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Type: point

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell S | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 14.3 °C

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Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 23:07 Local time
WedThursday 13
Wave (m) 1.7
Period (s) 13 13 12 12
Wind (km/h) 20
SE 15
ESE 15
E 15
Wind State on on cross-

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Mitchell's Bay in Southland is a fairly exposed point break that has unreliable waves with no particular seasonal pattern. The best wind direction is from the northwest with some shelter here from south southwest winds. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the best swell direction is from the south. Best around low tide when the tide is rising. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Hazards include sharks/rips, rocks.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Colac Bay, New Zealand, 10 km from Mitchell's Bay.

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Mitchell's Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Invercargill, 23 km from Mitchell's Bay.

light winds from the ESE

Air temperature
12.1 °C

Current weather near Mitchell's Bay

Overall Mitchell's Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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  • The closest passenger airport to Mitchell's Bay is Invercargill Airport (IVC) in New Zealand, 22 km (14 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Mitchell's Bay is Manapouri Airport (TEU), also in New Zealand, 99 km (61 miles) away.
  • Third is Queenstown Airport (ZQN) in New Zealand, 161 km (100 miles) away.
  • Alexandra Airport (ALR) in New Zealand is 166 km (103 miles) away.
  • Dunedin Airport (DUD), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Mitchell's Bay and is 174 km (108 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Mitchell's Bay, Southland. Use the tab navigation above to view Mitchell's Bay sea temperature, Mitchell's Bay photographs, Mitchell's Bay detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Mitchell's Bay webcams, current wind from Southland live weather stations and Mitchell's Bay tide predictions. The New Zealand swell maps link will open up the big picture showing New Zealand and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from New Zealand wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Mitchell's Bay.