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Nicks Point ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 4.5

Overall: 3.4

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still offshore at Nicks Point (moderate winds from the N at Invercargill 34 km from Nicks Point). 4.3m swell from WSW too big
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Nicks Point Surf Forecast / Southland / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 pm Wednesday 19 Sep 2018 NZST

Nicks Point surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's Nicks Point sea temperature is 11.6 °C (Statistics for 19 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 10.3 max: 11.9 min: 8.8 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2.1
WSW
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2.5
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Period(s) (?)1918171616141421181716151415141415141114161616
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)3008483334462488137613401095137167161170642139703820099194094401042247089550410380158142777613852
Wind
(km/h)
15
NNW
15
N
10
NNE
10
NE
10
NNW
15
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15
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W
15
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20
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Wind State(?)offcross-
off
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High Tide
/ height (m)

9:37PM
2.09
10:05AM
2.13

10:27PM
2.13
10:52AM
2.17

11:12PM
2.18
11:34AM
2.23

11:51PM
2.24

12:12PM
2.28
12:28AM
2.30

12:48PM
2.33
1:03AM
2.36

1:24PM
2.38
1:38AM
2.40

1:59PM
2.40

Low Tide
/ height (m)
3:30PM
0.87

3:57AM
0.75
4:25PM
0.80

4:47AM
0.68
5:12PM
0.70

5:31AM
0.59
5:52PM
0.60

6:10AM
0.51

6:28PM
0.51
6:47AM
0.44

7:03PM
0.45
7:22AM
0.39

7:38PM
0.40
7:59AM
0.37

8:15PM
0.38

Note: the tide data above is for Colac Bay, New Zealand which is 3 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Nicks Point.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Nicks Point blow from the NNW.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
--12-------23731113511576
High °C
1611121210111291314101287667874456
Low °C
149111291011810127875564762255
Chill °C (?)
15911118910711129105322332-2-1-10
Sunrise
--6:41--6:39--6:37--6:35--6:33--6:31--6:30--
Sunset
6:40--6:42--6:43--6:45--6:45--6:46--6:47--6:50-
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Thu morning. Cool air temperatures (max 16°C on Wed afternoon, min 7°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 64mm), heaviest during Tue morning. Cool air temperatures (max 12°C on Sun morning, min 2°C on Tue night). Winds increasing (light winds from the W on Sun afternoon, strong winds from the W by Tue night).

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Information about the Nicks Point Surf forecast

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

Nicks Point is 32 km (20 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.