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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 The wind is still offshore at Papatowai (moderate winds from the W at Nugget Point 29 km from Papatowai). no significant swell
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29 km away, 3 h 28 min ago

Moderate
28 km/h
W
8.0
12.0
Air / Water (°C)
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Papatowai Surf Forecast / Catlins / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 am Wednesday 24 May 2017 NZST

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 12.0 °C (Statistics for 24 May 1981-2005 - mean: 10.3 max: 11.7 min: 8.1 °C)

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Period(s) (?)111010109991312111913131514131313168899
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)2343922821881445044504460122190277188130144877911882373257268
Wind
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15 W15
10 WSW10
10 NNE10
5 NW5
0 NNE0
10 N10
10 N10
10 N10
15 WNW15
20 W20
20 W20
15 WNW15
10 N10
10 NNE10
10 NNW10
15 N15
25 NNE25
15 NW15
40 W40
35 WSW35
15 W15
10 NW10
10 N10
Wind State(?)offoffcrosscross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

12:56PM
2.10
1:21AM
2.08

1:49PM
2.19
2:14AM
2.12

2:43PM
2.23

3:07AM
2.13
3:38PM
2.24

4:03AM
2.11
4:36PM
2.20

5:01AM
2.06
5:35PM
2.13

6:00AM
1.99

6:35PM
2.05
7:02AM
1.92

Low Tide
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7:10PM
0.03
7:33AM
-0.02

8:03PM
-0.02
8:26AM
-0.08

8:58PM
-0.03
9:19AM
-0.10

9:53PM
-0.01
10:16AM
-0.07

10:51PM
0.04
11:15AM
-0.02

11:50PM
0.10

12:15PM
0.06
12:52AM
0.17


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
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
9109101110911989791010910964345
Sunrise
8:06--8:07--8:07--8:08--8:10--8:11--8:11--8:12-
Sunset
-5:09--5:08--5:07--5:07--5:07--5:06--5:05--5:05
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 15mm), heaviest on Fri morning. Cool air temperatures (max 12°C on Fri afternoon, min 8°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Mon afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 12°C on Mon afternoon, min 6°C on Tue afternoon). Winds increasing (light winds from the NNE on Sun afternoon, strong winds from the WSW by Tue morning).

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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.