0.52
10:14AM
0.59

10:30PM
0.59
10:51AM
0.66


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
clearsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsrain shwrsrain shwrsclearrain shwrsrain shwrslight rainrisk thund- derrain shwrssome cloudsclearsome cloudssome cloudslight rainsome cloudsrain shwrsrisk thund- derrain shwrs
Rain (mm)
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High °C
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
14111413121414121415121215141618141411101296
Sunrise
--7:22--7:20--7:18--7:16--7:15--7:13--7:11--
Sunset
7:52--7:53--7:55--7:57--7:58--8:00--8:00--8:01-
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 14mm), heaviest on Sat night. Cool air temperatures (max 16°C on Sat afternoon, min 10°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Moderate rain (total 16mm), heaviest on Wed morning. Cool air temperatures (max 18°C on Mon afternoon, min 10°C on Tue night). Winds increasing (light winds from the E on Sun night, strong winds from the WNW by Wed afternoon).

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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.