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The Bluff-South Side ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.0

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  1. weather stationWind Update Recent clean conditions at The Bluff-South Side have likely become affected by the arrival of onshore winds (strong winds from the SSW at Cape Reinga 35 km from The Bluff-South Side). 1.3m 14 s period swell from SW
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35 km away, 2 h 43 min ago

Strong
43 km/h
SSW
17.0
20.5
Air / Water (°C)
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The Bluff-South Side Surf Forecast / Northland / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 am Friday 18 Jan 2019 NZDT

The Bluff-South Side surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's The Bluff-South Side sea temperature is 20.5 °C (Statistics for 18 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 20.4 max: 22.2 min: 19.2 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.9
SW
1.4
SW
1.4
SW
1.3
WSW
1.2
SW
1.6
SW
1.1
SW
1
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0.9
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2.1
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3
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2.3
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2
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2.5
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2.5
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2.5
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2.4
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2.4
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Period(s) (?)1414131313121212121113131211111216161514141313
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)142366163254647174837328224710543020236914031259128213982135376125572873275619521863
Wind
(km/h)
20
SSW
15
SW
20
SW
15
SW
10
SW
20
SW
15
WSW
15
W
20
SSW
15
SSW
20
SSW
25
SSW
20
SSW
15
SSW
20
SSW
15
SSW
10
W
20
W
20
W
15
WNW
20
W
5
SSE
10
SSE
Wind State(?)ononononononcross-
on
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on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
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oncross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

6:56AM
2.06

7:11PM
2.10
7:53AM
2.21

8:09PM
2.21
8:47AM
2.37

9:03PM
2.33
9:37AM
2.52

9:54PM
2.43
10:26AM
2.64

10:45PM
2.49
11:14AM
2.70

11:34PM
2.50
12:02PM
2.70

12:24AM
2.46

Low Tide
/ height (m)
12:33AM
0.40

1:04PM
0.53
1:31AM
0.28

2:03PM
0.40
2:26AM
0.14

2:58PM
0.25
3:17AM
0.01

3:50PM
0.12

4:07AM
-0.08
4:40PM
0.02

4:55AM
-0.13
5:29PM
-0.03

5:44AM
-0.12
6:18PM
-0.03

6:33AM
-0.05

Note: the tide data above is for The Bluff-North Side which is 1 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for The Bluff-South Side.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at The Bluff-South Side blow from the NE.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
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Low °C
1919201920212021201818191920201919202021212019
Chill °C (?)
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Sunrise
-6:33--6:33--6:35--6:35--6:37--6:37--6:39---
Sunset
--8:43--8:42--8:42--8:42--8:40--8:40--8:39--
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 22°C on Sun morning, min 18°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 6mm), mostly falling on Thu afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 22°C on Thu morning, min 19°C on Mon afternoon). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the The Bluff-South Side Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for The Bluff-South Side provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at The Bluff-South Side can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our The Bluff-South Side 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 (The Bluff-South Side) 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 The Bluff-South Side 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 Northland? If you are looking for accommodation near The Bluff-South Side, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Northland, consider staying in Houhora which is 21 km (13 miles) away.