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Colac Bay Surf Forecast / Southland / New Zealand

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 am Sunday 05 Feb 2023 NZDT
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Colac Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Colac Bay sea temperature is 18.2 °C (Statistics for 05 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 13.1 max: 14.8 min: 12.0 °C)
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Colac Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Colac Bay sea temperature is 18.2 °C (Statistics for 05 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 13.1 max: 14.8 min: 12.0 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Still cross-shore at Colac Bay (moderate winds from the NE at Centre Island - Southland 11 km from Colac Bay).

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Actual: 40 min ago

Moderate
26 km/h
NE
Cross-Shore
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Colac Bay this week:

The surf forecast for Colac Bay over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Sunday (Feb 05) at 7AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.9m and 14s period with a secondary swell of 0.4m and 3s. The wind is predicted to be cross-shore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Colac Bay in the next 12 days are 3.5m 13s and forecast to arrive on Monday (Feb 06) at 10AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.6m 12s period and expected on Monday (Feb 06) at 4AM.

Wave TypeTime (NZDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 7AM (Sun 5th Feb)3ft (0.9m) 14s
Best Surf10AM (Mon 6th Feb)11ft (3.5m) 13s
Most Powerful10AM (Mon 6th Feb)11ft (3.5m) 13s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Colac Bay over the next 12 days.

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Sunday
05
Monday
06
Tuesday
07
Wednesday
08
Thursday
09
Friday
10
Saturday
11
Sunday
12
Monday
13
Tuesday
14
Wednesday
15
Thu
16
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
Rating
(10 max)
31221111431111111111113432221111100000011211
Swell
Height Map
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.1
WSW
1.1
W
0.7
WSW
0.5
WSW
3.5
W
3
W
1.8
W
2
W
3
W
2.5
W
3
W
3
W
3
WSW
2.2
WSW
1.9
WSW
1.6
WSW
1.2
WSW
1.3
WSW
0.8
WSW
0.9
WSW
0.7
WSW
0.8
W
0.5
WSW
0.9
WSW
0.6
WSW
0.4
SW
0.9
SE
0.8
E
0.4
SE
0.7
SE
0.7
W
0.9
W
0.9
W
0.8
W
0.9
W
1
W
Period(s) (?)16141413131210109121313131313121212111111710810104488141312111010
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)628494189101372429516487551360198130183150267614851086727432437148191117705589632419161664189255232149159208
Wind
(km/h)
5
NE
20
SW
10
SE
20
NW
45
W
35
W
15
NW
20
WNW
40
W
30
WNW
30
W
35
W
35
WSW
15
W
25
WSW
20
W
15
NW
20
WSW
5
W
5
NNE
15
SSW
5
NNE
10
NNE
5
N
10
E
10
ESE
20
SE
15
SE
15
SSE
10
SW
25
SW
30
WSW
25
WSW
10
NNW
20
W
25
WSW
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
crosscrossonoffcross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
on
cross-
on
onononcrosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)
2:09AM
2.23
2:21PM
2.22
2:45AM
2.25
2:55PM
2.23
3:19AM
2.25
3:29PM
2.23
3:51AM
2.26
4:02PM
2.24
4:24AM
2.25
4:38PM
2.24
4:59AM
2.23
5:16PM
2.23
5:37AM
2.21
6:00PM
2.20
6:21AM
2.17
6:50PM
2.17
7:14AM
2.13
7:50PM
2.14
8:17AM
2.10
8:57PM
2.15
9:25AM
2.11
10:05PM
2.20
10:31AM
2.16
Low Tide
/ height (m)
8:23AM
0.60
8:39PM
0.49
8:57AM
0.55
9:14PM
0.46
9:31AM
0.53
9:49PM
0.46
10:04AM
0.53
10:24PM
0.48
10:40AM
0.55
11:02PM
0.52
11:18AM
0.59
11:42PM
0.58
12:01PM
0.64
12:27AM
0.65
12:48PM
0.69
1:16AM
0.72
1:42PM
0.73
2:12AM
0.77
2:43PM
0.73
3:15AM
0.78
3:50PM
0.68
4:25AM
0.73
4:58PM
0.56

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

Sunday
05
Monday
06
Tuesday
07
Wednesday
08
Thursday
09
Friday
10
Saturday
11
Sunday
12
Monday
13
Tuesday
14
Wednesday
15
Thu
16
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Rain (mm)
-83103--6254231---------3-----3-----1
Temp. °C211817161517171615131112111214131616141718151513131415121212121415141514
Low °C181717131517161514111112101014101315111417121413111214111212121315121414
Feels °C (?)201618147101412764337871212111615151413121110891078910109
Sunrise-6:45--6:47--6:48--6:50--6:52--6:52--6:54--6:56--6:58--6:58--7:01--7:01-
Sunset--9:16--9:15--9:14--9:13--9:12--9:09--9:08--9:07--9:06--9:04--9:01--9:00

Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 32mm), heaviest during Sun morning. Warm (max 21°C on Sat night, min 13°C on Sun night). Winds increasing (calm on Sat night, strong winds from the WNW by Sun night).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 15mm), heaviest on Tue night. Very mild (max 16°C on Fri morning, min 10°C on Wed night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the W on Wed afternoon, light winds from the NW by Fri morning).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Sun afternoon. Very mild (max 18°C on Sat afternoon, min 11°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 4mm), mostly falling on Tue afternoon. Very mild (max 15°C on Wed afternoon, min 11°C on Mon night). Winds increasing (light winds from the SW on Tue afternoon, fresh winds from the SW by Tue night).

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Information about the Colac Bay Surf forecast

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

Colac Bay is 30 km (19 miles) from Tuatapere. If you plan a holiday in Southland, look for hotels and other accommodation in Tuatapere. Tuatapere has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.