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Purakaunui Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.7

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Purakaunui Bay (calm at Papatowai wx 12 km from Purakaunui Bay). 1.1m 11 s period swell from SSW with an additional 0.5m 19 s period swell from SSW , plus 1.1m 5 s period wind swell from NE
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Purakaunui Bay Surf Forecast / Catlins / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 pm Thursday 26 Apr 2018 NZST

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

Today's Purakaunui Bay sea temperature is 13.1 °C (Statistics for 26 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 11.0 max: 12.3 min: 9.9 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1
SSW
0.7
S
0.6
S
0.6
ENE
0.6
SSW
0.7
SW
0.8
SW
0.7
SW
0.6
SW
1.5
ESE
0.8
ENE
0.8
SW
0.7
SW
1.5
SW
1.7
SW
1.7
SW
1.8
SW
1.6
SW
1.3
SSW
1
E
0.9
E
0.7
SW
0.8
SW
Period(s) (?)1110106161515141468141416161515141412121313
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)25410268281752422551921181407629319512011474134913801016617273221171253
Wind
(km/h)
10
NNE
10
NNW
15
SW
15
SSW
20
SSE
15
SSE
10
E
20
ENE
25
ENE
20
E
10
S
15
SW
15
WNW
20
WNW
25
W
25
W
15
WSW
10
WSW
10
NW
5
NW
5
ENE
10
N
5
NW
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrosscross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crossoffcross-
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off
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High Tide
/ height (m)
12:06AM
2.00

12:29PM
1.99
12:54AM
2.02

1:17PM
2.02
1:39AM
2.01

2:02PM
2.02
2:24AM
1.98

2:46PM
2.00

3:06AM
1.93
3:30PM
1.96

3:49AM
1.86
4:13PM
1.89

4:33AM
1.79
4:59PM
1.82

5:19AM
1.71
Low Tide
/ height (m)

6:18AM
0.14

6:42PM
0.10
7:06AM
0.11

7:28PM
0.10
7:50AM
0.11

8:13PM
0.12
8:33AM
0.12

8:58PM
0.16
9:16AM
0.17

9:41PM
0.22
10:00AM
0.22

10:26PM
0.30
10:44AM
0.30

11:13PM
0.38

Note: the tide data above is for Long Point which is 4 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Purakaunui Bay.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Purakaunui Bay blow from the NW.
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Summary
clearlight rainmod. rainheavy raincloudycloudysome cloudssome cloudssome cloudslight raincloudysome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsrain shwrsrain shwrssome cloudsclearsome cloudsclearclearclear
Rain (mm)
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High °C
14131210887991010101013131313141214161412
Low °C
14131098768991010911131212131111141312
Chill °C (?)
131210856566898811111112141114161412
Sunrise
-7:33--7:35--7:35--7:37--7:39--7:39--7:41---
Sunset
--5:43--5:42--5:39--5:37--5:37--5:35--5:34--
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 28mm), heaviest during Fri night. Cool air temperatures (max 14°C on Thu night, min 6°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Tue night. Cool air temperatures (max 16°C on Thu afternoon, min 9°C on Mon night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the W on Tue night, calm by Thu morning).

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Information about the Purakaunui Bay Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Purakaunui Bay provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Purakaunui Bay can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Purakaunui Bay 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 (Purakaunui Bay) 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 Purakaunui Bay 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.

Purakaunui Bay is 99 km (61 miles) from the city of Invercargill. If you plan a holiday in Catlins, look for hotels and other accommodation in Invercargill. Invercargill has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.