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Crossroads ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.7
Consistency of Surf: 3.7
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.7

Overall: 3.3

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Crossroads Surf Forecast / Otago / New Zealand

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 pm Sunday 16 May 2021 NZST
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Crossroads surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Crossroads sea temperature is 12.6 °C (Statistics for 16 May 1981-2005 - mean: 10.3 max: 11.8 min: 8.5 °C)
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Crossroads surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Crossroads sea temperature is 12.6 °C (Statistics for 16 May 1981-2005 - mean: 10.3 max: 11.8 min: 8.5 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Crossroads (calm at Oamaru 8 km from Crossroads).

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Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Crossroads this week:

The surf forecast for Crossroads over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Monday (May 17) at 9AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.7m and 11s period with a secondary swell of 0.5m and 9s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Crossroads in the next 12 days are 4.0m 15s and forecast to arrive on Wednesday (May 19) at 3AM. Winds are predicted to be offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.8m 6s period and expected on Sunday (May 23) at 9PM.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 9AM (Mon 17th May)2.5ft (0.7m) 11s
Best Surf 3AM (Wed 19th May)13ft (4.0m) 15s
Most Powerful 3AM (Wed 19th May)13ft (4.0m) 15s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Crossroads 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
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
Thursday
27
Fri
28
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
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T newzealand.htsgw.metric.42.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.66.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.90.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.114.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.138.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.162.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.186.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.210.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.234.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.258.cc23
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0.8
SSE
0.7
SSE
0.6
SSE
0.7
E
0.7
SSE
0.6
S
2.4
S
1.6
SSE
1.5
SSE
1.3
SSE
0.9
SSE
0.8
SSE
0.7
SSE
0.5
SE
0.4
SE
0.6
S
1.2
SSW
0.4
SSE
0.6
SSE
0.4
SSE
0.6
S
1.9
S
1.7
S
2.3
S
3.5
S
4
S
3
SSE
3
SE
2.5
SE
3
SE
4
SE
4
SE
3.5
SE
2.5
SE
2.4
SE
2.2
SE
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18612311713617021028277685153311569210758422102137258611361676476823301640412421238720444414937369074684252819031551
5
W
10
NNW
10
N
10
SSW
30
W
35
W
20
SW
20
W
5
WSW
5
WSW
15
NW
15
NNE
10
WNW
25
S
25
SW
5
W
10
NW
10
NNE
10
NNW
5
WNW
35
SW
25
WSW
35
SW
35
SW
30
SW
20
WSW
25
SW
15
SW
5
W
10
ENE
10
NNW
10
NNW
5
NE
5
WNW
5
W
5
SSE
offcross-
off
crosscross-
off
offoffcross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
offcross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
offcross
7:06AM
1.42
7:34PM
1.54
7:56AM
1.41
8:24PM
1.54
8:46AM
1.43
9:14PM
1.58
9:36AM
1.48
10:04PM
1.63
10:27AM
1.57
10:54PM
1.70
11:18AM
1.67
11:45PM
1.77
12:09PM
1.78
12:36AM
1.84
1:02PM
1.88
1:28AM
1.89
1:56PM
1.97
2:21AM
1.91
2:51PM
2.03
3:16AM
1.91
3:48PM
2.04
4:12AM
1.89
4:45PM
2.02
1:03AM
0.49
1:13PM
0.47
1:53AM
0.50
2:03PM
0.47
2:42AM
0.49
2:53PM
0.44
3:32AM
0.44
3:44PM
0.39
4:20AM
0.38
4:36PM
0.31
5:09AM
0.29
5:29PM
0.22
5:58AM
0.20
6:22PM
0.14
6:49AM
0.11
7:16PM
0.07
7:40AM
0.03
8:11PM
0.03
8:33AM
-0.02
9:07PM
0.01
9:27AM
-0.04
10:04PM
0.03
10:24AM
-0.03

Note: the tide data above is for All Day Bay which is 3 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Crossroads.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Crossroads blow from the W

Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
Thursday
27
Fri
28
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
clear
clear
partially cloudy
rain showers
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
light rain
rain showers
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
rain showers
light rain
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
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10913958710131314171076778596410033375457478
-7:48--7:50--7:50--7:52--7:52--7:54--7:54--7:56--7:56--7:58--7:58--8:00-
--5:15--5:14--5:13--5:12--5:10--5:09--5:08--5:08--5:07--5:07--5:06--5:06

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Mon night. Very mild (max 14°C on Mon afternoon, min 5°C on Mon night). Winds increasing (calm on Sun night, strong winds from the SW by Tue afternoon).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 8mm), mostly falling on Fri afternoon. Very mild (max 17°C on Thu afternoon, min 6°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 7mm), mostly falling on Mon afternoon. Very mild (max 10°C on Sun morning, min 4°C on Mon morning). Winds increasing (light winds from the SW on Sun morning, strong winds from the SW by Mon morning).

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Mild temperatures (max 9°C on Fri afternoon, min 4°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Crossroads Surf forecast

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

Are you planning a holiday in Otago? If you are looking for accommodation near Crossroads, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Otago, consider staying in Dunedin which is 83 km (52 miles) away. Alternatively, find information about places to stay and car hire in Timaru which is 91 km (57 miles) away