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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 The wind is still cross-off at Colac Bay (light winds from the N at Invercargill 34 km from Colac Bay). 2.2m swell from W too big with 2.6m 12 s period wind swell from NW
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34 km away, 1 h 29 min ago

Light
11 km/h
N
6.8
9.9
Air / Water (°C)
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Colac Bay Surf Forecast / Southland / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 pm Thursday 17 Aug 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 9.9 °C (Statistics for 17 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 10.4 max: 11.4 min: 8.5 °C)

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Period(s) (?)151414141312119141312121313131313121214131211
Surfscale.metric
Wave
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Energy(?)4258150043312198213571635783111112071221141220052293235619061323920838641851682263807
Wind
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10 NNE10
10 NNW10
5 ESE5
20 E20
5 NE5
10 SSE10
15 SE15
15 SE15
20 SSE20
15 SSE15
5 N5
0 SE0
10 NNW10
10 NNW10
5 SSE5
10 N10
10 NE10
15 N15
25 W25
5 WSW5
5 ENE5
5 N5
10 N10
Wind State(?)cross-
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High Tide
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9:27PM
2.30
10:02AM
2.38

10:29PM
2.38
11:02AM
2.46

11:26PM
2.47
11:57AM
2.54

12:20AM
2.55

12:50PM
2.60
1:09AM
2.61

1:38PM
2.63
1:56AM
2.62







Low Tide
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3:50AM
0.43
4:24PM
0.47

4:52AM
0.32
5:24PM
0.37

5:49AM
0.21

6:18PM
0.26
6:41AM
0.12

7:07PM
0.20
7:30AM
0.08

7:54PM
0.18
8:17AM
0.10






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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High °C
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
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Sunrise
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Sunset
--6:00--6:00--6:01--6:02--6:05--6:06--6:07--
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 24mm), heaviest during Sun morning. Cool air temperatures (max 13°C on Fri afternoon, min 5°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Moderate rain (total 10mm), heaviest on Wed night. Cool air temperatures (max 14°C on Tue afternoon, min 6°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

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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.