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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 Continuing clean conditions at Nicks Point (light winds from the NNE at Invercargill 34 km from Nicks Point). 1.5m 8 s period swell from WNW with an additional 0.9m 16 s period swell from WSW
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34 km away, 1 h 58 min ago

Light
9 km/h
NNE
17.2
14.5
Air / Water (°C)
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Nicks Point Surf Forecast / Southland / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 am Tuesday 18 Dec 2018 NZDT

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 14.5 °C (Statistics for 18 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 11.9 max: 13.4 min: 10.6 °C)

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Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.9
WSW
1.9
WNW
1.6
WSW
1.4
SW
1.1
SW
1
SW
0.9
SW
0.9
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0.9
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0.9
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1.5
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0.9
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0.9
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1.2
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1.5
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2
W
4
WNW
2.5
W
Period(s) (?)16101414131312121211111112111012121111791111
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)37772096973344431622320219920917216658328619936723521535619860342251695
Wind
(km/h)
10
N
20
W
20
WSW
20
SE
20
ESE
20
SE
15
E
10
ESE
15
SSE
10
SSW
10
WSW
15
SW
5
NW
10
SSW
15
S
0
ESE
5
N
15
SW
10
NNW
15
NNW
20
WNW
10
NW
10
NNW
Wind State(?)offcross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
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on
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High Tide
/ height (m)

10:24AM
2.16

10:49PM
2.22
11:14AM
2.24

11:39PM
2.31
12:03PM
2.32

12:28AM
2.40
12:52PM
2.40

1:19AM
2.48

1:42PM
2.46
2:11AM
2.54

2:32PM
2.51
3:03AM
2.58

3:23PM
2.54
3:55AM
2.58

Low Tide
/ height (m)

4:17AM
0.72
4:45PM
0.71

5:10AM
0.66
5:36PM
0.61

6:02AM
0.58
6:25PM
0.50

6:53AM
0.49

7:15PM
0.38
7:43AM
0.40

8:05PM
0.28
8:32AM
0.33

8:55PM
0.19
9:22AM
0.28

9:47PM
0.15

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
rain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrslight rainsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsclearclearsome cloudssome cloudsclearclearrain shwrsrain shwrsclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsclear
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High °C
1920181112131115161214151212131115151319211715
Low °C
1619149101381115111214101212812151016201515
Chill °C (?)
19201791011914151113141211111115141219211715
Sunrise
-5:50--5:50--5:50--5:52--5:52--5:52--5:52---
Sunset
--9:38--9:38--9:39--9:39--9:40--9:40--9:42--
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 7mm), mostly falling on Tue night. Warm air temperatures (max 20°C on Tue morning, min 8°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Sat morning. Warm air temperatures (max 21°C on Mon afternoon, min 8°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

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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.