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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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Whale Watch Reef Surf Forecast / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 pm Wednesday 21 Feb 2018 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 17.4 °C (Statistics for 21 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 16.0 max: 17.4 min: 14.8 °C)

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Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.8
ENE
0.6
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0.4
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0.2
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0.2
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0.2
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0.2
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0.1
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1.1
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0.6
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1.7
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1.4
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1.1
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2.3
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0.7
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1.4
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0.4
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0.2
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0.2
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Period(s) (?)101010999810111010578968766988
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)10363238877411201951361117453123136508351341977
Wind
(km/h)
25
WSW
30
SSW
30
SW
30
WSW
25
SSW
5
NE
10
SE
10
ESE
5
ENE
5
ESE
20
ENE
10
NNW
5
NW
5
NNE
15
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5
NNW
10
NNW
5
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5
NNW
10
SE
35
SW
35
SW
30
SW
Wind State(?)offoffoffoffoffglasscrosscross-
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High Tide
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10:04PM
1.90
10:30AM
1.90

10:54PM
1.93
11:23AM
1.91

11:47PM
1.97
12:17PM
1.93

12:42AM
2.01

1:12PM
1.96
1:39AM
2.06

2:09PM
2.00
2:35AM
2.11





Low Tide
/ height (m)

3:49PM
0.49

4:09AM
0.50
4:41PM
0.48

5:04AM
0.51
5:36PM
0.46

6:03AM
0.50
6:31PM
0.43

7:03AM
0.46

7:25PM
0.38
8:00AM
0.40

8:20PM
0.34
8:56AM
0.34




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)
-59----------------4651
High °C
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Low °C
1613121316151617161719182125192123181917151516
Chill °C (?)
1613111415151717181719202426212324202019151414
Sunrise
6:54--6:54--6:56--6:58--6:58--7:01--7:01--7:03-
Sunset
-8:22--8:20--8:19--8:16--8:15--8:14--8:12--8:10
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 14mm), heaviest on Wed night. Warm air temperatures (max 20°C on Sat night, min 12°C on Wed night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the WSW on Wed night, calm by Thu night).Long Range Forecast:Moderate rain (total 16mm), heaviest on Tue afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 26°C on Sun afternoon, min 15°C on Tue night). Winds increasing (calm on Sun morning, strong winds from the SW by Tue night).

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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.