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Quality on a good day: 4.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.1

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

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 am Thursday 13 May 2021 NZST
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Cobden Breakwater surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Cobden Breakwater sea temperature is 15.2 °C (Statistics for 13 May 1981-2005 - mean: 14.4 max: 16.2 min: 12.3 °C)
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Cobden Breakwater surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Cobden Breakwater sea temperature is 15.2 °C (Statistics for 13 May 1981-2005 - mean: 14.4 max: 16.2 min: 12.3 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Recent cross-shore wind 34 km from Cobden Breakwater has fallen light (light winds from the SE at HokitikaAero(aut)). Waves should be turning clean at Cobden Breakwater.

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34 km away, 36 min ago

Light
9 km/h
SE
4.4
15.2
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Cobden Breakwater this week:

The surf forecast for Cobden Breakwater over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Thursday (May 13) at 9AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.1m and 12s period with a secondary swell of 0.4m and 7s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Cobden Breakwater in the next 12 days are 3.0m 14s and forecast to arrive on Wednesday (May 19) at 3AM. Winds are predicted to be onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 2.5m 9s period and expected on Saturday (May 15) at 12AM.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 9AM (Thu 13th May)3.5ft (1.1m) 12s
Best Surf12AM (Tue 18th May)8ft (2.5m) 8s
Most Powerful 3AM (Wed 19th May)10ft (3.0m) 14s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Cobden Breakwater 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
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
333210024440205003003445555545543344
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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
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.276.cc23
1.1
WSW
1
WSW
0.9
WSW
0.7
WSW
0.9
NNW
0.4
WSW
1.4
NW
1.7
NNW
1.3
WSW
1.4
WSW
1.3
WSW
1.3
WSW
1
W
2
W
2.5
W
3.5
W
3.5
W
3
W
2.4
W
2.2
W
2
W
2
W
2
W
2
W
1.9
WSW
1.7
W
2.3
W
3
WSW
1.6
WSW
1.6
W
1.8
WSW
1.5
W
0.8
WSW
1.2
WSW
1.4
WSW
1.6
WSW
12121212714109131113151478910101414109813141414101615141413121213
398318250137916142848560850457274440044710551769203917602293175977659556614001387114521551710118011541363849222432567811
10
E
5
W
10
E
10
E
10
NNE
25
NE
25
WSW
10
W
10
ENE
15
ENE
20
NNE
30
WSW
15
NW
25
W
10
SSW
30
SW
30
SW
20
WSW
30
W
25
W
15
WSW
5
SSE
5
SW
10
E
5
E
0
ENE
5
ESE
15
N
10
WSW
15
ESE
10
SE
5
SW
10
ESE
10
ESE
0
SSW
5
ESE
cross-
off
glassoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
oncross-
on
offoffcross-
off
oncrossoncross-
on
onononcross-
on
ononglassoncross-
off
offglassglasscross-
off
oncross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
off
11:32AM
3.17
11:49PM
3.16
12:07PM
3.11
12:23AM
3.09
12:44PM
3.02
1:00AM
3.00
1:24PM
2.92
1:42AM
2.90
2:12PM
2.81
2:33AM
2.79
3:09PM
2.71
3:33AM
2.72
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
5:42PM
0.94
5:58AM
0.94
6:16PM
0.99
6:33AM
0.99
6:53PM
1.05
7:12AM
1.06
7:34PM
1.12
7:58AM
1.13
8:21PM
1.18
8:54AM
1.18
9:18PM
1.22
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

Note: the tide data above is for Greymouth, New Zealand which is 2 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Cobden Breakwater.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Cobden Breakwater blow from the ENE

Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
heavy rain
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
moderate rain
heavy rain
rain showers
light rain
thunderstorm
rain showers
light rain
light rain
light rain
light rain
light rain
rain showers
clear
clear
partially cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
light rain
light rain
moderate rain
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
cloudy
light rain
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10118101115131312101413111291011131414141313101112111312891179911
610559813128101211111191011121414121112910121112116695599
1011791014111212813129987811121213131391112111211571169911
7:35--7:37--7:37--7:39--7:39--7:41--7:41--7:43--7:43--7:45--7:46--7:47--
-5:25--5:24--5:22--5:22--5:22--5:21--5:20--5:19--5:17--5:16--5:15--5:15-

Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 25mm), heaviest during Fri night. Very mild (max 15°C on Fri night, min 5°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 62mm), heaviest during Sun afternoon. Very mild (max 14°C on Sun afternoon, min 9°C on Mon night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the WSW on Sun night, light winds from the W by Mon night).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 13mm), heaviest on Wed night. Very mild (max 14°C on Wed morning, min 9°C on Thu night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the W on Wed morning, calm by Fri afternoon).

Long Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 16mm), heaviest on Sat afternoon. Very mild (max 13°C on Sat morning, min 5°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Cobden Breakwater Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Cobden Breakwater provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Cobden Breakwater can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Cobden Breakwater 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 Breakwater) 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 Breakwater 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 Breakwater is 172 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.