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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 11 pm Sunday 29 May 2016 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 11.5 °C (Statistics for 29 May 1981-2005 - mean: 11.0 max: 12.2 min: 9.1 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)121211129111313121212131116161515141414141414
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Wave
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Energy(?)38731114331114202287282732673266245123353489327410273771260553949373739784800489236452661
Wind
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10 SSW10
10 SSW10
15 SSE15
15 WSW15
35 S35
25 SSE25
5 WSW5
20 SW20
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20 WSW20
10 W10
35 W35
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5 WNW5
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High Tide
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7:36AM
2.21

8:09PM
2.26
8:38AM
2.30

9:09PM
2.34
9:36AM
2.41

10:06PM
2.44
10:34AM
2.52

11:01PM
2.54
11:29AM
2.62

11:56PM
2.61

12:24PM
2.69
12:49AM
2.65

1:18PM
2.71
1:41AM
2.66

Low Tide
/ height (m)
1:31AM
0.61

2:02PM
0.52
2:32AM
0.55

3:02PM
0.46

3:32AM
0.47
4:00PM
0.39

4:29AM
0.37
4:58PM
0.32

5:25AM
0.27
5:54PM
0.26

6:18AM
0.19

6:47PM
0.23
7:11AM
0.14

7:39PM
0.23

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
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
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Sunrise
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Sunset
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Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 34mm), heaviest during Mon night. Cool air temperatures (max 10°C on Wed morning, min 7°C on Tue morning). Winds increasing (light winds from the SSW on Sun night, strong winds from the SSW by Mon night).Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Thu night. Cool air temperatures (max 13°C on Sat afternoon, min 10°C on Thu afternoon). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the W on Thu afternoon, calm by Sun 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.

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