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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 clean conditions at Colac Bay (light winds from the W at Invercargill 34 km from Colac Bay). 1.8m 17 s period swell from WSW with an additional 1.0m 9 s period swell from SW , plus 2.0m 8 s period wind swell from SSW
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34 km away, 1 h 5 min ago

Light
9 km/h
W
8.6
10.7
Air / Water (°C)
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Colac Bay Surf Forecast / Southland / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 am Tuesday 19 Jun 2018 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 10.7 °C (Statistics for 19 Jun 1981-2005 - mean: 10.8 max: 12.3 min: 9.6 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.8
WSW
1.7
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3
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2.5
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2.1
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2
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2.2
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4
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8.5
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8
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Period(s) (?)1816161512151514141313121219181710161415141414
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)192216284117294513631714215523791973142611709345045331523173328948868768411188132142533826964
Wind
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10
W
10
SW
5
E
10
NE
5
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5
ENE
5
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E
5
NNE
5
NE
0
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5
NW
10
NNW
5
NNW
15
NNE
15
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35
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30
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High Tide
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6:15PM
2.39
6:45AM
2.36

7:18PM
2.33
7:48AM
2.32

8:20PM
2.30
8:49AM
2.31

9:19PM
2.29
9:46AM
2.31

10:12PM
2.30
10:38AM
2.33







Low Tide
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12:04PM
0.30
12:33AM
0.45

1:04PM
0.39
1:34AM
0.52

2:04PM
0.47
2:35AM
0.56

3:02PM
0.54

3:34AM
0.58
3:59PM
0.59

4:28AM
0.58







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
9101077745546769811976691010
Low °C
7108665453265586986666109
Chill °C (?)
89956635446648595311455
Sunrise
8:30--8:32--8:32--8:32--8:32--8:32--8:32--8:33-
Sunset
-5:07--5:07--5:07--5:07--5:07--5:07--5:08--5:08
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Tue afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 10°C on Tue afternoon, min 2°C on Fri morning). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 41mm), heaviest during Tue morning. Cool air temperatures (max 11°C on Sun morning, min 5°C on Sat morning). Winds increasing (light winds from the NNW on Sat afternoon, near gales from the W by Tue afternoon).

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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.