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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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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Rabbit Island (light winds from the NW at Nelson Aerodrome 8 km from Rabbit Island). no significant swell
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Light
6 km/h
NW
Clean
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Rabbit Island Surf Forecast / Nelson – Tasman Bay / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 am Wednesday 14 Nov 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 15.6 °C (Statistics for 14 Nov 1981-2005 - mean: 14.0 max: 15.1 min: 12.8 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.1
W
0.1
N
0.1
NW
0.3
NW
0.3
NNW
0.2
NNW
0.6
NNW
0.3
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0.2
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0.1
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0.1
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0.5
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0.6
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1.6
NNW
0.5
ESE
0.1
N
1.6
SE
0.3
ESE
0.1
NW
0.6
ESE
1.1
SSE
0.4
S
0.7
SSE
Period(s) (?)42333444416154673653156534
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)000221123110911222196102924000
Wind
(km/h)
5
N
15
NNE
5
SSW
5
N
15
N
5
SW
5
WNW
10
NNW
5
SE
5
NNE
10
N
5
NNE
15
N
10
NNE
5
E
10
E
15
SSE
10
S
20
SSE
20
SE
10
SW
10
SSW
5
ESE
Wind State(?)glassonglassglasscross-
on
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off
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High Tide
/ height (m)

2:59PM
3.57
3:42AM
3.31

3:49PM
3.37

4:41AM
3.21
4:53PM
3.23

5:45AM
3.17
6:08PM
3.21

6:49AM
3.22

7:17PM
3.31
7:51AM
3.33

8:13PM
3.49
8:47AM
3.51

8:59PM
3.69
9:37AM
3.71

Low Tide
/ height (m)


8:53PM
1.49
9:29AM
1.50

9:51PM
1.64
10:25AM
1.61

11:02PM
1.72
11:34AM
1.65

12:17AM
1.69
12:48PM
1.58

1:21AM
1.57

1:49PM
1.43
2:11AM
1.38

2:39PM
1.23
2:55AM
1.17


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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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
2020162323172222161818151918151311101415101417
Low °C
18181419221218211315171416171112117121381417
Chill °C (?)
2020162323172222161818151918141299131491317
Sunrise
6:00--5:58--5:58--5:56--5:56--5:54--5:54--5:54-
Sunset
-8:23--8:24--8:25--8:27--8:29--8:30--8:30--8:31
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 23°C on Thu morning, min 12°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 7mm), mostly falling on Sun night. Cool air temperatures (max 19°C on Sun morning, min 7°C on Mon 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