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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 Continuing clean conditions at Riversdale (light winds from the SSW at Castlepoint 26 km from Riversdale). 1.3m 9 s period swell from ENE with an additional 0.6m 12 s period swell from SSW
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26 km away, 1 h 51 min ago

Light
7 km/h
SSW
19.1
17.3
Air / Water (°C)
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Riversdale Surf Forecast / Wairarapa / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 am Friday 18 Jan 2019 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 17.3 °C (Statistics for 18 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 17.2 max: 19.1 min: 15.4 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.1
ENE
1
E
0.9
ENE
0.8
E
0.8
E
0.7
ENE
0.8
ENE
0.7
ENE
2
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.8
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.4
SSW
1
S
1
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1
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.7
S
1.4
SSW
1.4
SSW
Period(s) (?)999891099151312121313121413121212111111
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)20616212392949492671644700510948854778521377350334497480733495495
Wind
(km/h)
5
SW
10
SE
5
NNW
15
N
20
NW
30
NW
25
W
15
WNW
30
WNW
30
WNW
20
W
25
WNW
20
NW
20
WNW
30
WNW
30
WNW
25
NW
20
W
20
SSE
20
SSE
15
SSE
10
SE
15
ESE
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffoffoffoffoffoffoffoffoffoffoffoffcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
on
High Tide
/ height (m)

3:15PM
1.38
3:45AM
1.49

4:10PM
1.42

4:40AM
1.57
5:06PM
1.47

5:36AM
1.64
6:02PM
1.51

6:33AM
1.69
7:00PM
1.55

7:30AM
1.73

7:58PM
1.57
8:27AM
1.74

8:55PM
1.58
9:24AM
1.72

Low Tide
/ height (m)


9:26PM
0.14
10:02AM
0.13

10:20PM
0.08
10:58AM
0.07

11:15PM
0.02
11:55AM
0.01

12:12AM
-0.03
12:52PM
-0.03

1:09AM
-0.07

1:49PM
-0.06
2:07AM
-0.08

2:46PM
-0.08
3:05AM
-0.08


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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clear
clear
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rain showers
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
2119182627222222192424192525212120191515151616
Low °C
1919172124182021182222182123192119161414141616
Chill °C (?)
2119182627222222182424192525212120181414141615
Sunrise
6:03--6:05--6:05--6:07--6:09--6:09--6:11--6:11-
Sunset
-8:46--8:45--8:45--8:45--8:44--8:43--8:43--8:42
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Sat night. Warm air temperatures (max 27°C on Sat afternoon, min 17°C on Fri night). Winds increasing (calm on Fri afternoon, fresh winds from the WNW by Sun night).Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 35mm), heaviest during Wed night. Warm air temperatures (max 25°C on Tue morning, min 14°C on Thu morning). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the WNW on Tue night, light winds from the WSW by Wed 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.