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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 Kaka Point RD 1 Balclutha wx 22 km from Purakaunui Bay). 0.8m 8 s period swell from S
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Purakaunui Bay Surf Forecast / Catlins / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 pm Monday 17 Dec 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 12.8 °C (Statistics for 17 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 11.3 max: 13.3 min: 10.0 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.5
SW
0.6
SSW
0.7
SW
0.7
SW
1.5
S
1.6
S
1.4
SSE
1
SSE
0.9
S
0.7
S
0.7
S
0.7
S
0.9
SSW
1.1
SSW
0.7
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0.6
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0.6
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0.9
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0.4
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0.7
SSW
0.4
SW
0.4
SW
0.5
SW
Period(s) (?)12161514788788810101110131281211111110
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)6716423221119932420410293646390155281108100968447107412947
Wind
(km/h)
5
ESE
15
WNW
15
NW
25
WSW
20
SE
15
ESE
20
E
15
ENE
20
ENE
20
ENE
10
S
10
SW
10
SE
5
NW
10
W
20
SSW
10
SW
15
W
10
SSE
5
N
5
NW
20
E
10
WNW
Wind State(?)glassoffoffcross-
off
oncross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
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on
crossonoffcross-
off
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High Tide
/ height (m)

11:23PM
1.63
11:46AM
1.69

12:10AM
1.72
12:32PM
1.75

12:57AM
1.82

1:19PM
1.82
1:45AM
1.93

2:06PM
1.90
2:33AM
2.03

2:54PM
1.96
3:24AM
2.10

3:44PM
2.01

4:15AM
2.15
4:36PM
2.04

Low Tide
/ height (m)
5:12PM
0.49

5:33AM
0.46
5:58PM
0.42

6:22AM
0.39
6:44PM
0.33

7:10AM
0.31

7:29PM
0.24
7:58AM
0.22

8:17PM
0.14
8:47AM
0.15

9:05PM
0.05
9:37AM
0.10

9:56PM
-0.00
10:29AM
0.07

10:49PM
-0.03

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
2420201911101110121412141412131310141312171714
Low °C
231818139910911141113141013118121310141614
Chill °C (?)
24202019989810131214131212118131311171614
Sunrise
--5:43--5:43--5:43--5:43--5:43--5:45--5:46--
Sunset
9:31--9:31--9:32--9:32--9:34--9:34--9:35--9:35-
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Tue morning. Warm air temperatures (max 24°C on Mon afternoon, min 9°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 6mm), mostly falling on Sat morning. Cool air temperatures (max 17°C on Mon morning, min 8°C on Sat night). 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.