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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 Cross-off wind 8 km from Rabbit Island has swung offshore (light winds from the SW at Nelson Aerodrome). no significant swell
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15 km/h
SW
Offshore
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Rabbit Island Surf Forecast / Nelson – Tasman Bay / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 am Wednesday 23 May 2018 NZST

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 14.6 °C (Statistics for 23 May 1981-2005 - mean: 14.3 max: 15.5 min: 12.4 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.5
N
0.4
NNW
0.3
NNW
0.3
NW
0.6
NW
0.6
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0.4
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0.4
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0.1
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Period(s) (?)99916810991817164117773433191818
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)39251640438535295644491352210000141313
Wind
(km/h)
5
WSW
10
WSW
5
SSW
5
NW
25
W
5
W
5
WSW
10
WSW
15
SW
10
SW
5
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5
S
5
S
5
ESE
10
SW
5
S
10
NNE
5
S
5
SSW
5
N
5
SSW
5
SSW
5
NNE
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
off
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off
glassglasscross-
off
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off
cross-
off
cross-
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glassoffglasscross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

4:58PM
3.46

5:40AM
3.54

6:05PM
3.49
6:46AM
3.62

7:06PM
3.59
7:40AM
3.74

8:02PM
3.72
8:26AM
3.85

8:50PM
3.87
9:07AM
3.92

9:33PM
3.99
9:46AM
3.96

10:11PM
4.09
10:23AM
3.95

Low Tide
/ height (m)
10:43AM
1.27

10:59PM
1.38
11:52AM
1.22

12:14AM
1.33

12:50PM
1.13
1:14AM
1.21

1:39PM
1.03
2:02AM
1.09

2:23PM
0.95
2:44AM
0.99

3:03PM
0.90

3:22AM
0.93
3:41PM
0.88

3:57AM
0.92

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
111281413119871011101313810118111381314
Low °C
910710127786799101066967107811
Chill °C (?)
101161311109641010101313610107111371314
Sunrise
7:35--7:35--7:37--7:37--7:39--7:39--7:39--7:41-
Sunset
-5:12--5:10--5:09--5:09--5:08--5:07--5:07--5:07
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 4mm), mostly falling on Thu night. Cool air temperatures (max 14°C on Thu morning, min 6°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 14°C on Wed afternoon, min 6°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