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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 (light winds from the NW at Invercargill 34 km from Colac Bay). 2.2m swell from WSW too big with an additional 1.2m 17 s period swell from WSW
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Colac Bay Surf Forecast / Southland / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 am Wednesday 01 Mar 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 15.0 °C (Statistics for 01 Mar 1981-2005 - mean: 13.1 max: 14.1 min: 11.6 °C)

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Swell
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)121215141313121191216161514131210111111111514
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)15231697319926061901996436307223280092166415825101345516458434432345252730922305190131142765
Wind
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5 W5
10 W10
30 WSW30
20 NW20
10 WNW10
30 WSW30
15 WNW15
25 NW25
45 WSW45
55 W55
45 WSW45
45 W45
35 W35
20 W20
35 W35
25 WNW25
35 W35
40 WSW40
40 W40
20 SW20
15 SSW15
15 NE15
10 NE10
Wind State(?)glasscross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
3:59AM
2.51

4:19PM
2.51

4:44AM
2.49
5:08PM
2.48

5:32AM
2.44
6:02PM
2.42

6:27AM
2.37

7:02PM
2.35
7:31AM
2.30

8:09PM
2.30
8:40AM
2.26

9:18PM
2.29
9:48AM
2.27



Low Tide
/ height (m)

10:18AM
0.23

10:44PM
0.22
11:06AM
0.26

11:34PM
0.29
11:57AM
0.32

12:27AM
0.38
12:53PM
0.40

1:25AM
0.48

1:55PM
0.47
2:27AM
0.55

3:01PM
0.50
3:35AM
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
131617161818161713121213131616151513131211109
Low °C
13131614151814141312121313141614131312121189
Chill °C (?)
12151615181715161088101015141313101010997
Sunrise
-7:22--7:24--7:24--7:26--7:28--7:28--7:31---
Sunset
--8:37--8:36--8:34--8:31--8:30--8:28--8:27--
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 7mm), mostly falling on Fri morning. Cool air temperatures (max 18°C on Thu morning, min 12°C on Fri night). Winds increasing (calm on Tue night, near gales from the W by Fri night).Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 4mm), mostly falling on Mon morning. Cool air temperatures (max 16°C on Sun morning, min 8°C on Tue night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the W on Sat afternoon, light winds from the SSE 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.