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Papatowai ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing glassy conditions at Papatowai (calm at Papatowai wx 2 km from Papatowai). no significant swell
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Papatowai Surf Forecast / Catlins / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 am Tuesday 24 Oct 2017 NZDT

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

Today's Papatowai sea temperature is 12.2 °C (Statistics for 24 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 9.8 max: 11.3 min: 8.2 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)1010791111121412111110991211111114127147
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Wave
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Energy(?)314145147281694736674137387494340328817174108119715911439554781
Wind
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10 WNW10
30 W30
25 W25
25 W25
15 WSW15
15 SW15
20 W20
25 WNW25
25 WSW25
15 W15
5 NW5
10 E10
5 W5
5 E5
15 E15
5 NW5
0 W0
15 ESE15
15 NE15
5 NE5
20 ENE20
5 NNW5
5 N5
Wind State(?)offoffoffoffcross-
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High Tide
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6:13AM
1.76
6:33PM
1.66

7:02AM
1.69

7:23PM
1.58
7:53AM
1.63

8:18PM
1.53
8:50AM
1.59

9:14PM
1.52
9:45AM
1.59

10:09PM
1.53
10:38AM
1.63

11:00PM
1.58
11:26AM
1.69

11:46PM
1.67

Low Tide
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11:57PM
0.36
12:26PM
0.43

12:44AM
0.43

1:15PM
0.50
1:34AM
0.50

2:11PM
0.55
2:28AM
0.55

3:05PM
0.58
3:25AM
0.56

4:02PM
0.57

4:19AM
0.53
4:53PM
0.53

5:09AM
0.47
5:40PM
0.46

5:57AM
0.39

Note: the tide data above is for Long Point which is 8 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Papatowai.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Papatowai blow from the W.
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Summary
rain shwrsrain shwrssome cloudslight raincloudysome cloudsclearsome cloudsrain shwrsclearclearsome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclear
Rain (mm)
11-4----1--------------
High °C
9111311910811131014131113141118171221211615
Low °C
8101299107101271113811131014151117181515
Chill °C (?)
88118785811714121112131018171021211515
Sunrise
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Sunset
--8:22--8:23--8:24--8:27--8:28--8:29--8:30--
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 7mm), mostly falling on Tue night. Cool air temperatures (max 14°C on Fri morning, min 7°C on Wed night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the W on Tue morning, calm by Fri morning).Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 21°C on Mon morning, min 8°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Papatowai Surf forecast

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

Papatowai is 88 km (55 miles) from the city of Invercargill. If you plan a holiday in Catlins, look for hotels and other accommodation in Invercargill. Invercargill has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.