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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 (strong winds from the W at Invercargill Airport 34 km from Colac Bay). 3.3m 8 s period wind swell from W is too big
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34 km away, 59 min ago

Strong
39 km/h
W
12.0
12.6
Air / Water (°C)
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Colac Bay Surf Forecast / Southland / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 pm Tuesday 24 Oct 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 12.6 °C (Statistics for 24 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 10.7 max: 12.4 min: 9.0 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)1212101111111111111111101011111111121111151415
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)164123572172141120481965258324092174156512206494484764854195215283962959539651782
Wind
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25 W25
25 W25
20 WSW20
15 SW15
20 WSW20
15 WNW15
25 W25
25 WSW25
15 W15
10 W10
15 SW15
5 NW5
10 NNE10
15 S15
5 N5
10 ENE10
10 SSE10
5 N5
10 ENE10
5 N5
10 NNE10
5 NE5
10 ENE10
Wind State(?)cross-
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High Tide
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5:01PM
2.24

5:30AM
2.23
5:43PM
2.14

6:16AM
2.14
6:33PM
2.06

7:08AM
2.08

7:32PM
2.01
8:07AM
2.04

8:34PM
2.01
9:07AM
2.05

9:33PM
2.05
10:03AM
2.11

10:27PM
2.14
10:54AM
2.20

Low Tide
/ height (m)
11:08AM
0.72

11:27PM
0.70
11:50AM
0.80

12:12AM
0.77
12:35PM
0.86

1:02AM
0.82

1:27PM
0.90
1:59AM
0.84

2:25PM
0.90
2:58AM
0.81

3:26PM
0.85
3:55AM
0.74

4:23PM
0.75

4:49AM
0.64

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)
1-5---22--------1------
High °C
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Low °C
111388971112711107101371215121722141619
Chill °C (?)
11118665898111081515111919142324182222
Sunrise
6:37--6:35--6:33--6:31--6:31--6:28--6:26--6:26-
Sunset
-8:28--8:29--8:30--8:31--8:34--8:35--8:37--8:37
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 10mm), heaviest on Tue night. Cool air temperatures (max 13°C on Tue morning, min 7°C on Wed night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the W on Tue afternoon, calm by Fri night).Long Range Forecast:Some drizzle, heaviest during Sun afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 24°C on Mon afternoon, min 7°C on Fri 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.