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Banks Peninsula - Magnet Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.2
Consistency of Surf: 2.8
Difficulty Level: 4.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 2.8

Overall: 2.7

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Banks Peninsula - Magnet Bay Surf Forecast / Canterbury / New Zealand

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 am Tuesday 11 May 2021 NZST
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Banks Peninsula - Magnet Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Banks Peninsula - Magnet Bay sea temperature is 14.5 °C (Statistics for 11 May 1981-2005 - mean: 11.1 max: 12.5 min: 9.3 °C)
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Banks Peninsula - Magnet Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Banks Peninsula - Magnet Bay sea temperature is 14.5 °C (Statistics for 11 May 1981-2005 - mean: 11.1 max: 12.5 min: 9.3 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Banks Peninsula - Magnet Bay (calm at Diamond Harbour 27 km from Banks Peninsula - Magnet Bay).

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27 km away, 1 h 9 min ago

Calm
3 km/h
NE
23.0
14.5
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Banks Peninsula - Magnet Bay this week:

The surf forecast for Banks Peninsula - Magnet Bay over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Wednesday (May 12) at 12PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.9m and 7s period with a secondary swell of 0.3m and 13s. Another secondary swell of 0.1m and 11s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be cross-onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Banks Peninsula - Magnet Bay in the next 12 days are 3.0m 10s and forecast to arrive on Tuesday (May 18) at 3PM. 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 6AM.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)12PM (Wed 12th May)6ft (1.9m) 7s
Best Surf 9PM (Fri 14th May)10ft (3.0m) 9s
Most Powerful 3PM (Tue 18th May)10ft (3.0m) 10s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Banks Peninsula - Magnet 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
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
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0.5
SSW
0.5
SSW
2.2
SSW
2
S
1.8
S
1.6
S
1.2
S
1.1
S
0.8
S
1.6
ENE
2.3
ENE
2.5
ENE
1.7
ENE
1.3
ENE
0.9
ENE
0.8
SSW
1.1
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.1
SSW
0.9
SSW
2.5
SSW
3
SSW
1.9
S
1.4
S
1.1
S
1.4
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.1
SSW
1.1
SSW
1
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.8
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.3
SSW
1615788999978999815161413121261098814131313131314161412
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15
NNE
10
NNW
25
SSW
20
SSE
15
SSE
10
NE
15
NE
25
NE
25
NE
25
NE
30
NE
35
NE
20
NNW
15
SSE
15
N
15
NW
15
SW
10
SSW
10
NNE
15
NNE
5
N
20
SW
25
SW
15
SSW
10
N
5
N
25
SSW
40
SW
30
SW
25
SW
10
NNE
10
NNE
20
SW
20
SW
5
NW
10
NNW
cross-
off
cross-
off
oncross-
on
cross-
on
offoffoffoffoffoffoffcross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
crossoncross-
on
offcross-
off
cross-
off
onononcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
onononcross-
off
cross-
off
ononcrosscross-
off
3:33PM
1.78
3:50AM
1.71
4:14PM
1.78
4:33AM
1.68
4:58PM
1.76
5:17AM
1.64
5:42PM
1.73
6:02AM
1.59
6:28PM
1.70
6:49AM
1.56
7:15PM
1.67
7:37AM
1.53
8:03PM
1.66
8:25AM
1.52
8:51PM
1.67
9:13AM
1.55
9:39PM
1.70
10:02AM
1.60
10:28PM
1.76
10:52AM
1.68
11:18PM
1.82
11:43AM
1.78
12:09AM
1.89
9:19AM
0.31
9:44PM
0.34
9:59AM
0.32
10:27PM
0.37
10:41AM
0.35
11:12PM
0.39
11:24AM
0.38
11:58PM
0.43
12:09PM
0.42
12:45AM
0.46
12:56PM
0.45
1:33AM
0.49
1:43PM
0.47
2:21AM
0.50
2:30PM
0.47
3:09AM
0.48
3:19PM
0.44
3:57AM
0.44
4:09PM
0.39
4:45AM
0.37
5:01PM
0.32
5:34AM
0.29
5:54PM
0.23

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 Banks Peninsula - Magnet Bay blow from the NE

Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
partially cloudy
rain showers
moderate rain
rain showers
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
light rain
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
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7:31--7:31--7:33--7:33--7:35--7:37--7:37--7:39--7:39--7:41--7:41--7:43--
-5:17--5:16--5:15--5:14--5:13--5:12--5:10--5:09--5:08--5:07--5:07--5:07-

Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 11mm), heaviest on Tue night. Warm (max 21°C on Tue morning, min 8°C on Wed night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SSW on Tue afternoon, light winds from the SE by Wed afternoon).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 4mm), mostly falling on Fri night. Very mild (max 16°C on Sat morning, min 8°C on Sun night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the NE on Fri night, calm by Sun night).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 4mm), mostly falling on Tue afternoon. Very mild (max 11°C on Mon morning, min 6°C on Tue night). Winds increasing (calm on Tue night, fresh winds from the SW by Wed night).

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Fri night. Very mild (max 11°C on Fri morning, min 7°C on Thu night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SW on Thu morning, calm by Thu night).

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Information about the Banks Peninsula - Magnet Bay Surf forecast

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

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