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Riversdale ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 3.8

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-off at Riversdale (moderate winds from the WSW at Castlepoint 26 km from Riversdale). 0.5m 10 s period swell from ESE with 0.9m 4 s period wind swell from SW
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26 km away, 2 h 44 min ago

Moderate
20 km/h
WSW
8.2
11.7
Air / Water (°C)
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Riversdale Surf Forecast / Wairarapa / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 am Saturday 18 Aug 2018 NZST

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

Today's Riversdale sea temperature is 11.7 °C (Statistics for 18 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 12.5 max: 13.4 min: 11.6 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.4
S
1.8
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1.4
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1.1
S
0.9
SSE
0.8
SSE
0.9
SSE
1.6
NE
1.3
NE
0.8
NE
0.6
NE
0.6
NE
0.4
NE
0.6
NE
0.4
SE
1.3
SSW
2.1
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3
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3
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2.5
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2.2
SSE
1.8
SSE
1.6
SSE
Period(s) (?)56777796778101191057910991010
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)106269179117827312614517964517440712566414156214901021740690502
Wind
(km/h)
25
S
25
SSW
10
WSW
5
NW
5
N
10
NNW
20
NNE
25
NNE
15
NNW
20
NNW
15
NNW
15
N
20
WNW
15
W
15
NW
25
S
30
SSW
30
SSW
25
SSW
20
SW
10
W
10
WNW
5
WSW
Wind State(?)crosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
offcrosscrosscrosscrosscross-
off
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off
offcross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
10:48AM
1.49

11:13PM
1.45
11:41AM
1.45

12:05AM
1.38

12:32PM
1.41
12:54AM
1.33

1:20PM
1.39
1:42AM
1.30

2:07PM
1.37
2:28AM
1.28

2:52PM
1.37

3:14AM
1.27
3:37PM
1.37

3:59AM
1.27

Low Tide
/ height (m)

5:01PM
0.12

5:26AM
0.12
5:55PM
0.17

6:16AM
0.18

6:46PM
0.21
7:04AM
0.22

7:35PM
0.24
7:50AM
0.24

8:22PM
0.26
8:35AM
0.25

9:08PM
0.27
9:20AM
0.25

9:54PM
0.26
10:05AM
0.25

Note: the tide data above is calculated at the surf break location.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Riversdale blow from the WNW.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
6------4--2--15131011---
High °C
1010811138101312131312141411101091098813
Low °C
10957117101210111291212101097996813
Chill °C (?)
7761113671110121210131311775766713
Sunrise
7:01--7:00--6:58--6:56--6:56--6:54--6:52--6:50-
Sunset
-5:37--5:37--5:38--5:39--5:40--5:42--5:43--5:44
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 12mm), heaviest on Sat morning. Cool air temperatures (max 13°C on Sun afternoon, min 5°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 22mm), heaviest during Thu night. Cool air temperatures (max 14°C on Wed morning, min 6°C on Fri night). Winds increasing (calm on Wed afternoon, fresh winds from the SSW by Thu night).

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Information about the Riversdale Surf forecast

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

Riversdale is 38 km (24 miles) from Masterton. If you plan a holiday in The Wairarapa, look for hotels and other accommodation in Masterton. Masterton has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.