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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 (light winds from the NNE at Tokoiti 53 km from Purakaunui Bay). 1.6m 13 s period swell from SW with an additional 0.5m 16 s period swell from SW , plus 1.6m 5 s period wind swell from NE
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Purakaunui Bay Surf Forecast / Catlins / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 pm Friday 26 Apr 2019 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 14.4 °C (Statistics for 26 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 11.0 max: 12.3 min: 9.9 °C)

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5
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11
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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.4
SW
1.1
SW
0.8
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1
SW
1.6
SW
1.6
SW
1.4
SW
1.2
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1.8
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2.5
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3
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3
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3.5
WSW
1.3
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1.4
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0.9
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0.8
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0.8
SW
0.9
SW
0.8
SW
0.9
ENE
0.9
ENE
0.8
ENE
Period(s) (?)13141414181716151479101312121213141313101010
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)6594662853931805150610146061253658139819013371546549248212277299224163160111
Wind
(km/h)
15
NNE
25
NNE
20
WSW
25
W
20
WNW
25
N
10
NNE
10
NW
35
SSW
35
SW
35
WSW
25
W
20
WNW
15
NW
15
NNW
15
NNW
15
NNW
15
N
5
SSE
10
E
5
N
5
E
10
WNW
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffoffcross-
off
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cross-
off
glasscross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)

8:40PM
1.67
9:06AM
1.58

9:37PM
1.65
10:01AM
1.59

10:28PM
1.67
10:50AM
1.62

11:14PM
1.70
11:34AM
1.67

11:56PM
1.74

12:15PM
1.73
12:35AM
1.78

12:54PM
1.79
1:13AM
1.82

1:32PM
1.84

Low Tide
/ height (m)

2:57AM
0.51

3:18PM
0.49

3:53AM
0.51
4:11PM
0.48

4:43AM
0.48
5:00PM
0.45

5:27AM
0.44
5:43PM
0.40

6:07AM
0.39

6:24PM
0.35
6:45AM
0.34

7:03PM
0.31
7:23AM
0.30

7:42PM
0.27

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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light rain
rain showers
light rain
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
-22---113-1-------2----
High °C
171713131013141110109111312151714151514151615
Low °C
1514111291012910109101310121612131413141514
Chill °C (?)
17161111711131066581110141713151514151615
Sunrise
--7:33--7:35--7:35--7:37--7:39--7:39--7:41--
Sunset
5:45--5:43--5:42--5:39--5:37--5:37--5:35--5:34-
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 10mm), heaviest on Fri night. Cool air temperatures (max 17°C on Fri afternoon, min 9°C on Sat night). Winds increasing (light winds from the NW on Sun night, fresh winds from the WSW by Mon afternoon).Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Thu afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 17°C on Wed afternoon, min 10°C on Tue morning). Wind will be generally light.

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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.