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Campbells Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.3
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.4
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.3

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Campbells Bay Surf Forecast / Otago / New Zealand

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 am Wednesday 19 May 2021 NZST
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Campbells Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Campbells Bay sea temperature is 12.2 °C (Statistics for 19 May 1981-2005 - mean: 10.2 max: 11.8 min: 8.5 °C)
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Campbells Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Campbells Bay sea temperature is 12.2 °C (Statistics for 19 May 1981-2005 - mean: 10.2 max: 11.8 min: 8.5 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Campbells Bay (calm at Oamaru 10 km from Campbells Bay).

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Actual: 58 min ago

Calm
0 km/h
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Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Campbells Bay this week:

The surf forecast for Campbells Bay over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Wednesday (May 19) at 9AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.7m and 12s period with a secondary swell of 0.2m and 11s. The wind is predicted to be offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Campbells Bay in the next 12 days are 1.6m 15s and forecast to arrive on Wednesday (May 26) at 12AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.5m 3s period and expected on Wednesday (May 19) at 9AM.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 9AM (Wed 19th May)5.5ft (1.7m) 12s
Best Surf12AM (Wed 26th May)5ft (1.6m) 15s
Most Powerful12AM (Wed 26th May)5ft (1.6m) 15s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Campbells Bay 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
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
Thursday
27
Friday
28
Saturday
29
Sunday
30
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
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T newzealand.htsgw.metric.36.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.60.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.84.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.108.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.132.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.156.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.180.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.204.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.228.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.252.cc23
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1.7
SSE
1.6
SSE
1.4
SSE
1.1
SSE
0.9
SSE
0.7
SE
0.8
SE
0.6
SE
0.7
S
0.6
S
0.8
S
0.8
S
0.7
S
0.7
S
1
S
1.2
S
1.1
S
1.3
SSE
1.3
SSE
1.3
SSE
1.6
SSE
1.2
SSE
1
SSE
0.8
SSE
0.4
SSE
0.4
SE
1.3
NE
0.8
ENE
0.9
ENE
0.6
S
0.5
S
0.4
SSE
0.4
SSE
0.4
SSE
0.7
S
0.6
S
121110109111210171615151414147712121215131211101266756151413711
8905933632101161211618428018327527220619841112813142246946910674692561303737107447223187163604391
15
W
10
WNW
10
WNW
5
WNW
10
NE
10
W
15
NW
30
SW
10
W
10
NW
5
NE
5
WSW
5
NW
5
SSE
15
S
10
WSW
20
SSE
10
E
15
N
15
NNE
5
WSW
10
NW
10
NNE
10
N
15
N
15
NNE
5
WNW
5
WSW
5
WNW
5
SSE
5
ENE
10
NE
15
NNE
15
N
15
NNE
10
N
offoffoffoffcross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
offglasscrosscross-
off
cross-
on
oncross-
off
crosscross-
off
offcrosscross-
off
cross-
off
crossoffcross-
off
glassglasscross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
9:14PM
1.58
9:36AM
1.48
10:04PM
1.63
10:27AM
1.57
10:54PM
1.70
11:18AM
1.67
11:45PM
1.77
12:09PM
1.78
12:36AM
1.84
1:02PM
1.88
1:28AM
1.89
1:56PM
1.97
2:21AM
1.91
2:51PM
2.03
3:16AM
1.91
3:48PM
2.04
4:12AM
1.89
4:45PM
2.02
5:10AM
1.85
5:45PM
1.98
6:10AM
1.79
6:45PM
1.92
2:53PM
0.44
3:32AM
0.44
3:44PM
0.39
4:20AM
0.38
4:36PM
0.31
5:09AM
0.29
5:29PM
0.22
5:58AM
0.20
6:22PM
0.14
6:49AM
0.11
7:16PM
0.07
7:40AM
0.03
8:11PM
0.03
8:33AM
-0.02
9:07PM
0.01
9:27AM
-0.04
10:04PM
0.03
10:24AM
-0.03
11:03PM
0.06
11:22AM
0.01
12:03AM
0.11
12:22PM
0.07
1:03AM
0.17

Note: the tide data above is for All Day Bay which is 2 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Campbells Bay.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Campbells Bay blow from the WNW

Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
Thursday
27
Friday
28
Saturday
29
Sunday
30
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
cloudy
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
light rain
light rain
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
some cloudssome cloudssome cloudsclearclearsome cloudscloudyrain shwrsclearclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudscloudysome cloudssome cloudsclearsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsclearsome cloudslight rainlight raincloudycloudycloudysome cloudssome cloudssome cloudscloudy
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91310111210109671189118986687887791091099988109
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7:50--7:52--7:52--7:54--7:54--7:56--7:56--7:58--7:58--8:00--8:00--8:02--
-5:13--5:12--5:10--5:09--5:08--5:08--5:07--5:07--5:06--5:06--5:05--5:04-

Short Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Fri afternoon. Very mild (max 14°C on Thu morning, min 6°C on Fri night). Winds increasing (calm on Thu morning, fresh winds from the SSW by Fri morning).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 13°C on Sat afternoon, min 6°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 12°C on Thu afternoon, min 6°C on Tue morning). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Fri morning. Very mild (max 10°C on Fri afternoon, min 8°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Campbells Bay Surf forecast

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

Are you planning a holiday in Otago? If you are looking for accommodation near Campbells Bay, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Otago, consider staying in Dunedin which is 81 km (50 miles) away. Alternatively, find information about places to stay and car hire in Timaru which is 93 km (58 miles) away