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Banks Peninsula - Magnet Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.2
Consistency of Surf: 2.8
Difficulty Level: 4.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 2.8

Overall: 2.7

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  1. weather stationWind Update Offshore wind reported 12 km from Banks Peninsula - Magnet Bay (light winds from the E at French Farm Christchurch wx 12 km from Banks Peninsula - Magnet Bay). 1.0m 6 s period wind swell from E
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Actual: 28 min ago

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11.2 km/h
E
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Banks Peninsula - Magnet Bay Surf Forecast / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 am Thursday 13 Dec 2018 NZDT

Banks Peninsula - Magnet Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's Banks Peninsula - Magnet Bay sea temperature is 13.5 °C (Statistics for 13 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 12.7 max: 14.0 min: 10.9 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.6
ENE
1.1
E
1.1
E
1
E
1
E
0.9
E
0.7
E
0.6
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0.5
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0.6
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SSW
0.7
SSW
0.6
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0.6
SSW
0.5
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0.5
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0.4
SSW
0.7
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1.5
SSE
1.2
S
1.2
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Period(s) (?)10121211111110101010101412111099119971212
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)8235333624824819110675493016138160128706640612971192404384
Wind
(km/h)
5
ESE
15
ENE
15
ENE
10
NE
15
ENE
5
NNE
10
SW
15
S
5
WSW
10
NE
15
NE
10
NNE
5
W
10
SE
10
NW
15
W
5
ENE
15
N
10
SSW
15
SE
10
ESE
5
SSW
5
S
Wind State(?)cross-
off
offoffoffcross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)


9:19PM
1.58
9:44AM
1.68

10:08PM
1.56
10:31AM
1.65

10:57PM
1.56
11:18AM
1.65

11:44PM
1.59
12:04PM
1.66

12:30AM
1.64
12:49PM
1.69

1:15AM
1.71

1:34PM
1.73
2:02AM
1.80


Low Tide
/ height (m)

3:13PM
0.44
3:26AM
0.45

4:01PM
0.46

4:15AM
0.47
4:49PM
0.47

5:03AM
0.48
5:34PM
0.46

5:51AM
0.47
6:19PM
0.42

6:38AM
0.43

7:02PM
0.37
7:25AM
0.37

7:47PM
0.30
8:13AM
0.30

Note: the tide data above is calculated at the surf break location.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Banks Peninsula - Magnet Bay blow from the NE.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
122--------------1361112
High °C
1516151718151716131718162022182223191614141515
Low °C
1515141517141615131616141820161921161514131515
Chill °C (?)
1515141718151715131718152022182223191613131515
Sunrise
5:39--5:39--5:39--5:39--5:41--5:41--5:41--5:41-
Sunset
-9:05--9:06--9:07--9:07--9:07--9:08--9:08--9:09
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Thu morning. Cool air temperatures (max 18°C on Fri afternoon, min 13°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 24mm), heaviest during Wed afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 23°C on Tue afternoon, min 13°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Banks Peninsula - Magnet Bay Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Banks Peninsula - Magnet Bay provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Banks Peninsula - Magnet Bay can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Banks Peninsula - Magnet 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 (Banks Peninsula - Magnet 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 Banks Peninsula - Magnet 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.

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