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Taylors Mistake ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.8
Consistency of Surf: 2.8
Difficulty Level: 3.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 3.4

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Taylors Mistake Surf Forecast / Canterbury / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 pm Tuesday 20 Feb 2018 NZDT

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

Today's Taylors Mistake sea temperature is 18.3 °C (Statistics for 20 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 15.0 max: 16.6 min: 13.7 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.9
ESE
3
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1.4
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1.1
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0.9
SSE
1.1
SSE
1.1
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0.9
SSE
0.7
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0.6
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0.6
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0.4
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0.4
SSE
0.4
SSE
0.4
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1.1
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1
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1.3
NE
0.6
ENE
0.5
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0.5
E
0.9
ENE
0.4
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Period(s) (?)7101010111111109812712141344588898
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)326141137620022929029117583481062045685946419655393412924
Wind
(km/h)
30
SE
30
SSW
35
WSW
40
SW
35
SW
30
WSW
20
SSW
5
WNW
5
WNW
5
SE
10
NE
15
NE
25
ENE
15
N
20
N
25
NNW
25
NNE
15
NNW
20
SW
30
SW
5
NW
25
ENE
15
SW
Wind State(?)cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
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High Tide
/ height (m)

9:11PM
2.18
9:32AM
2.21

9:59PM
2.21
10:25AM
2.21

10:49PM
2.25
11:18AM
2.23

11:42PM
2.30
12:12PM
2.25

12:37AM
2.35

1:07PM
2.29
1:34AM
2.41

2:04PM
2.33
2:30AM
2.47



Low Tide
/ height (m)

3:11AM
0.50

3:42PM
0.50

4:02AM
0.52
4:34PM
0.49

4:57AM
0.52
5:29PM
0.47

5:56AM
0.51
6:24PM
0.43

6:56AM
0.46

7:18PM
0.37
7:53AM
0.39

8:13PM
0.31
8:49AM
0.32


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

Offshore winds at Taylors Mistake blow from the W.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
42422-------------1-1120-28
High °C
1314131312141615171916171717232319191514151515
Low °C
1313121312131613141815161715182119161512131413
Chill °C (?)
111210109121515171916161616232319191412141315
Sunrise
--6:56--6:56--6:58--7:00--7:01--7:03--7:03--
Sunset
8:29--8:27--8:25--8:23--8:22--8:21--8:19--8:16-
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 86mm), heaviest during Tue afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 19°C on Fri afternoon, min 12°C on Wed morning). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the SW on Wed afternoon, calm by Thu night).Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 42mm), heaviest during Mon afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 23°C on Sun morning, min 12°C on Mon night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the NNE on Sun night, light winds from the NW by Tue morning).

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Information about the Taylors Mistake Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Taylors Mistake provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Taylors Mistake can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Taylors Mistake 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 (Taylors Mistake) 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 Taylors Mistake 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.

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