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Porridge ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.3
Difficulty Level: 3.4
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.2
Crowds: 4.3

Overall: 3.2

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Porridge (light winds from the NW at Invercargill 47 km from Porridge). 1.3m 9 s period swell from W with an additional 1.4m 12 s period swell from SW
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47 km away, 1 h 35 min ago

Light
7 km/h
NW
15.5
14.5
Air / Water (°C)
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Porridge Surf Forecast / Southland / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 am Thursday 26 Apr 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 14.5 °C (Statistics for 26 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 11.9 max: 13.5 min: 10.1 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.3
W
0.8
SW
0.9
WSW
0.8
WSW
1.4
W
0.8
WSW
1.2
WSW
1.9
WSW
1.9
WSW
1.5
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1.3
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1.7
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2.5
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3.5
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3.5
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3
WSW
2.5
WSW
2.4
WSW
Period(s) (?)912101010171615141413131514181615151414141414
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)2811581541443633406971499146377961538911611396374741013767752350565081382128472008
Wind
(km/h)
0
WNW
5
ESE
10
NNE
10
NE
15
SW
15
SSE
25
SE
20
SE
15
SE
10
SE
5
SSE
5
SW
15
SW
15
WSW
15
WNW
15
W
20
W
10
WNW
25
WNW
30
WSW
5
WSW
5
NE
10
E
Wind State(?)glasscrossoffcross-
off
oncross-
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on
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on
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High Tide
/ height (m)
9:07AM
2.05

9:40PM
2.08
10:01AM
2.13

10:29PM
2.14
10:49AM
2.19

11:12PM
2.18
11:32AM
2.21

11:53PM
2.19

12:14PM
2.21
12:32AM
2.17

12:54PM
2.17
1:09AM
2.12

1:34PM
2.10
1:48AM
2.05


Low Tide
/ height (m)

3:24PM
0.23

3:50AM
0.28
4:15PM
0.17

4:37AM
0.20
5:01PM
0.14

5:21AM
0.15
5:44PM
0.14

6:02AM
0.13

6:23PM
0.17
6:43AM
0.14

7:03PM
0.23
7:21AM
0.19

7:42PM
0.31
8:01AM
0.26

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
16181514101099899911111113141213119810
Low °C
13171413999989981011111113111310669
Chill °C (?)
1618151388665788999111310118779
Sunrise
7:39--7:41--7:41--7:43--7:45--7:46--7:47--7:48-
Sunset
-5:52--5:51--5:50--5:47--5:46--5:45--5:44--5:42
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 46mm), heaviest during Fri afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 18°C on Thu afternoon, min 8°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Mon night. Cool air temperatures (max 14°C on Tue afternoon, min 6°C on Wed night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the WSW on Wed morning, calm by Wed 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.