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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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  1. weather stationWind Update Offshore wind reported 3 km from Shingles (light winds from the WSW at Westport Aero (aws) 3 km from Shingles). 2.9m 18 s period swell from WSW
    Shingles
  2. weather stationWind Update Light wind has turned cross-on at Tauranga Bay (light winds from the NNW at Cape Foulwind Westport wx 5 km from Tauranga Bay). 3.0m swell from WSW too big
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Shingles Surf Forecast / West Coast South Island / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 am Thursday 20 Sep 2018 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 13.7 °C (Statistics for 20 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 12.8 max: 14.5 min: 11.5 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2.5
WSW
2.4
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2.2
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1.7
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1.7
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1.3
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1.7
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5
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4.5
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4.5
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Period(s) (?)181817161514101917161615141514141591114161616
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)396234712744156912746385511451385924312228217933344338434639663593182272931243413487102579188
Wind
(km/h)
5
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10
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0
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5
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10
WSW
10
SE
5
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10
W
10
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5
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15
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10
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15
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35
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Wind State(?)glasscross-
on
glassglasscross-
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off
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High Tide
/ height (m)


7:43PM
2.55
8:09AM
2.60

8:32PM
2.71
8:55AM
2.74

9:13PM
2.86
9:34AM
2.88

9:50PM
3.00
10:10AM
3.00

10:24PM
3.11
10:44AM
3.09

10:57PM
3.18
11:17AM
3.14

11:30PM
3.20
11:50AM
3.15

Low Tide
/ height (m)

1:32PM
1.03
2:00AM
0.94

2:24PM
0.90
2:46AM
0.81

3:07PM
0.75

3:26AM
0.67
3:44PM
0.61

4:01AM
0.54
4:18PM
0.49

4:34AM
0.43
4:50PM
0.40

5:07AM
0.34
5:23PM
0.34

5:41AM
0.31

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
14141113131215151114141210108111011998910
Low °C
12121011131012149111310109891010987910
Chill °C (?)
14141113121215141013131177597855467
Sunrise
6:26--6:24--6:22--6:20--6:20--6:18--6:16--6:13-
Sunset
-6:27--6:28--6:30--6:30--6:31--6:32--6:34--6:35
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Fri afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 15°C on Sat morning, min 9°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 36mm), heaviest during Tue night. Cool air temperatures (max 11°C on Sun night, min 7°C on Wed night). Winds increasing (light winds from the WSW on Sun night, fresh winds from the W by Tue night).

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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.