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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 pm Friday 29 May 2015 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 12.7 °C (Statistics for 29 May 1981-2005 - mean: 11.0 max: 12.2 min: 9.0 °C)

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Energy(?)8411749522056864779040136455633047202855209612088355941645234121131356866773692569
Wind
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30 NE30
10 WNW10
15 WSW15
15 N15
25 N25
25 N25
25 NNE25
15 NE15
15 SSW15
15 SSE15
35 SE35
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30 S30
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High Tide
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10:35PM
2.20
10:57AM
2.25

11:17PM
2.25
11:38AM
2.31

11:57PM
2.30

12:19PM
2.36
12:38AM
2.33

1:01PM
2.39
1:18AM
2.36

1:45PM
2.42
2:01AM
2.37

2:30PM
2.42
2:45AM
2.37




Low Tide
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4:55AM
0.70
5:15PM
0.68

5:36AM
0.63
5:57PM
0.62

6:16AM
0.55

6:39PM
0.56
6:57AM
0.48

7:20PM
0.51
7:40AM
0.42

8:03PM
0.47
8:24AM
0.37

8:47PM
0.44
9:10AM
0.35



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
911111013141113131010109887777101098
Low °C
91011810121011101010977867778998
Chill °C (?)
699911128121276654323338878
Sunrise
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Sunset
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Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 14mm), heaviest on Mon night. Cool air temperatures (max 14°C on Sun afternoon, min 8°C on Sat night). Winds increasing (calm on Sat afternoon, strong winds from the SE by Tue morning).Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 74mm), heaviest during Tue afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 10°C on Tue afternoon, min 6°C on Wed night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the SSE on Wed afternoon, calm 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.