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Long Point Surf Forecast / Catlins / New Zealand

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 am Friday 03 Dec 2021 NZDT
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Long Point surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Long Point sea temperature is 13.5 °C (Statistics for 03 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 10.9 max: 12.6 min: 9.1 °C)
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Long Point surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Long Point sea temperature is 13.5 °C (Statistics for 03 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 10.9 max: 12.6 min: 9.1 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Offshore wind has become very light (light winds from the S at InvercargillAeroAws 99 km from Long Point). Surf should be turning clean at Long Point.

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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Long Point this week:

The surf forecast for Long Point over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Friday (Dec 03) at 7AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.8m and 13s period with a secondary swell of 1.3m and 7s. The wind is predicted to be glassy as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Long Point in the next 12 days are 2.5m 13s and forecast to arrive on Monday (Dec 06) at 4AM. Winds are predicted to be onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 2.0m 7s period and expected on Tuesday (Dec 07) at 10PM.

Wave TypeTime (NZDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 7AM (Fri 3rd Dec)2.5ft (0.8m) 13s
Best Surf10AM (Sun 5th Dec)5.5ft (1.7m) 15s
Most Powerful 4AM (Mon 6th Dec)8ft (2.5m) 13s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Long Point 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
03
Saturday
04
Sunday
05
Monday
06
Tuesday
07
Wednesday
08
Thursday
09
Friday
10
Saturday
11
Sunday
12
Monday
13
Tue
14
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
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SW
1.2
ENE
0.9
SW
0.9
SW
1
SSW
1.2
SW
0.9
SSW
1.7
SW
2.2
SW
1.6
SW
2.3
SW
2.1
SW
1.6
SW
1.4
SW
1.3
SW
1.1
SW
1
SW
1
ENE
0.9
SW
1.1
SW
0.9
SW
0.7
SW
1.1
SW
1
SW
1.1
SW
1.8
SW
0.9
SW
1.6
SW
3
SW
2.5
SW
2.4
SW
2.1
SW
1.9
SW
1.6
SW
1.4
SW
1.5
SW
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15
NE
5
S
5
E
0
WSW
10
NE
15
ENE
10
NNE
5
W
30
SSW
20
SSW
10
S
15
ESE
20
NE
20
NE
30
ENE
10
N
5
ESE
20
ENE
10
NNE
10
NNE
15
NE
0
NNW
10
S
10
SSW
5
ESE
5
ENE
15
ENE
25
ENE
20
ENE
25
ENE
5
ENE
10
SW
10
S
10
SE
10
ESE
20
E
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off
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on
cross-
off
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off
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on
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off
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off
offoncross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
1:50AM
2.07
2:15PM
2.02
2:44AM
2.15
3:07PM
2.05
3:38AM
2.20
4:01PM
2.06
4:34AM
2.20
4:56PM
2.04
5:31AM
2.16
5:54PM
1.99
6:30AM
2.09
6:54PM
1.93
7:31AM
2.01
7:56PM
1.87
8:33AM
1.93
8:59PM
1.82
9:33AM
1.86
10:01PM
1.78
10:32AM
1.81
10:59PM
1.76
11:26AM
1.77
11:53PM
1.75
12:15PM
1.75
8:05AM
0.08
8:26PM
0.01
8:59AM
0.04
9:19PM
-0.04
9:53AM
0.03
10:13PM
-0.06
10:49AM
0.05
11:10PM
-0.03
11:47AM
0.10
12:08AM
0.02
12:46PM
0.17
1:09AM
0.10
1:47PM
0.23
2:11AM
0.18
2:49PM
0.28
3:14AM
0.25
3:50PM
0.32
4:15AM
0.31
4:47PM
0.35
5:12AM
0.35
5:40PM
0.36
6:04AM
0.38
6:28PM
0.36

Note: the tide data above is calculated at the surf break location.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Long Point blow from the NE

Friday
03
Saturday
04
Sunday
05
Monday
06
Tuesday
07
Wednesday
08
Thursday
09
Friday
10
Saturday
11
Sunday
12
Monday
13
Tue
14
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Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 22mm), heaviest during Sat afternoon. Very mild (max 18°C on Sat morning, min 10°C on Sun afternoon). Winds increasing (calm on Fri afternoon, fresh winds from the SSW by Sun afternoon).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Some drizzle, heaviest during Sun night. Very mild (max 16°C on Wed afternoon, min 7°C on Mon night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the ENE on Tue afternoon, calm by Wed morning).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 29mm), heaviest during Fri night. Warm (max 21°C on Thu afternoon, min 9°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 9mm), mostly falling on Sun morning. Very mild (max 14°C on Sun night, min 11°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Long Point Surf forecast

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

Long Point is 96 km (60 miles) from the city of Invercargill. If you plan a holiday in Catlins, look for hotels and other accommodation in Invercargill. Invercargill has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.