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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 The wind is still cross-on at Scarborough (moderate winds from the E at Mt Pleasant 6 km from Scarborough). no significant swell
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Moderate
24 km/h
E
Cross-On
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Scarborough Surf Forecast / Canterbury / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 pm Sunday 16 Dec 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 15.0 °C (Statistics for 16 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 13.1 max: 15.0 min: 11.4 °C)

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Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.2
E
0.2
E
0.4
NE
0.2
SSE
0.5
N
0.8
N
0.7
NNW
0.2
N
0.1
NE
0.1
E
0.6
SE
0.5
SE
0.4
ESE
0.9
ENE
0.7
ENE
0.8
ENE
1.1
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1
NNE
1
NW
0.3
ENE
0.4
SSE
0.4
SSE
0.6
SSE
Period(s) (?)109410344455666455654611611
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)7749520171112717152625328854337411191
Wind
(km/h)
15
NE
15
NE
0
SSW
20
ENE
15
NW
20
N
25
NW
20
SW
15
SSE
10
SSE
5
W
5
NE
20
NE
20
NE
15
NE
20
ENE
20
N
20
NNW
30
W
15
W
15
SSE
10
WSW
10
W
Wind State(?)ononglassoncrosscross-
on
crossoffcross-
off
cross-
off
glassonononononcross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)

12:27AM
2.06
12:51PM
2.10

1:16AM
2.11

1:39PM
2.13
2:06AM
2.18

2:28PM
2.18
2:54AM
2.27

3:17PM
2.24
3:43AM
2.36

4:08PM
2.30

4:33AM
2.46
5:01PM
2.37

5:26AM
2.55
5:54PM
2.42

Low Tide
/ height (m)
6:18PM
0.66

6:31AM
0.73

7:05PM
0.64
7:24AM
0.72

7:52PM
0.60
8:16AM
0.68

8:38PM
0.56
9:08AM
0.62

9:25PM
0.51
9:59AM
0.55

10:16PM
0.45
10:50AM
0.46

11:10PM
0.37
11:44AM
0.38

12:05AM
0.29

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)
-------11385-----3---45-
High °C
151322222223221911109131413171818242316121212
Low °C
14121722162021121199111313161717231714121111
Chill °C (?)
1412222222232219989121211161718242316111111
Sunrise
--5:41--5:41--5:41--5:43--5:43--5:43--5:43--
Sunset
9:06--9:07--9:07--9:07--9:08--9:08--9:09--9:09-
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 27mm), heaviest during Wed afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 23°C on Tue morning, min 9°C on Wed afternoon). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Moderate rain (total 12mm), heaviest on Sun afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 24°C on Sat morning, min 11°C on Thu morning). Winds increasing (light winds from the NE on Thu morning, fresh winds from the W by Sat 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.