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Clarence River ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.8

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Clarence River Surf Forecast / Kaikoura and Marlborough / New Zealand

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 am Saturday 08 May 2021 NZST
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Clarence River surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Clarence River sea temperature is 14.4 °C (Statistics for 08 May 1981-2005 - mean: 13.0 max: 14.7 min: 11.1 °C)
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Clarence River surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Clarence River sea temperature is 14.4 °C (Statistics for 08 May 1981-2005 - mean: 13.0 max: 14.7 min: 11.1 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Clarence River (light winds from the N at Kaikoura 35 km from Clarence River).

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35 km away, 47 min ago

Light
6 km/h
N
17.9
14.4
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Clarence River this week:

The surf forecast for Clarence River over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Saturday (May 08) at 3PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.7m and 6s period with a secondary swell of 0.8m and 10s. Another secondary swell of 0.8m and 6s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be cross-onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Clarence River in the next 12 days are 1.6m 8s and forecast to arrive on Wednesday (May 12) at 6PM. Winds are predicted to be glassy at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.7m 6s period and expected on Saturday (May 08) at 6PM.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 3PM (Sat 8th May)5.5ft (1.7m) 6s
Best Surf 6PM (Wed 12th May)5ft (1.6m) 8s
Most Powerful 6PM (Wed 12th May)5ft (1.6m) 8s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Clarence River 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
08
Sunday
09
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
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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0.9
S
1.7
NNE
1.7
N
0.5
S
0.4
S
0.2
S
0.2
S
0.2
S
0.1
S
0.1
S
0.2
SSW
0.2
SSW
0.2
SSW
1.4
S
1.6
SSE
1.3
SSE
1.3
SE
1
SE
0.7
S
1.4
S
0.5
S
0.5
S
0.4
SSW
0.3
SSW
0.2
S
1
NE
2.1
SSW
1.6
S
1.3
S
0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
1.6
S
1.7
S
1.7
S
1.3
S
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1781921874326175645232120178266183171997917116312471362285395338219380280273101611911142563
5
NNW
10
NNW
20
NNW
20
NNW
15
NNW
10
WNW
5
SSW
5
ENE
10
NW
30
N
20
N
20
N
5
WNW
15
SSW
10
SSW
15
SSW
10
S
10
SW
5
NNW
5
SE
5
NNW
5
NNW
10
NNE
15
SSW
15
NE
20
NE
15
SW
5
WSW
5
ESE
10
SW
0
WSW
5
SE
15
SSW
10
SSE
10
ENE
5
WNW
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
glassglasscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
offglassglasscross-
on
crossonoffononoffglassglassoffglasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
glass
2:39PM
1.36
2:59AM
1.39
3:25PM
1.36
3:44AM
1.36
4:10PM
1.37
4:30AM
1.34
4:54PM
1.38
5:15AM
1.32
5:39PM
1.40
6:01AM
1.31
6:24PM
1.41
6:47AM
1.30
7:10PM
1.41
7:33AM
1.28
7:54PM
1.41
8:18AM
1.27
8:38PM
1.40
9:02AM
1.25
9:22PM
1.40
9:45AM
1.25
10:05PM
1.40
10:29AM
1.26
10:49PM
1.41
8:47PM
0.26
9:13AM
0.24
9:35PM
0.27
9:56AM
0.25
10:21PM
0.27
10:39AM
0.26
11:08PM
0.27
11:23AM
0.26
11:55PM
0.26
12:07PM
0.26
12:42AM
0.26
12:52PM
0.27
1:28AM
0.27
1:37PM
0.28
2:14AM
0.27
2:20PM
0.30
2:58AM
0.28
3:04PM
0.30
3:42AM
0.29
3:47PM
0.30
4:25AM
0.28
4:31PM
0.29

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 Clarence River blow from the SW

Saturday
08
Sunday
09
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
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partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
light rain
cloudy
rain showers
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
rain showers
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
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7:18--7:20--7:20--7:22--7:22--7:24--7:26--7:26--7:28--7:28--7:30--7:30--
-5:21--5:20--5:19--5:16--5:15--5:15--5:14--5:13--5:12--5:10--5:09--5:09-

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 23°C on Sun afternoon, min 15°C on Sat morning). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Tue morning. Warm (max 21°C on Tue afternoon, min 10°C on Thu night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the N on Tue morning, calm by Wed night).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Some drizzle, heaviest during Sat night. Very mild (max 16°C on Sat afternoon, min 10°C on Fri afternoon). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 13°C on Mon morning, min 10°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Clarence River Surf forecast

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

Clarence River is 70 km (43 miles) from the city of Blenheim. If you plan a holiday in Kaikoura and Marlborough, look for hotels and other accommodation in Blenheim. Blenheim has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.