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Whale Watch Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.2

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Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for Kaikoura and Marlborough

  1. Clean small waves, about waist-high, and just 3 out. Lovely evening with light WSW breeze. Shame it wasn't a bit bigger.
    Delaware Bay (East end), 139 km away
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2 h 34 min ago

Calm
2 km/h
ENE
Clean
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Whale Watch Reef Surf Forecast / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 pm Tuesday 14 Aug 2018 NZST

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

Today's Whale Watch Reef sea temperature is 10.1 °C (Statistics for 14 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 10.4 max: 11.2 min: 9.5 °C)

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11
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Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
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ENE
1.6
E
1.3
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0.1
NE
1.3
E
0.6
N
0.3
NNE
0.7
NNE
0.2
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0.1
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0.7
SE
0.5
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0.9
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0.8
SSE
0.3
E
0.3
E
1.3
NNE
2.4
N
0.5
NNE
0.4
NE
1.4
WSW
0.9
NNW
1.4
SSW
Period(s) (?)6121213945665410569977676512
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)78747060125343012000141415862024140350
Wind
(km/h)
10
ENE
25
SW
40
WSW
25
SW
10
N
10
NNW
10
N
10
WNW
10
W
15
E
20
SE
20
SW
15
SSW
10
N
5
NNW
5
E
20
NNE
5
NNW
15
W
25
W
5
W
5
WSW
20
WNW
Wind State(?)cross-
on
offoffoffcross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
crossoffcross-
off
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on
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High Tide
/ height (m)

7:02PM
2.22
7:34AM
2.14

8:00PM
2.16
8:31AM
2.11

8:56PM
2.09
9:25AM
2.08

9:52PM
2.03
10:18AM
2.05

10:45PM
1.98
11:10AM
2.01

11:35PM
1.94

12:02PM
1.97
12:25AM
1.89

12:54PM
1.95

Low Tide
/ height (m)

1:22AM
0.23

1:43PM
0.22
2:15AM
0.28

2:39PM
0.32

3:10AM
0.35
3:35PM
0.42

4:04AM
0.42
4:33PM
0.51

4:59AM
0.49
5:30PM
0.58

5:50AM
0.55

6:25PM
0.62
6:38AM
0.60

7:17PM
0.64

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

Offshore winds at Whale Watch Reef blow from the SW.
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Summary
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High °C
1210111111151714121110910912141214141011119
Low °C
11101011111315111110989910131213119979
Chill °C (?)
11888101517131198689121410141369107
Sunrise
--7:18--7:16--7:15--7:13--7:11--7:09--7:09--
Sunset
5:39--5:40--5:43--5:44--5:45--5:45--5:46--5:47-
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 20mm), heaviest during Fri night. Cool air temperatures (max 17°C on Thu afternoon, min 9°C on Fri night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the SW on Tue night, calm by Thu morning).Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Sat morning. Cool air temperatures (max 14°C on Sun afternoon, min 7°C on Tue afternoon). Mainly fresh winds.

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Information about the Whale Watch Reef Surf forecast

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

Whale Watch Reef is 101 km (63 miles) from the city of Blenheim. If you plan a holiday in Kaikoura and Marlborough, look for hotels and other accommodation in Blenheim. Blenheim has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.