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Aramoana Spit ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.8
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.1
Crowds: 3.7

Overall: 3.0

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Aramoana Spit Surf Forecast / Otago / New Zealand

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 pm Friday 14 May 2021 NZST
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Aramoana Spit surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Aramoana Spit sea temperature is 12.8 °C (Statistics for 14 May 1981-2005 - mean: 10.3 max: 11.7 min: 8.6 °C)
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Aramoana Spit surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Aramoana Spit sea temperature is 12.8 °C (Statistics for 14 May 1981-2005 - mean: 10.3 max: 11.7 min: 8.6 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Still cross-shore at Aramoana Spit (moderate winds from the NNW at Port Chalmers wx 9 km from Aramoana Spit).

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Moderate
26 km/h
NNW
Cross-Shore
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Aramoana Spit this week:

The surf forecast for Aramoana Spit over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Saturday (May 15) at 6AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 2.1m and 9s period. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Aramoana Spit in the next 12 days are 3.0m 9s and forecast to arrive on Saturday (May 15) at 3AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 4.0m 14s period and expected on Tuesday (May 18) at 6PM.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 6AM (Sat 15th May)7ft (2.1m) 9s
Best Surf 6PM (Sat 15th May)4ft (1.2m) 10s
Most Powerful 3AM (Sat 15th May)10ft (3.0m) 9s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Aramoana Spit over the next 12 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Fri
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wed
26
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
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T newzealand.htsgw.metric.48.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.72.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.192.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.216.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.240.cc23
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2.4
NE
2.2
ENE
1.8
ENE
1.4
E
1
E
0.8
E
1
E
1
E
1
ENE
0.9
ENE
0.8
ENE
0.7
ENE
0.6
E
0.4
E
0.3
E
0.3
E
0.2
E
0.2
E
0.3
NE
0.4
NE
0.3
ENE
0.2
ENE
1
SSE
0.2
NNE
0.3
NNE
0.3
NE
0.1
E
0.2
E
2.5
SSW
0.1
SE
0.2
E
0.2
ESE
0.3
ESE
0.4
SE
0.6
ESE
0.7
ESE
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566698602384171971471341511086214091412121883863052341401111214147162186
50
NNE
40
NNE
40
WSW
30
WSW
5
SSE
25
N
15
SSW
10
NNW
20
N
15
SSE
10
WNW
40
W
40
W
25
WNW
35
SW
25
SW
10
NW
10
NNW
20
NNE
35
WSW
30
WSW
30
WSW
20
WNW
15
W
10
W
15
NW
10
WNW
10
NNE
15
WNW
20
SW
15
SSE
5
N
15
N
25
NNE
25
NNE
25
NNE
oncross-
on
cross-
off
offglasscross-
on
offcrosscross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffcrosscrosscross-
on
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
4:31PM
1.62
4:47AM
1.51
5:13PM
1.59
5:28AM
1.47
5:55PM
1.58
6:14AM
1.46
6:39PM
1.58
7:04AM
1.48
7:26PM
1.60
7:58AM
1.53
8:20PM
1.63
8:53AM
1.61
9:16PM
1.70
9:48AM
1.72
10:12PM
1.78
10:40AM
1.83
11:06PM
1.88
11:32AM
1.93
11:59PM
1.96
12:24PM
2.02
12:52AM
2.00
1:16PM
2.07
1:45AM
2.01
11:11PM
0.31
11:26AM
0.28
11:53PM
0.34
12:10PM
0.30
12:37AM
0.36
12:56PM
0.31
1:25AM
0.37
1:45PM
0.33
2:17AM
0.37
2:37PM
0.33
3:13AM
0.35
3:32PM
0.31
4:09AM
0.31
4:29PM
0.27
5:04AM
0.25
5:25PM
0.22
5:56AM
0.18
6:22PM
0.15
6:48AM
0.11
7:17PM
0.09
7:41AM
0.06
8:13PM
0.04
8:34AM
0.03

Note: the tide data above is for Otago Harbour Entrance, New Zealand which is 1 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Aramoana Spit.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Aramoana Spit blow from the SW

Fri
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wed
26
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
light rain
cloudy
light rain
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
light rain
rain showers
clear
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
clear
partially cloudy
clear
cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
light rain
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
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121211111010109121297911787101388101215161313141310998987
111110106101099965977767136610101114101014109987976
8988778710106258254811347101416111214127795653
--7:48--7:50--7:50--7:52--7:54--7:54--7:56--7:56--7:58--7:58--8:00--8:00
5:17--5:15--5:15--5:14--5:13--5:12--5:10--5:09--5:08--5:07--5:07--5:07--

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 6mm), mostly falling on Sat night. Very mild (max 12°C on Fri afternoon, min 6°C on Sat night). Winds decreasing (near gales from the NNE on Fri afternoon, calm by Sat night).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 20mm), heaviest during Tue night. Very mild (max 12°C on Mon afternoon, min 5°C on Tue morning). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the W on Tue morning, light winds from the NNW by Wed night).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 4mm), mostly falling on Thu night. Very mild (max 16°C on Sat afternoon, min 6°C on Thu night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the WSW on Thu night, light winds from the WNW by Sun morning).

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Sun night. Very mild (max 14°C on Sun afternoon, min 6°C on Wed morning). Winds increasing (calm on Mon night, fresh winds from the NNE by Wed afternoon).

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Information about the Aramoana Spit Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Aramoana Spit provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Aramoana Spit can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Aramoana Spit 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 (Aramoana Spit) 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 Aramoana Spit 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.

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