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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 Continuing clean conditions at Porridge (calm at Invercargill 47 km from Porridge). 2.4m 13 s period swell from WSW
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47 km away, 3 h 33 min ago

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12.9
Air / Water (°C)
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Porridge Surf Forecast / Southland / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 am Friday 19 Jul 2019 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 12.9 °C (Statistics for 19 Jul 1981-2005 - mean: 10.6 max: 12.0 min: 9.1 °C)

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Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.7
WSW
1.8
WSW
1.8
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1.5
WSW
1.5
WSW
2.2
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2.1
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1.9
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2.4
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Period(s) (?)1314131314141415151514141414132119181716161414
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)8751122111073480117441773163113491801156910161402108182421044378379630902485181815261576
Wind
(km/h)
10
NNE
5
SSE
15
SE
10
SSE
15
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10
SE
20
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NE
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N
10
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10
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10
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5
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High Tide
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1:47PM
2.00
1:57AM
2.01

2:25PM
1.96
2:36AM
1.96

3:04PM
1.91

3:16AM
1.90
3:44PM
1.84

3:57AM
1.82
4:26PM
1.78

4:41AM
1.76
5:11PM
1.73

5:31AM
1.71

6:02PM
1.70
6:27AM
1.69

Low Tide
/ height (m)


7:51PM
0.40
8:12AM
0.29

8:30PM
0.44
8:51AM
0.35

9:09PM
0.49
9:31AM
0.42

9:50PM
0.55
10:12AM
0.50

10:33PM
0.61
10:56AM
0.57

11:21PM
0.65
11:46AM
0.62

12:14AM
0.66


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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Rain (mm)
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High °C
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Low °C
89899109117810879671078119911
Chill °C (?)
997889795910769681069129710
Sunrise
8:22--8:22--8:22--8:21--8:19--8:18--8:18--8:17-
Sunset
-5:27--5:28--5:29--5:30--5:30--5:31--5:32--5:34
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 10mm), heaviest on Fri morning. Cool air temperatures (max 11°C on Sun afternoon, min 7°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 12°C on Thu afternoon, min 6°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.

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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.