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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 The wind is still cross-on at Porridge (fresh winds from the WSW at Invercargill 47 km from Porridge). 3.6m swell from WSW too big with 2.1m 12 s period wind swell from WSW
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47 km away, 37 min ago

Moderate
31 km/h
WSW
18.9
16.9
Air / Water (°C)
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Porridge Surf Forecast / Southland / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 pm Saturday 20 Jan 2018 NZDT

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 16.9 °C (Statistics for 20 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 13.0 max: 14.7 min: 11.6 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2.5
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3
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2.4
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1.9
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1.7
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1.5
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1.3
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2.5
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2.3
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2
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1.7
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Period(s) (?)1213131312111017161515141312121515141616141413
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)1930276120291152789517367857230314189366125204665171976338115874660346022471465936
Wind
(km/h)
20
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25
SW
10
SW
5
ESE
15
SSE
0
ESE
5
NNE
15
SSW
5
NNE
10
NNE
15
W
10
NW
10
SSW
0
E
5
NE
15
WNW
30
WSW
10
SW
10
ENE
15
S
15
NW
20
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20
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Wind State(?)cross-
on
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on
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High Tide
/ height (m)

3:04PM
2.01
3:31AM
1.97

3:41PM
1.97

4:08AM
1.93
4:21PM
1.93

4:50AM
1.89
5:06PM
1.88

5:35AM
1.85
5:57PM
1.85

6:31AM
1.83
6:59PM
1.83

7:33AM
1.84

8:08PM
1.86
8:41AM
1.89

Low Tide
/ height (m)


9:17PM
0.29
9:36AM
0.42

9:55PM
0.34
10:13AM
0.46

10:36PM
0.39
10:56AM
0.50

11:20PM
0.44
11:46AM
0.52

12:15AM
0.48
12:45PM
0.53

1:16AM
0.50

1:51PM
0.49
2:25AM
0.48


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
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
2016131719162021192727211718202221142324221313
Sunrise
6:22--6:24--6:26--6:28--6:28--6:31--6:31--6:33-
Sunset
-9:35--9:34--9:32--9:31--9:30--9:30--9:29--9:28
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 10mm), heaviest on Sun night. Warm air temperatures (max 27°C on Tue morning, min 13°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Moderate rain (total 18mm), heaviest on Wed night. Warm air temperatures (max 24°C on Fri afternoon, min 13°C on Thu night). Winds increasing (calm on Wed afternoon, fresh winds from the W by Thu morning).

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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.