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Shingles ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.2

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Shingles Surf Forecast / West Coast South Island / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 am Sunday 29 May 2016 NZST

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

Today's Shingles sea temperature is 13.4 °C (Statistics for 29 May 1981-2005 - mean: 14.3 max: 15.8 min: 12.4 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)1212138871010111113131312201817171616151414
Surfscale.metric
Wave
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Energy(?)208326489894322951395617948539781151875569551464830106913241273124111251010874
Wind
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10 WNW10
15 WSW15
10 SSW10
10 SW10
10 W10
5 ESE5
5 SE5
0 W0
20 SSE20
10 SE10
5 SW5
10 SE10
5 ENE5
5 N5
10 NE10
10 S10
15 SSW15
5 SE5
0 SE0
10 SW10
5 SE5
5 E5
10 N10
Wind State(?)crosscross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

4:13PM
2.66

4:39AM
2.73
5:18PM
2.68

5:45AM
2.78

6:22PM
2.76
6:48AM
2.91

7:23PM
2.90
7:47AM
3.06

8:20PM
3.07
8:43AM
3.21

9:13PM
3.22
9:37AM
3.32

10:05PM
3.34
10:29AM
3.38

Low Tide
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9:57AM
0.71

10:24PM
0.76
11:01AM
0.66

11:31PM
0.69

12:06PM
0.55
12:35AM
0.57

1:07PM
0.42
1:35AM
0.41

2:05PM
0.28
2:31AM
0.24

2:59PM
0.16

3:25AM
0.11
3:52PM
0.08

4:16AM
0.04

Note: the tide data above is for Westport, New Zealand which is 2 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Shingles.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Shingles blow from the S.
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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
7:48--7:48--7:50--7:50--7:50--7:52--7:52--7:52-
Sunset
-5:13--5:12--5:12--5:10--5:10--5:09--5:09--5:09
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 20mm), heaviest during Mon afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 13°C on Sun morning, min 6°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 13°C on Sat afternoon, min 10°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Shingles Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Shingles provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Shingles can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Shingles 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 (Shingles) 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 Shingles 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 West Coast South Island? If you are looking for accommodation near Shingles, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in West Coast South Island, consider staying in Nelson which is 149 km (93 miles) away.

Do you have old images of surf? Simply upload them to the photo gallery and we will search our vast archive of forecasts and display the open water swell sizes, directions and periods, as well as wind and tide at the time of the image. It's a really useful way of knowing what to look for in the forecast tables.