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Bluecliffs ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 4.5

Overall: 2.8

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Bluecliffs Surf Forecast / Southland / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 pm Wednesday 15 Jul 2020 NZST
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Bluecliffs surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Bluecliffs sea temperature is 10.6 °C (Statistics for 15 Jul 1981-2005 - mean: 10.8 max: 12.3 min: 9.4 °C)
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Bluecliffs surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Bluecliffs sea temperature is 10.6 °C (Statistics for 15 Jul 1981-2005 - mean: 10.8 max: 12.3 min: 9.4 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Cross-off wind 44 km from Bluecliffs has become light (light winds from the E at Birchwood AWS WXT). Waves should be turning clean at Bluecliffs. 2.2m 14 s period swell from WSW with an additional 0.6m 8 s period swell from SSE , plus 0.7m 4 s period wind swell from ENE

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44 km away, 47 min ago

Light
6 km/h
E
-1.3
10.6
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Bluecliffs this week:

The surf forecast for Bluecliffs over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Thursday (Jul 16) at 6AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.4m and 14s period with a secondary swell of 0.8m and 8s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Bluecliffs in the next 7 days are 4.0m 13s and forecast to arrive on Wednesday (Jul 22) at 6AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.9m 4s period and expected on Friday (Jul 17) at 6AM.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)6AM (Thu 16th Jul)4.5ft (1.4m)14s
Best Surf9PM (Sun 19th Jul)4.5ft (1.4m)16s
Most Powerful6AM (Wed 22nd Jul)13ft (4.0m)13s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Bluecliffs over the next 7 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(?)
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Thursday
16
Friday
17
Saturday
18
Sunday
19
Monday
20
Tuesday
21
Wednesday
22
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
54444333333353340500455
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.18.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.42.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.66.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.90.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.114.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.138.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.162.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.180.cc23
1.6
SW
1.4
WSW
1.3
WSW
1.3
WSW
1.3
WSW
1.2
WSW
1.1
WSW
1
WSW
0.9
WSW
0.8
WSW
0.7
WSW
0.9
WSW
1.5
WSW
1.2
WSW
0.9
WSW
1.2
WSW
2.3
WSW
2.3
WSW
4
WSW
3
WSW
2.5
WSW
2.5
WSW
2
WSW
1414131514141313131318181514131313121413131212
101671058183772252944034226923230243810374973175311706148557123233201721011197
10
NE
15
NE
10
ENE
10
NE
10
NE
10
E
10
NNE
5
NE
5
ESE
5
N
10
N
5
E
10
N
10
N
10
NE
10
WNW
25
SW
10
WNW
20
SW
20
SSW
15
SW
15
WNW
15
NW
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
glassoffoffglassoffoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
8:30AM
1.68
8:52PM
1.71
9:22AM
1.74
9:40PM
1.78
10:11AM
1.82
10:26PM
1.86
10:57AM
1.92
11:10PM
1.96
11:41AM
2.00
11:53PM
2.04
12:25PM
2.07
12:37AM
2.12
1:09PM
2.12
1:22AM
2.16
2:16AM
0.62
2:41PM
0.62
3:08AM
0.55
3:31PM
0.57
3:56AM
0.46
4:18PM
0.50
4:41AM
0.36
5:03PM
0.43
5:25AM
0.25
5:47PM
0.35
6:09AM
0.16
6:30PM
0.29
6:54AM
0.10
7:15PM
0.25

Note: the tide data above is calculated at the surf break location.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Bluecliffs blow from the N

Thursday
16
Friday
17
Saturday
18
Sunday
19
Monday
20
Tuesday
21
Wednesday
22
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
heavy rain
light rain
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
some cloudssome cloudsclearsome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudsheavy rainlight rainrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrssome cloudssome cloudssome clouds
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445335257379491088867766
11300311533645977757656
11300305616928955623433
-8:26--8:25--8:23--8:22--8:22--8:21--8:19---
--5:27--5:28--5:29--5:30--5:30--5:31--5:32--

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Icy conditions (max 7°C on Sat afternoon, min 0°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 22mm), heaviest during Mon night. Cool air temperatures (max 10°C on Mon afternoon, min 4°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Bluecliffs Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Bluecliffs provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Bluecliffs can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Bluecliffs 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 (Bluecliffs) 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 Bluecliffs 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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