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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 Wind reports 22 km away suggest it is still onshore at Purakaunui Bay (light winds from the ESE at Kaka Point RD 1 Balclutha wx). 1.7m 12 s period swell from SSW with an additional 0.8m 8 s period swell from S
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22 km away, 1 h 29 min ago

Light
13.4 km/h
ESE
14.9
10.7
Air / Water (°C)
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Purakaunui Bay Surf Forecast / Catlins / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 pm Thursday 18 Oct 2018 NZDT

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 10.7 °C (Statistics for 18 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 9.5 max: 10.7 min: 8.0 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2
SW
1.8
SSW
2.2
S
2.1
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1.8
SSW
1.3
SSW
0.9
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Period(s) (?)98141514131414131414131313171615141413131314
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)580479186719361325498268272253231179103578318448345324517911311178143
Wind
(km/h)
15
WSW
15
SSW
10
N
15
WNW
10
WSW
15
WNW
15
NNW
5
SW
10
NW
15
NW
10
S
10
NE
5
NE
15
E
5
N
5
NNW
15
E
5
N
10
N
5
NNW
20
WSW
25
SE
25
ESE
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High Tide
/ height (m)
10:57AM
1.64

11:20PM
1.59
11:46AM
1.67

12:06AM
1.64
12:30PM
1.72

12:48AM
1.70

1:10PM
1.78
1:27AM
1.77

1:48PM
1.83
2:05AM
1.84

2:26PM
1.87
2:44AM
1.89

3:04PM
1.90
3:23AM
1.93


Low Tide
/ height (m)

5:12PM
0.52

5:30AM
0.48
5:59PM
0.48

6:16AM
0.43
6:41PM
0.42

6:57AM
0.36

7:20PM
0.36
7:37AM
0.30

7:58PM
0.30
8:15AM
0.25

8:35PM
0.25
8:54AM
0.21

9:13PM
0.21
9:35AM
0.19

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
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
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Sunrise
6:41--6:39--6:37--6:35--6:33--6:31--6:30--6:28-
Sunset
-8:13--8:14--8:15--8:16--8:19--8:20--8:21--8:22
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 21°C on Sun morning, min 10°C on Thu morning). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 41mm), heaviest during Wed night. Warm air temperatures (max 22°C on Wed morning, min 7°C on Thu 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.