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Waimarie ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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  1. weather stationWind Update Offshore wind has become cross-off at Waimarie (light winds from the SSE at Ghost Lake - Old Ghost Road 32 km from Waimarie). 2.8m 7 s period wind swell from W is too big
    Waimarie
  2. weather stationWind Update Recent cross-shore wind 5 km from Tauranga Bay has fallen light (calm at Cape Foulwind Westport wx). Waves should be turning clean at Tauranga Bay. 3.0m 8 s period wind swell from W is too big
    Tauranga Bay
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Light
13 km/h
SSE
7.1
16.8
Air / Water (°C)
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Waimarie Surf Forecast / West Coast South Island / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 am Sunday 20 Jan 2019 NZDT

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

Today's Waimarie sea temperature is 16.8 °C (Statistics for 20 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 17.6 max: 20.0 min: 15.7 °C)

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0
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11
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11
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4
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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2.5
W
3
WSW
3
WSW
3.5
W
3.5
WSW
3.5
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3
WSW
3
WSW
2.5
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3
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2.5
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2.5
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3.5
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3.5
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3.5
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3
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2.5
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2.2
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1.7
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1.4
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1.2
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0.9
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0.8
WSW
Period(s) (?)7912121111121213161515910101112121212111111
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)73517312883314430432821253823772304375030942546172425872525221316941332861550372190135
Wind
(km/h)
20
WSW
25
SW
20
WSW
25
W
25
WSW
25
WSW
15
SW
10
WSW
15
WSW
10
W
10
NW
20
NNW
35
NW
25
SW
25
WSW
10
ENE
10
N
10
WNW
5
E
0
NW
10
WNW
10
ENE
10
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Wind State(?)oncross-
on
onononcross-
on
cross-
on
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on
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on
cross-
on
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on
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High Tide
/ height (m)
10:01PM
3.02
10:29AM
3.14

10:54PM
3.19
11:19AM
3.32

11:45PM
3.31
12:08PM
3.44

12:34AM
3.36
12:57PM
3.49

1:23AM
3.34

1:46PM
3.45
2:12AM
3.25

2:35PM
3.33
3:03AM
3.10

3:27PM
3.15
3:56AM
2.92

Low Tide
/ height (m)

4:15AM
0.18
4:42PM
0.09

5:06AM
0.02
5:33PM
-0.07

5:55AM
-0.09
6:23PM
-0.17

6:43AM
-0.14

7:12PM
-0.19
7:32AM
-0.11

8:01PM
-0.12
8:21AM
-0.00

8:52PM
0.02
9:12AM
0.16

9:44PM
0.20

Note: the tide data above is for Little Wanganui which is 8 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Waimarie.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Waimarie blow from the E.
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Summary
risk thund- derclearclearrain shwrsrain shwrsclearrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrslight rainlight rainheavy rainclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudssome clouds
Rain (mm)
10--62-12243335----------
High °C
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Low °C
1617171718171516181818191515151215161215161314
Chill °C (?)
2016171618181517191818192015151316171516161414
Sunrise
-6:22--6:22--6:24--6:24--6:26--6:28--6:28---
Sunset
--9:02--9:01--9:00--9:00--9:00--8:59--8:58--
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 30mm), heaviest during Sat night. Warm air temperatures (max 20°C on Sat night, min 15°C on Mon night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the W on Sun night, light winds from the WSW by Mon night).Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 38mm), heaviest during Wed night. Warm air temperatures (max 20°C on Wed night, min 12°C on Thu night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the NW on Wed night, calm by Fri night).

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Information about the Waimarie Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Waimarie provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Waimarie can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Waimarie 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 (Waimarie) 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 Waimarie 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 Waimarie, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in West Coast South Island, consider staying in Nelson which is 109 km (68 miles) away.