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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 glassy conditions at Colac Bay (light winds from the NW at Riverton 10 km from Colac Bay). 2.4m 12 s period wind swell from W is too big
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Colac Bay Surf Forecast / Southland / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 pm Friday 20 Jan 2017 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 14.2 °C (Statistics for 20 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 12.9 max: 14.6 min: 11.5 °C)

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Swell
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)12121111111111787891010121113121112121210
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Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)339916169266064152751614888655971008205316646516879429943666076376807588643904812
Wind
(km/h)
25 WSW25
30 WSW30
5 NNW5
15 ENE15
25 ESE25
30 ESE30
35 S35
45 SW45
45 WSW45
50 WSW50
60 W60
40 W40
15 N15
20 N20
50 W50
60 W60
50 W50
35 WNW35
50 WNW50
55 W55
40 W40
35 WNW35
55 W55
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High Tide
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8:54PM
2.12
9:20AM
2.10

9:51PM
2.11
10:16AM
2.10

10:44PM
2.13
11:07AM
2.12

11:34PM
2.16
11:54AM
2.16

12:19AM
2.20
12:38PM
2.20

1:02AM
2.25

1:19PM
2.24
1:43AM
2.29


Low Tide
/ height (m)

2:42PM
0.80
3:07AM
0.81

3:39PM
0.83

4:03AM
0.85
4:35PM
0.82

4:59AM
0.85
5:27PM
0.77

5:51AM
0.80
6:14PM
0.69

6:38AM
0.72
6:57PM
0.61

7:19AM
0.63

7:38PM
0.51
7:58AM
0.54

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)
1---31491122--16321111614
High °C
1112111414121213131414132018191213131313121514
Low °C
101291113111212111313121618121213121213111313
Chill °C (?)
89913129910101111102017188101010991311
Sunrise
6:22--6:22--6:24--6:26--6:28--6:28--6:31--6:31-
Sunset
-9:35--9:34--9:32--9:31--9:30--9:30--9:29--9:28
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 33mm), heaviest during Sat night. Cool air temperatures (max 14°C on Sat morning, min 9°C on Fri night). Winds increasing (light winds from the NNW on Fri night, near gales from the W by Mon afternoon).Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 36mm), heaviest during Thu morning. Warm air temperatures (max 20°C on Tue morning, min 11°C on Thu night). Winds increasing (light winds from the N on Tue morning, near gales from the W by Wed 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.