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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 (calm at Invercargill 34 km from Colac Bay). 2.3m swell from WSW too big with an additional 1.3m 12 s period swell from E
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Colac Bay Surf Forecast / Southland / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 pm Wednesday 28 Jun 2017 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 11.2 °C (Statistics for 28 Jun 1981-2005 - mean: 10.6 max: 12.5 min: 9.5 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)1313131212161615141414131210151514131314141312
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)2221160612811189920103816972322355431102694212125772653324143462940163011571187390222102
Wind
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5 SW5
5 N5
10 N10
10 NE10
10 N10
20 NE20
5 NE5
10 W10
10 NNW10
5 SSE5
10 W10
10 WSW10
25 SW25
40 SW40
25 WSW25
25 WSW25
10 NW10
15 NE15
15 E15
15 NE15
20 NE20
20 ENE20
10 N10
Wind State(?)glasscross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
4:53PM
2.49

5:17AM
2.42
5:48PM
2.38

6:16AM
2.33

6:46PM
2.28
7:16AM
2.25

7:46PM
2.21
8:16AM
2.21

8:44PM
2.18
9:12AM
2.20

9:37PM
2.18
10:04AM
2.21

10:26PM
2.20
10:51AM
2.23


Low Tide
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11:11PM
0.41
11:40AM
0.36

12:06AM
0.52

12:36PM
0.48
1:04AM
0.62

1:32PM
0.59
2:02AM
0.69

2:28PM
0.68
2:59AM
0.73

3:23PM
0.74

3:54AM
0.73
4:17PM
0.76

4:44AM
0.71


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 (?)
9971067109899977888785667
Sunrise
--8:33--8:32--8:32--8:32--8:32--8:32--8:30--
Sunset
5:08--5:09--5:09--5:10--5:12--5:12--5:13--5:13-
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 12mm), heaviest on Fri afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 11°C on Thu afternoon, min 7°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 25mm), heaviest during Sun night. Cool air temperatures (max 11°C on Sun morning, min 6°C on Tue night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the SW on Sun night, light winds from the NNW by Mon night).

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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.