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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 (moderate winds from the SSW at Kaikoura 2 km from Whale Watch Reef). 1.0m 9 s period swell from ENE with 0.5m 3 s period wind swell from SSW
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Actual: 55 min ago

Moderate
28 km/h
SSW
Cross-Off
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Whale Watch Reef Surf Forecast / New Zealand

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

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 17.3 °C (Statistics for 18 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 15.6 max: 17.3 min: 14.2 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.9
ENE
0.8
ENE
0.8
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0.7
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1
NE
1
NNE
0.5
E
0.5
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0.4
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0.9
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1.4
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0.4
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Period(s) (?)999968109912993857771010667
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)143110106797112648453107738104156234410513920
Wind
(km/h)
15
SSW
10
SSE
5
ENE
5
NE
5
N
15
NNW
0
NNW
15
W
20
NW
25
WSW
15
SW
15
NNW
5
WNW
0
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10
NNW
15
NNW
15
WNW
15
SE
15
ESE
25
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10
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10
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20
SE
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
off
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High Tide
/ height (m)

2:53PM
1.93
3:19AM
2.06

3:47PM
1.99

4:13AM
2.15
4:42PM
2.05

5:08AM
2.23
5:37PM
2.11

6:04AM
2.28
6:33PM
2.14

7:00AM
2.30

7:31PM
2.15
7:57AM
2.27

8:29PM
2.15
8:55AM
2.22

Low Tide
/ height (m)


9:03PM
0.46
9:39AM
0.48

9:56PM
0.39
10:33AM
0.39

10:53PM
0.31
11:28AM
0.31

11:50PM
0.23
12:26PM
0.25

12:47AM
0.17

1:23PM
0.21
1:42AM
0.14

2:19PM
0.21
2:38AM
0.16


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
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
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Sunrise
6:09--6:11--6:11--6:13--6:15--6:16--6:16--6:18-
Sunset
-9:00--8:59--8:59--8:58--8:57--8:57--8:55--8:54
Short Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Sat night. Very warm air temperatures (max 30°C on Sat afternoon, min 17°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Moderate rain (total 16mm), heaviest on Wed night. Warm air temperatures (max 26°C on Tue morning, min 15°C on Wed night). Winds increasing (calm on Tue morning, fresh winds from the SSW by Wed afternoon).

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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.