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Colac Bay Surf Forecast / Southland / New Zealand

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 am Friday 20 May 2022 NZST
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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 13.9 °C (Statistics for 20 May 1981-2005 - mean: 11.2 max: 12.3 min: 9.2 °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 13.9 °C (Statistics for 20 May 1981-2005 - mean: 11.2 max: 12.3 min: 9.2 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Cross-shore wind has turned cross-on at Colac Bay (gales from the S at Centre Island - Southland 11 km from Colac Bay).

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Actual: 56 min ago

Gale
69 km/h
S
Cross-On
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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 Friday (May 20) at 9PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 3.0m and 13s period with a secondary swell of 0.1m and 10s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Colac Bay in the next 12 days are 3.5m 14s and forecast to arrive on Tuesday (May 24) at 3PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.1m 2s period and expected on Friday (May 27) at 6AM.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 9PM (Fri 20th May)10ft (3.0m) 13s
Best Surf 9PM (Fri 20th May)10ft (3.0m) 13s
Most Powerful 3PM (Tue 24th May)11ft (3.5m) 14s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Colac Bay 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
Friday
20
Saturday
21
Sunday
22
Monday
23
Tuesday
24
Wednesday
25
Thursday
26
Friday
27
Saturday
28
Sunday
29
Monday
30
Tuesday
31
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
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T newzealand.htsgw.metric.30.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.54.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.78.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.102.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.126.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.150.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.198.cc23
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2.5
W
3
WSW
3.5
W
3.5
WSW
3.5
WSW
3
WSW
3
WSW
3
WSW
3
WSW
3
W
3
W
3
WSW
3.5
WSW
3.5
WSW
3.5
WSW
3
WSW
3
WSW
2.5
WSW
1.8
WSW
1.4
WSW
1.1
WSW
0.9
WSW
0.6
WSW
0.5
WSW
0.5
W
0.6
WSW
0.8
W
1
W
0.6
WSW
0.7
WSW
0.5
WSW
0.5
WSW
0.7
WSW
0.9
WSW
0.9
WSW
2.1
WSW
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23232277363836053833324628992770235222971261328841834308413636633506249111555943331861008177179193257167215101931652852711728
25
SW
35
SW
45
WNW
45
WSW
50
WSW
35
WSW
45
WSW
40
WSW
35
WSW
35
WNW
40
W
30
W
45
W
45
WSW
50
WSW
45
WSW
40
WSW
30
SW
20
SSW
10
SSW
0
NE
10
NNW
5
NE
10
N
10
NNE
5
NE
10
N
15
NNE
15
NNE
15
N
10
NE
15
E
15
ENE
10
E
10
SE
25
SE
crosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
glasscross-
off
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
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4:56PM
2.42
5:20AM
2.33
5:59PM
2.33
6:28AM
2.27
7:05PM
2.27
7:35AM
2.25
8:09PM
2.25
8:37AM
2.26
9:09PM
2.26
9:34AM
2.28
10:02PM
2.28
10:25AM
2.32
10:50PM
2.31
11:12AM
2.35
11:34PM
2.34
11:56AM
2.38
12:16AM
2.35
12:37PM
2.39
12:55AM
2.35
1:18PM
2.38
1:33AM
2.33
1:57PM
2.34
2:09AM
2.29
10:44AM
0.34
11:14PM
0.51
11:46AM
0.40
12:16AM
0.56
12:51PM
0.44
1:20AM
0.59
1:54PM
0.47
2:24AM
0.60
2:53PM
0.49
3:23AM
0.59
3:49PM
0.51
4:17AM
0.57
4:40PM
0.53
5:05AM
0.56
5:29PM
0.57
5:50AM
0.56
6:14PM
0.60
6:32AM
0.56
6:56PM
0.64
7:12AM
0.58
7:36PM
0.68
7:52AM
0.61
8:14PM
0.71

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

Friday
20
Saturday
21
Sunday
22
Monday
23
Tuesday
24
Wednesday
25
Thursday
26
Friday
27
Saturday
28
Sunday
29
Monday
30
Tuesday
31
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Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 24mm), heaviest during Fri morning. Very mild (max 11°C on Sun morning, min 7°C on Fri morning). Winds increasing (moderate winds from the SW on Fri morning, strong winds from the WSW by Sat morning).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 20mm), heaviest during Tue morning. Very mild (max 12°C on Mon afternoon, min 6°C on Wed night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the WSW on Tue night, moderate winds from the SSW by Wed night).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Mild temperatures (max 9°C on Sat afternoon, min 4°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 29mm), heaviest during Tue night. Very mild (max 12°C on Sun afternoon, min 8°C on Sun morning). Winds increasing (light winds from the N on Sun night, fresh winds from the SE by Wed morning).

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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.