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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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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-off at Whale Watch Reef (light winds from the W at Kaikoura 2 km from Whale Watch Reef). no significant swell
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Cross-Off
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Whale Watch Reef Surf Forecast / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 am Sunday 21 Jul 2019 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 26.0 °C (Statistics for 21 Jul 1981-2005 - mean: 10.7 max: 11.4 min: 9.9 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
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1.9
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Period(s) (?)1110111010101011111112121414141313131514455
Surfscale.metric
Wave
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Energy(?)0000000010271107160221043017301300000035197
Wind
(km/h)
15
WSW
10
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5
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5
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10
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10
WSW
10
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0
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5
SE
5
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5
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0
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Wind State(?)cross-
off
offcross-
off
glassonglassoffcross-
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cross-
off
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High Tide
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7:59PM
1.83
8:29AM
1.75

8:43PM
1.80
9:12AM
1.75

9:29PM
1.78
9:55AM
1.76

10:17PM
1.78
10:40AM
1.78

11:04PM
1.79
11:27AM
1.81

11:52PM
1.80

12:17PM
1.86
12:41AM
1.83


Low Tide
/ height (m)

1:42PM
0.58
2:17AM
0.58

2:24PM
0.61
2:58AM
0.59

3:07PM
0.64

3:42AM
0.61
3:54PM
0.67

4:29AM
0.62
4:45PM
0.69

5:18AM
0.62
5:38PM
0.69

6:07AM
0.61

6:32PM
0.67
6:54AM
0.57

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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Rain (mm)
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High °C
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
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Sunrise
7:46--7:45--7:43--7:43--7:43--7:41--7:41--7:39-
Sunset
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Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 13mm), heaviest on Sun morning. Cool air temperatures (max 11°C on Sun morning, min 9°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 12°C on Sun morning, min 9°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

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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.