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Scarborough ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.7
Difficulty Level: 2.9
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.9
Crowds: 2.6

Overall: 3.6

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  1. weather stationWind Update Still cross-shore at Scarborough (moderate winds from the ESE at Mount Pleasant wx 5 km from Scarborough). 0.7m 7 s period swell from SSE with 1.0m 5 s period wind swell from ENE
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Actual: 51 min ago

Moderate
21.9 km/h
ESE
Cross-Shore
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Scarborough Surf Forecast / Canterbury / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 am Wednesday 19 Sep 2018 NZST

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

Today's Scarborough sea temperature is 10.7 °C (Statistics for 19 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 9.5 max: 10.9 min: 8.3 °C)

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Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.7
NE
0.8
ENE
1.4
NE
0.8
E
0.8
E
0.6
E
0.4
ENE
0.3
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0.5
E
0.6
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0.6
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0.4
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0.4
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1.3
N
1.1
NNW
1.1
NW
Period(s) (?)55677661010111111111110101091010554
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)2331156566230122055861191608883555148273029835252
Wind
(km/h)
10
NE
15
ENE
5
NNE
5
NNW
5
ENE
10
WSW
15
SW
20
SW
15
WSW
0
NNW
15
ENE
15
NE
15
NNE
15
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20
SW
10
SSE
20
S
10
N
5
NNW
25
NW
30
N
25
NW
30
WNW
Wind State(?)ononglassglassglasscross-
off
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off
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High Tide
/ height (m)

12:12PM
2.22
12:35AM
2.13

1:02PM
2.19
1:24AM
2.11

1:50PM
2.18
2:12AM
2.11

2:36PM
2.18
2:56AM
2.12

3:19PM
2.19

3:39AM
2.15
4:01PM
2.20

4:21AM
2.17
4:42PM
2.22

5:04AM
2.20

Low Tide
/ height (m)


6:33PM
0.72
6:41AM
0.73

7:20PM
0.72
7:27AM
0.73

8:04PM
0.71
8:15AM
0.71

8:46PM
0.68
9:03AM
0.67

9:29PM
0.64
9:49AM
0.62

10:12PM
0.60
10:32AM
0.58

10:56PM
0.56
11:14AM
0.55

Note: the tide data above is for Lyttelton, New Zealand which is 6 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Scarborough.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Scarborough blow from the SW.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
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Sunrise
6:24--6:22--6:20--6:18--6:16--6:15--6:13--6:11-
Sunset
-6:21--6:22--6:23--6:24--6:25--6:27--6:28--6:29
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 19°C on Thu afternoon, min 8°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 9mm), mostly falling on Mon morning. Cool air temperatures (max 16°C on Sun afternoon, min 3°C on Mon night). Winds increasing (light winds from the NNW on Tue morning, fresh winds from the WNW by Wed afternoon).

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Information about the Scarborough Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Scarborough provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Scarborough can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Scarborough 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 (Scarborough) 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 Scarborough 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 Canterbury? If you are looking for accommodation near Scarborough, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Canterbury, consider staying in Christchurch which is 9 km (6 miles) away.