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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

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 am Saturday 19 Jun 2021 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 11.9 °C (Statistics for 19 Jun 1981-2005 - mean: 11.1 max: 12.5 min: 9.9 °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 11.9 °C (Statistics for 19 Jun 1981-2005 - mean: 11.1 max: 12.5 min: 9.9 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Bluecliffs (light winds from the E at Birchwood AWS WXT 44 km from Bluecliffs).

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Light
9 km/h
E
5.8
11.9
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Bluecliffs this week:

The surf forecast for Bluecliffs over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Saturday (Jun 19) at 3PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.3m and 18s period with a secondary swell of 0.3m and 9s. Another secondary swell of 0.6m and 9s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Bluecliffs in the next 12 days are 4.0m 14s and forecast to arrive on Wednesday (Jun 23) at 12AM. Winds are predicted to be onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.5m 9s period and expected on Friday (Jun 25) at 12AM.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 3PM (Sat 19th Jun)4.5ft (1.3m) 18s
Best Surf 3PM (Sat 19th Jun)4.5ft (1.3m) 18s
Most Powerful12AM (Wed 23rd Jun)13ft (4.0m) 14s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Bluecliffs 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
Saturday
19
Sunday
20
Monday
21
Tuesday
22
Wednesday
23
Thursday
24
Friday
25
Saturday
26
Sunday
27
Monday
28
Tuesday
29
Wednesday
30
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
554434453445345443334544445424544433
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T newzealand.htsgw.metric.30.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.54.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.78.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.102.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.126.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.150.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.198.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.222.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.246.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.270.cc23
1.3
SW
1.3
SW
1.2
SW
1.1
SW
1.1
SW
1.1
SW
1.4
SW
1.8
SW
1.6
SW
2.2
SSW
2
SSW
4
SW
1.4
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.9
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.1
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.4
SW
1.4
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.8
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.8
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.2
SSW
0.9
SSW
191816161514151615151414111316141414131317161515151514141315141414141414
111210997745605585298051513109120421667557142762316849697654472772129191005840656665863135187056913371175934763630545347
10

NE
10

ENE
10

NE
10

NE
5

E
10

NE
5

NNE
10

SW
20

SW
10

WSW
10

W
15

SSW
5

N
0

S
10

NNW
15

N
10

N
15

N
15

N
10

NE
15

NNE
15

NNE
5

WNW
5

N
5

NNE
0

ESE
5

NW
5

NW
15

WSW
15

SSW
10

SSW
10

S
10

NE
10

NNE
5

E
5

N
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crossonglassglasscross-
off
offoffoffoffcross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
glassglassglasscross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
ononcross-
off
cross-
off
crossoff
7:01PM
1.86
7:25AM
1.91
8:00PM
1.93
8:27AM
2.00
8:57PM
2.02
9:28AM
2.09
9:52PM
2.10
10:26AM
2.17
10:46PM
2.18
11:21AM
2.23
11:39PM
2.23
12:16PM
2.25
12:31AM
2.25
1:09PM
2.23
1:24AM
2.23
2:01PM
2.17
2:16AM
2.17
2:54PM
2.09
3:08AM
2.08
3:46PM
1.99
4:02AM
1.98
4:39PM
1.89
12:43PM
0.40
1:12AM
0.46
1:44PM
0.35
2:13AM
0.36
2:43PM
0.29
3:11AM
0.23
3:41PM
0.23
4:08AM
0.12
4:37PM
0.18
5:03AM
0.02
5:31PM
0.15
5:57AM
-0.04
6:24PM
0.15
6:50AM
-0.04
7:16PM
0.18
7:43AM
-0.01
8:08PM
0.23
8:36AM
0.07
9:00PM
0.31
9:28AM
0.18
9:52PM
0.39
10:22AM
0.30
10:47PM
0.47

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

Saturday
19
Sunday
20
Monday
21
Tuesday
22
Wednesday
23
Thursday
24
Friday
25
Saturday
26
Sunday
27
Monday
28
Tuesday
29
Wednesday
30
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8:32--8:33--8:33--8:33--8:33--8:33--8:33--8:33--8:33--8:33--8:33--8:33--
-5:09--5:09--5:09--5:09--5:10--5:10--5:10--5:12--5:12--5:12--5:13--5:13-

Short Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Mon night. Very mild (max 10°C on Mon afternoon, min 3°C on Sat morning). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Tue night. Very mild (max 10°C on Thu afternoon, min 5°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 9mm), mostly falling on Sat afternoon. Very mild (max 14°C on Sat morning, min 9°C on Fri morning). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Mon morning. Very mild (max 10°C on Mon morning, min 3°C on Tue 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 12 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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