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Scarborough ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.9
Consistency of Surf: 2.8
Difficulty Level: 2.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.7
Crowds: 2.6

Overall: 3.6

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing glassy conditions at Scarborough (light winds from the W at Mount Pleasant wx 5 km from Scarborough). 1.1m 8 s period swell from ENE with an additional 0.6m 12 s period swell from ESE
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9.3 km/h
W
Glassy
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Scarborough Surf Forecast / Canterbury / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 am Friday 19 Jan 2018 NZDT

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 17.9 °C (Statistics for 19 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 14.6 max: 16.4 min: 13.1 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.6
ENE
0.5
E
0.6
E
0.3
ENE
0.4
ENE
0.4
ENE
0.3
E
0.2
ENE
0.4
NE
0.2
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0.3
ESE
0.4
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0.2
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0.3
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0.2
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0.2
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0.4
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0.2
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0.2
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0.2
E
0.2
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0.2
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Period(s) (?)8888575666465-278877873
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)483041118155414338201562055541
Wind
(km/h)
15
SW
0
S
20
ENE
10
NE
5
W
15
ESE
5
ESE
5
SW
15
E
5
E
10
SW
5
SSE
0
ESE
5
NNE
15
ENE
10
NE
5
NW
20
E
5
E
5
NE
15
ENE
10
SW
10
SSW
Wind State(?)offglasscross-
on
oncross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
offcross-
on
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on
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High Tide
/ height (m)

7:01AM
2.21

7:24PM
2.08
7:41AM
2.19

8:09PM
2.06
8:23AM
2.17

8:54PM
2.06
9:08AM
2.16

9:39PM
2.07
9:56AM
2.15

10:25PM
2.10
10:47AM
2.16






Low Tide
/ height (m)
12:47AM
0.60

1:18PM
0.62
1:27AM
0.58

1:59PM
0.59
2:07AM
0.56

2:41PM
0.56
2:50AM
0.56

3:24PM
0.55
3:36AM
0.56

4:10PM
0.55

4:24AM
0.57






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)
4--------1---2-------3-
High °C
1820191826261822211720211823231928261924242017
Low °C
1618171622211820191719201719201823221821221717
Chill °C (?)
1820191826261822211720211823231928261924242017
Sunrise
-6:11--6:11--6:13--6:15--6:16--6:16--6:18---
Sunset
--9:07--9:06--9:05--9:04--9:04--9:02--9:01--
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Thu night. Warm air temperatures (max 26°C on Sat morning, min 16°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Thu night. Warm air temperatures (max 28°C on Wed morning, min 17°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

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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.