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Porridge ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.4
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.2
Crowds: 4.2

Overall: 3.2

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-on at Porridge (fresh winds from the WSW at Invercargill 47 km from Porridge). 6.8m 15 s period wind swell from WSW is too big
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47 km away, 49 min ago

Moderate
31 km/h
WSW
5.8
10.9
Air / Water (°C)
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Porridge Surf Forecast / Southland / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 am Monday 25 Jun 2018 NZST

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

Today's Porridge sea temperature is 10.9 °C (Statistics for 25 Jun 1981-2005 - mean: 10.7 max: 12.6 min: 9.4 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
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Period(s) (?)1514131312111110101112131313131212141312111314
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)1117596658647470639561748119212151215124415011276998946610260147610444603409249445980
Wind
(km/h)
35
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High Tide
/ height (m)
10:11AM
1.94

10:28PM
1.96
10:55AM
1.96

11:09PM
1.98
11:36AM
1.98

11:48PM
2.00

12:16PM
1.99
12:27AM
2.00

12:55PM
1.99
1:05AM
2.00

1:33PM
1.98
1:44AM
1.97

2:12PM
1.94
2:23AM
1.93


Low Tide
/ height (m)

4:19PM
0.43

4:42AM
0.34
5:02PM
0.42

5:23AM
0.31
5:42PM
0.41

6:02AM
0.29

6:21PM
0.40
6:41AM
0.28

6:59PM
0.41
7:20AM
0.29

7:38PM
0.43
7:59AM
0.32

8:17PM
0.46
8:38AM
0.37

Note: the tide data above is for Beatons which is 2 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Porridge.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Porridge blow from the NNE.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
77879991010101099107101191112888
Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
22335667777781058108910344
Sunrise
8:33--8:33--8:33--8:33--8:33--8:33--8:33--8:33-
Sunset
-5:08--5:09--5:09--5:10--5:10--5:12--5:12--5:13
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 48mm), heaviest during Mon night. Cool air temperatures (max 10°C on Wed afternoon, min 6°C on Mon afternoon). Winds decreasing (near gales from the SW on Mon night, light winds from the W by Thu night).Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 37mm), heaviest during Sun night. Cool air temperatures (max 12°C on Sun afternoon, min 5°C on Fri night). Winds increasing (calm on Fri afternoon, strong winds from the W by Sun night).

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Information about the Porridge Surf forecast

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

Are you planning a holiday in Southland? If you are looking for accommodation near Porridge, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Southland, consider staying in Tuatapere which is 23 km (14 miles) away. Other places in and around Southland where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include Okaka Hut which is 39 km (24 miles) away and Invercargill, 49 km (30 miles) away.