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Punakaiki ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 4.5

Overall: 3.3

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Punakaiki (calm at Greymouth wx 41 km from Punakaiki). 1.5m 9 s period swell from W with an additional 0.9m 13 s period swell from WSW
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41 km away, 40 min ago

Calm
0 km/h
SW
6.3
12.6
Air / Water (°C)
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Punakaiki Surf Forecast / West Coast South Island / New Zealand

48hr Weather and Surf, issued 11 pm Tuesday 17 Jul 2018 NZST

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

Today's Punakaiki sea temperature is 12.6 °C (Statistics for 17 Jul 1981-2005 - mean: 13.0 max: 14.1 min: 12.0 °C)

TueWednesday 18Thursday 19Fri
9PM0AM3AM6AM9AM12PM3PM6PM9PM0AM3AM6AM9AM12PM3PM6PM9PM0AM
Rating
(10 max)
4
3
3
3
3
3
2
3
3
3
4
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.8
W
1.7
W
1.5
W
1.4
W
1.3
W
0.9
WSW
1.1
W
1.1
WSW
1
WSW
1
WSW
1.3
WSW
1.1
WSW
1.3
WSW
1.5
WSW
1.8
W
2.5
W
3
W
3
W
Period(s) (?)999131314131414142322222120201919
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)5634803493573412641814744133968441131156019872440298327462689
Wind
(km/h)
5
S
5
SSE
5
ESE
5
ESE
5
ESE
5
E
5
WNW
0
WSW
5
ENE
10
NE
15
NE
20
ENE
15
ENE
10
E
5
E
5
SW
5
SE
10
E
Wind State(?)glassglassglassglasscross-
off
glasscross-
on
glassoffoffoffoffoffoffglassglasscross-
off
cross-
off
Tide State(?)
lowflowhighebblowflowhighebbebblowflowhighebblowflowhighebblow
High Tide
/ height (m)


2:25AM
2.88



2:55PM
2.69




3:19AM
2.71



3:51PM
2.54


Low Tide
/ height (m)
8:11PM
0.15



8:42AM
0.14




9:05PM
0.29



9:37AM
0.31



10:02PM
0.45

Note: the tide data above is calculated at the surf break location.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Punakaiki blow from the ENE.
 TueWednesday 18Thursday 19Fri
9PM0AM3AM6AM9AM12PM3PM6PM9PM0AM3AM6AM9AM12PM3PM6PM9PM0AM
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
light rain
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
Summary
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Rain (mm)
-------------1----
Temp. °C
11101099111111109999101211109
Chill °C (?)
11101098111111977679121198
Sunrise
----7:56-------7:56-----
Sunset
------5:23-------5:24---

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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.