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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 Cross-off wind 26 km from Riversdale has become light (light winds from the NW at Castlepoint). Waves should be turning clean at Riversdale. 0.6m 9 s period swell from SSE with an additional 0.5m 16 s period swell from SSW , plus 0.5m 3 s period wind swell from NNE
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  2. weather stationWind Update Cross-off wind 36 km from Ning Nong Point and Reef has become light (light winds from the N at Eastbourne). Waves should be turning clean at Ning Nong Point and Reef. 1.2m 4 s period wind swell from NNW
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26 km away, 2 h 47 min ago

Light
7 km/h
NW
11.9
13.4
Air / Water (°C)
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Riversdale Surf Forecast / Wairarapa / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 am Wednesday 24 Oct 2018 NZDT

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 13.4 °C (Statistics for 24 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 13.6 max: 14.8 min: 12.5 °C)

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1
0
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0
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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.7
SSE
0.5
SSE
0.4
SE
0.4
SE
0.4
SE
0.2
SSE
0.1
SE
1.4
S
1.2
S
0.9
SSE
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.5
S
0.5
S
0.4
SSW
0.3
S
0.3
S
0.3
S
0.6
NE
0.7
NE
3
SSW
3
SSW
2.5
SSW
Period(s) (?)99111010997661010109999968899
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)884432272493173123558082494527141414285996415351255
Wind
(km/h)
10
N
10
NNW
15
NNW
25
NW
25
WNW
25
WNW
25
S
15
S
10
SE
15
N
15
NNW
20
NW
25
WNW
20
NW
15
NW
15
NW
10
NNE
10
NE
10
SW
20
SSW
35
SSW
25
SW
30
SW
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffoffcrosscrossoncross-
off
cross-
off
offoffoffoffcross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)

5:24AM
1.35
5:47PM
1.38

6:11AM
1.39
6:34PM
1.39

6:58AM
1.43

7:22PM
1.41
7:46AM
1.47

8:12PM
1.42
8:36AM
1.51

9:02PM
1.43
9:27AM
1.54

9:54PM
1.43
10:19AM
1.56

10:48PM
1.44

Low Tide
/ height (m)
11:14PM
0.22
11:35AM
0.22

11:59PM
0.20
12:23PM
0.19

12:45AM
0.17

1:12PM
0.15
1:32AM
0.15

2:02PM
0.12
2:20AM
0.13

2:53PM
0.10
3:10AM
0.11

3:45PM
0.08

4:01AM
0.10
4:38PM
0.07

4:55AM
0.09

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)
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High °C
1522221619181312121116171418181315151412111010
Low °C
1117191517151011121014151215161115141211101010
Chill °C (?)
142222151917111111915161218181214151410767
Sunrise
-6:13--6:11--6:11--6:09--6:07--6:07--6:05---
Sunset
--7:45--7:46--7:49--7:50--7:51--7:52--7:52--
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 9mm), mostly falling on Thu night. Warm air temperatures (max 22°C on Wed morning, min 10°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 72mm), heaviest during Tue morning. Cool air temperatures (max 18°C on Sun morning, min 10°C on Tue afternoon). Winds increasing (calm on Mon night, fresh winds from the SSW by Tue afternoon).

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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.