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Rabbit Island ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 2.8

Overall: 3.0

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Rabbit Island Surf Forecast / Nelson – Tasman Bay / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 pm Sunday 25 Feb 2018 NZDT

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

Today's Rabbit Island sea temperature is 20.7 °C (Statistics for 25 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 17.6 max: 18.7 min: 15.9 °C)

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Swell
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.4
NNW
0.3
N
1.9
NW
0.1
NW
0.1
NW

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0.4
ESE

-

-
0.4
NW
0.6
N

-

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0.1
NW
0.9
N

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0.1
N
0.1
N

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0.1
NW

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Period(s) (?)5671010-3--1110--87---66-6-
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)8632344030029660038300011010
Wind
(km/h)
15
NW
5
N
5
WSW
10
ENE
10
SSE
5
ESE
5
NE
5
SSE
5
SSE
5
SSE
5
SSE
5
SSE
5
NNE
5
SSE
10
NE
10
NE
5
SSE
5
SSE
5
ESE
10
SSW
5
S
5
NE
5
SSW
Wind State(?)cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
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crosscross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
6:32PM
3.43

7:34AM
3.39

7:50PM
3.52
8:54AM
3.65

9:01PM
3.71
9:51AM
3.97

10:02PM
3.93
10:39AM
4.23

10:54PM
4.12
11:22AM
4.39

11:41PM
4.25
12:02PM
4.44

12:24AM
4.29
12:41PM
4.38


Low Tide
/ height (m)

12:35AM
1.37

1:36PM
1.24
1:58AM
1.25

2:42PM
1.01
3:08AM
1.03

3:39PM
0.76

4:06AM
0.79
4:28PM
0.54

4:55AM
0.61
5:13PM
0.41

5:37AM
0.51
5:55PM
0.39

6:16AM
0.50


Note: the tide data above is for Mapua, New Zealand which is 4 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Rabbit Island.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Rabbit Island blow from the SSW.
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heavy rain
heavy rain
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partially cloudy
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Summary
clearrain shwrslight rainrain shwrsclearsome cloudssome cloudsheavy rainheavy rainlight rainsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsrain shwrsheavy rainrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrsmod. rainsome cloudssome clouds
Rain (mm)
-142---12111---2123111616--
High °C
2418201916161715141717182219192019202018181917
Low °C
2118181911131612131717182118182017191917171916
Chill °C (?)
2418201916161715141717182219192019202018181917
Sunrise
--7:03--7:05--7:05--7:07--7:09--7:09--7:11--
Sunset
8:15--8:15--8:13--8:12--8:09--8:08--8:07--8:05-
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 31mm), heaviest during Tue night. Warm air temperatures (max 24°C on Sun afternoon, min 11°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 42mm), heaviest during Sat morning. Warm air temperatures (max 22°C on Thu afternoon, min 16°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Rabbit Island Surf forecast

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

Are you planning a holiday in Nelson - Tasman Bay? If you are looking for accommodation near Rabbit Island, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Nelson - Tasman Bay, consider staying in Nelson which is 11 km (7 miles) away. Alternatively, find information about places to stay and car hire in Blenheim which is 73 km (45 miles) away