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Possums Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.0

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-on at Possums Reef (light winds from the ENE at Dunedin Aero. Aws 40 km from Possums Reef). 3.5m 9 s period wind swell from ENE is too big
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40 km away, 2 h 7 min ago

Light
13 km/h
ENE
11.0
9.9
Air / Water (°C)
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Possums Reef Surf Forecast / Otago / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 am Monday 16 Jul 2018 NZST

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

Today's Possums Reef sea temperature is 9.9 °C (Statistics for 16 Jul 1981-2005 - mean: 8.9 max: 10.3 min: 7.6 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2.3
ENE
3
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1.9
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1.8
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1.5
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1.2
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1
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1
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0.8
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0.9
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1.4
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1
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0.7
SSE
0.4
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0.5
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Period(s) (?)99910101010101211111010101010681010699
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)795163864168248630220021245330519113810271484659248512194313349
Wind
(km/h)
20
NE
10
NNE
5
NW
5
WNW
5
WNW
10
NW
5
NW
5
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5
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5
WNW
0
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5
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10
NNW
10
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10
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20
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15
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15
WSW
30
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20
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10
WNW
5
NW
10
NNE
Wind State(?)cross-
on
cross-
on
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off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
off
cross-
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glasscross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

5:50PM
2.03

6:15AM
1.90

6:48PM
1.96
7:15AM
1.85

7:46PM
1.87
8:16AM
1.79

8:46PM
1.79
9:17AM
1.73

9:45PM
1.72
10:17AM
1.69

10:42PM
1.66
11:14AM
1.67

11:35PM
1.63


Low Tide
/ height (m)
11:30AM
-0.07

12:05AM
0.03

12:29PM
-0.00
1:04AM
0.08

1:28PM
0.08
2:03AM
0.14

2:29PM
0.17

3:02AM
0.20
3:31PM
0.24

4:01AM
0.24
4:30PM
0.30

4:57AM
0.27
5:26PM
0.33

5:49AM
0.29

Note: the tide data above is for Warrington which is 1 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Possums Reef.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Possums Reef 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
10119811891087118811101112877569
Chill °C (?)
910911138111381112910129121210564911
Sunrise
8:11--8:11--8:11--8:10--8:08--8:07--8:07--8:06-
Sunset
-5:14--5:15--5:15--5:16--5:17--5:19--5:20--5:21
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 4mm), mostly falling on Mon morning. Cool air temperatures (max 13°C on Tue afternoon, min 7°C on Thu morning). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 4mm), mostly falling on Sat night. Cool air temperatures (max 13°C on Fri afternoon, min 5°C on Sun night). Winds increasing (light winds from the NW on Thu night, fresh winds from the SSW by Sat night).

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Information about the Possums Reef Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Possums Reef provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Possums Reef can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Possums Reef 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 (Possums Reef) 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 Possums Reef 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 Otago? If you are looking for accommodation near Possums Reef, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Otago, consider staying in Dunedin which is 20 km (12 miles) away.

FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.