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

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Colac Bay Surf Forecast / Southland / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 am Monday 22 Sep 2014 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 11.1 °C (Statistics for 22 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 10.3 max: 11.9 min: 8.9 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period (s) (?) 12 12 12 8 6 13 7 6 15 14 13 10 13 23 8 10 12 13 15 13 9 9 10
Surfscale
Wave
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Energy (?) 473 609 255 475 366 234 297 321 678 416 245 92 193 51 388 1175 1125 440 523 229 130 140 125
Wind
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30 SSW30
20 WSW20
40 NW40
50 WNW50
45 W45
40 WNW40
45 WNW45
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Wind State (?) cross cross-
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High Tide
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12:04PM
2.28
12:20AM
2.31

12:39PM
2.32
12:54AM
2.36

1:14PM
2.36
1:29AM
2.38

1:48PM
2.38
2:04AM
2.40

2:22PM
2.37
2:42AM
2.39

2:59PM
2.35

3:22AM
2.35
3:40PM
2.30

4:07AM
2.30

Low Tide
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6:20PM
0.53
6:38AM
0.48

6:55PM
0.48
7:13AM
0.46

7:29PM
0.45
7:48AM
0.44

8:04PM
0.44
8:24AM
0.45

8:41PM
0.44
9:03AM
0.48

9:21PM
0.46
9:44AM
0.52

10:05PM
0.50
10:30AM
0.57

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
5 7 7 11 11 10 12 13 9 11 13 10 10 9 7 8 8 7 9 12 9 12 13
Chill °C (?)
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Sunrise
6:37 - - 6:35 - - 6:33 - - 6:31 - - 6:30 - - 6:28 - - 6:26 - - 6:24 -
Sunset
- 18:44 - - 18:45 - - 18:46 - - 18:47 - - 18:49 - - 18:51 - - 18:52 - - 18:52
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 6mm), mostly falling on Thu night. Cool air temperatures (max 15°C on Thu afternoon, min 5°C on Mon morning). Mainly strong winds. Long Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 23mm), heaviest during Thu night. Cool air temperatures (max 15°C on Mon morning, min 7°C on Fri night). Winds increasing (light winds from the WSW on Thu night, strong winds from the WSW by Sat 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 Invercargill, 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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