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Cobden Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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Cobden Beach Surf Forecast / West Coast South Island / New Zealand

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 am Wednesday 19 May 2021 NZST
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Cobden Beach surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Cobden Beach sea temperature is 15.1 °C (Statistics for 19 May 1981-2005 - mean: 14.2 max: 15.7 min: 12.0 °C)
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Cobden Beach surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Cobden Beach sea temperature is 15.1 °C (Statistics for 19 May 1981-2005 - mean: 14.2 max: 15.7 min: 12.0 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Cobden Beach (light winds from the ENE at HokitikaAero(aut) 35 km from Cobden Beach).

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35 km away, 1 h 9 min ago

Light
7 km/h
ENE
8.2
15.1
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Cobden Beach this week:

The surf forecast for Cobden Beach over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Wednesday (May 19) at 3PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 3.5m and 10s period. The wind is predicted to be cross-onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Cobden Beach in the next 12 days are 4.0m 14s and forecast to arrive on Wednesday (May 19) at 9AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.4m 3s period and expected on Monday (May 24) at 9AM.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 3PM (Wed 19th May)11ft (3.5m) 10s
Best Surf 3PM (Wed 19th May)11ft (3.5m) 10s
Most Powerful 9AM (Wed 19th May)13ft (4.0m) 14s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Cobden Beach 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.108.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.132.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.156.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.180.cc23
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4
W
3.5
W
3
W
2.2
W
1.9
W
1.6
W
1.5
W
1.1
WSW
2.3
WSW
2.4
WSW
2.1
W
1.8
WSW
1.6
WSW
1.6
WSW
1.6
WSW
1.7
WSW
1.7
WSW
1.7
WSW
1.5
WSW
1.2
WSW
1.2
WSW
1
W
0.9
WSW
0.5
W
0.7
WSW
0.5
W
0.9
WNW
3
NW
2.5
WNW
2.4
WNW
2
W
1.9
W
1.8
W
1.4
W
1.2
W
1
WSW
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6272250716571355101376177543717652610185812701060107510751111112798972451560535028215126311359134313468809348351025537397254
30
WSW
15
WSW
10
WSW
5
SSW
10
WSW
10
WSW
10
N
10
W
10
SSE
10
ESE
0
NNE
10
SE
10
ESE
5
SW
10
ESE
10
E
5
NW
15
ESE
10
E
0
NNW
10
ESE
5
SE
0
WNW
5
E
5
E
0
N
5
NNE
10
E
10
ENE
15
E
15
E
10
E
10
ENE
10
E
10
E
10
ENE
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
off
offglassoffoffcrossoffoffglassoffoffglassoffglassglassoffglassglassglasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
4:13PM
2.66
4:41AM
2.70
5:19PM
2.68
5:48AM
2.77
6:22PM
2.77
6:49AM
2.90
7:20PM
2.91
7:43AM
3.08
8:13PM
3.09
8:34AM
3.26
9:03PM
3.26
9:24AM
3.42
9:51PM
3.40
10:14AM
3.51
10:40PM
3.49
11:06AM
3.53
11:29PM
3.51
11:59AM
3.48
12:21AM
3.46
12:55PM
3.37
1:14AM
3.35
1:53PM
3.23
2:11AM
3.21
9:58AM
1.19
10:24PM
1.22
11:05AM
1.12
11:32PM
1.16
12:09PM
0.99
12:35AM
1.02
1:07PM
0.83
1:32AM
0.85
2:00PM
0.65
2:23AM
0.67
2:50PM
0.50
3:12AM
0.52
3:39PM
0.40
4:01AM
0.42
4:28PM
0.38
4:51AM
0.38
5:18PM
0.43
5:42AM
0.43
6:10PM
0.54
6:35AM
0.54
7:03PM
0.70
7:32AM
0.70
7:59PM
0.87

Note: the tide data above is for Greymouth, New Zealand which is 1 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Cobden Beach.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Cobden Beach blow from the ESE

Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
Thursday
27
Friday
28
Saturday
29
Sunday
30
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light rain
light rain
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
light rain
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
light rain
heavy rain
light rain
light rain
light rain
cloudy
light rain
cloudy
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7:41--7:43--7:43--7:45--7:46--7:47--7:48--7:48--7:50--7:50--7:50--7:52--
-5:20--5:19--5:17--5:16--5:15--5:15--5:15--5:14--5:14--5:13--5:12--5:12-

Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 14mm), heaviest on Fri afternoon. Very mild (max 14°C on Wed night, min 8°C on Fri night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the WSW on Wed morning, calm by Thu night).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 13°C on Mon afternoon, min 7°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 12°C on Tue afternoon, min 8°C on Tue morning). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 32mm), heaviest during Fri night. Very mild (max 13°C on Fri afternoon, min 10°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Cobden Beach Surf forecast

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

Cobden Beach is 173 km (107 miles) from the city of Christchurch. If you plan a holiday in West Coast South Island, look for hotels and other accommodation in Christchurch. Christchurch has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.