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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 Photo: 'High Tide' by Rob Davies

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16 s cross-
16 s

Open ocean wave model on 28 May at 12 pm

Forecast wind and swell just offshore from Rabbit Island around the time the photo was taken

High Tide, Rabbit Island
user: Rob Davies (892 photos)
photo taken at: 1:28 pm 28 May 2013

High Tide

New Zealand | Rabbit Island

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Knee-high 1 foot waves at a long period (about 16 seconds) are evidence of a huge swell in the distant Tasman sea where it peaked over 8m after the first big southerly blast of the 2013 winter. The 90 degree wrap sent solid swell to Whangamoa but was much too westerly for the other Tasman Bay breaks.