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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 Offshore wind has become cross-off at Whale Watch Reef (fresh winds from the W at Kaikoura 2 km from Whale Watch Reef). 3.7m 10 s period wind swell from S
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Actual: 44 min ago

Moderate
33 km/h
W
Cross-Off
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Whale Watch Reef Surf Forecast / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 pm Monday 28 May 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 12.6 °C (Statistics for 28 May 1981-2005 - mean: 11.8 max: 12.9 min: 10.5 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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0.9
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0.9
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1
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1.4
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2.3
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1.4
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0.6
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Period(s) (?)-----------445666888878
Surfscale.metric
Wave
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Energy(?)0000000000022284489148273623233142486531
Wind
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40
SW
35
SW
20
WSW
20
SW
15
SW
5
SW
10
SSE
5
SW
0
NW
10
E
10
NNE
20
NNE
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25
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25
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5
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5
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30
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Wind State(?)offoffoffoffoffoffcross-
off
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crossoffoffoffoff
High Tide
/ height (m)
3:47PM
1.98

4:10AM
1.92
4:37PM
1.99

4:59AM
1.91
5:25PM
1.99

5:46AM
1.89

6:12PM
1.98
6:33AM
1.86

6:55PM
1.94
7:19AM
1.83

7:36PM
1.90
8:03AM
1.79





Low Tide
/ height (m)

10:07PM
0.53
10:22AM
0.52

10:56PM
0.54
11:10AM
0.54

11:43PM
0.56
11:56AM
0.57

12:28AM
0.58

12:39PM
0.59
1:11AM
0.61

1:20PM
0.62
1:53AM
0.62






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)
12-------------24--621513
High °C
87887898999111211121213141413101010
Low °C
767877888991011111112121313111099
Chill °C (?)
325547878778109101012141413877
Sunrise
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Sunset
5:02--5:01--5:01--5:00--5:00--5:00--5:00--5:00-
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Mon afternoon. Low air temperatures (max 9°C on Wed afternoon, min 6°C on Mon night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the SW on Mon afternoon, calm by Thu morning).Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 42mm), heaviest during Mon afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 14°C on Sun morning, min 9°C on Mon afternoon). Winds increasing (calm on Sun afternoon, fresh winds from the SW by Mon 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.