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Charleston ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.8

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Charleston Surf Forecast / West Coast South Island / New Zealand

48hr Weather and Surf, issued 11 am Thursday 06 May 2021 NZST
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Charleston surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Charleston sea temperature is 16.0 °C (Statistics for 06 May 1981-2005 - mean: 15.3 max: 17.3 min: 13.2 °C)
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Charleston surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Charleston sea temperature is 16.0 °C (Statistics for 06 May 1981-2005 - mean: 15.3 max: 17.3 min: 13.2 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for West Coast South Island

  1. weather stationWind Update Recent cross-shore wind 13 km from Charleston has fallen light (light winds from the SW at Westport). Waves should be turning clean at Charleston.

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Actual: 48 min ago

Light
9 km/h
SW
Clean
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How big are the waves at Charleston today?

The current surf forecast for Charleston at 6PM is: 2.1m 14s primary swell from a West-southwest direction and 0.2m 16s secondary swell from a North-northwest direction (forecast issued at 11:00am May 06). The wind direction is predicted to be cross-shore and the swell rating is 3.

Time (NZST) & DateWave HeightWave Period
Morning (06 May)7ft (2.2m)15s
Afternoon (06 May)7ft (2.1m)14s
Evening (06 May)7ft (2.1m)15s

Table - waves today at Charleston. (Swell directed towards the surf break)

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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)
Temp. °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Thursday
06
Friday
07
Saturday
08
Sunday
09
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
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2.2
WSW
2.2
WSW
2.1
WSW
2.1
WSW
2.1
WSW
2.1
WSW
2.1
WSW
2.1
WSW
2.1
WSW
2.1
WSW
1.9
WSW
1.9
WSW
1.9
WSW
1.8
WSW
1.7
WSW
1.7
WSW
1.5
WSW
1.4
WSW
1.2
WSW
1.1
WSW
2.5
NNW
3
NNW
3
NNW
3
NNW
3
NNW
3
NNW
2.5
NNW
2.5
NNW
2
NNW
1.7
NNW
0.9
WSW
0.9
WSW
1
WSW
0.9
WSW
0.9
WSW
0.9
WSW
0.8
WSW
0.8
WSW
0.8
WSW
0.8
WSW
0.8
WSW
2.2
NNW
1.3
WSW
1.6
WSW
3
NW
1.8
WSW
1.8
WSW
1.8
WSW
1.8
WSW
1.8
WSW
1.7
WSW
1.7
WSW
1.9
WSW
2.2
WSW
2.2
WSW
2
WSW
1.7
WSW
1.5
WSW
1.4
WSW
1.3
WSW
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S
15
SW
20
SW
15
SSW
10
SSE
10
ENE
10
ENE
5
E
5
E
0
WNW
5
WSW
5
E
5
E
10
E
15
E
10
ENE
15
NE
20
NE
25
NE
30
NNE
30
NNE
35
NNE
30
N
30
N
25
NNW
20
NNW
15
NNW
10
N
10
NE
10
NE
5
NNE
5
NE
5
ENE
5
NNE
5
N
10
NE
10
ENE
10
ENE
15
NE
20
NNE
20
NNE
25
N
20
N
20
N
15
NNE
15
NNE
15
NNE
15
NE
15
NE
15
NE
15
NNE
20
NE
20
NE
20
NE
20
NE
20
NE
20
NE
30
NNE
30
NNE
30
NE
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off
crosscrosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
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off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
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on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glasscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscrosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
6:45AM
2.41
7:21PM
2.36
7:42AM
2.46
8:11PM
2.44
8:28AM
2.54
8:53PM
2.53
9:09AM
2.61
9:30PM
2.61
9:45AM
2.66
10:05PM
2.68
10:21AM
2.70
10:40PM
2.71
10:56AM
2.70
11:14PM
2.72
11:31AM
2.68
1:06PM
0.62
1:29AM
0.67
1:59PM
0.55
2:18AM
0.59
2:42PM
0.47
3:00AM
0.50
3:20PM
0.40
3:37AM
0.43
3:56PM
0.35
4:13AM
0.37
4:30PM
0.32
4:48AM
0.34
5:04PM
0.33
5:23AM
0.34
5:39PM
0.36

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 Charleston blow from the ESE

Thursday
06
Friday
07
Saturday
08
Sunday
09
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
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light rain
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rain showers
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