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Midshore Bay Surf Forecast / Canterbury / New Zealand

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 am Saturday 20 Aug 2022 NZST
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Midshore Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Midshore Bay sea temperature is 9.5 °C (Statistics for 20 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 9.4 max: 10.3 min: 8.7 °C)
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Midshore Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Midshore Bay sea temperature is 9.5 °C (Statistics for 20 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 9.4 max: 10.3 min: 8.7 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Midshore Bay (calm at Hurunui 27 km from Midshore Bay).

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27 km away, 43 min ago

Calm
4 km/h
SW
8.9
9.5
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Midshore Bay this week:

The surf forecast for Midshore Bay over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Saturday (Aug 20) at 9AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.1m and 8s period with a secondary swell of 0.2m and 6s. The wind is predicted to be cross-onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Midshore Bay in the next 12 days are 0.8m 14s and forecast to arrive on Monday (Aug 22) at 12PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.6m 7s period and expected on Thursday (Aug 25) at 3PM.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 9AM (Sat 20th Aug)3.5ft (1.1m) 8s
Best Surf 6AM (Mon 22nd Aug)2.5ft (0.7m) 14s
Most Powerful12PM (Mon 22nd Aug)2.5ft (0.8m) 14s

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

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Saturday
20
Sunday
21
Monday
22
Tuesday
23
Wednesday
24
Thursday
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
29
Tuesday
30
Wednesday
31
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
Rating
(10 max)
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Swell
Height Map
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.1
ENE
0.9
ENE
0.7
ENE
0.7
ENE
0.6
ENE
0.7
ENE
0.7
ENE
0.8
ENE
0.8
E
0.7
ENE
0.7
E
0.6
E
0.5
E
0.5
E
0.4
ENE
0.5
E
0.9
ENE
0.9
ENE
0.8
ENE
0.7
ENE
0.5
E
0.4
E
0.4
E
0.2
SSE
0.4
SSE
0.4
SE
0.2
SSE
0.3
E
0.3
E
0.4
E
0.5
E
0.4
SE
0.6
E
0.7
E
0.6
E
0.5
E
Period(s) (?)889101015141413121211111110101081010111110211816149998189101010
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)157998610080234210243209152137895957355213211912094563534441236519151424368460927250
Wind
(km/h)
10
SSW
10
WSW
5
NNE
20
NNW
20
NNW
10
W
5
WSW
10
S
5
NW
10
NNW
20
NW
20
N
20
N
10
N
5
WSW
10
NNE
10
ENE
25
WSW
45
SW
35
SSW
15
WSW
5
WNW
5
ESE
5
NNW
10
NNE
20
ENE
5
NNW
5
WNW
15
SE
5
NNE
5
W
10
S
10
SW
5
N
10
E
5
SW
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
cross-
on
cross-
on
offoffcross-
off
crosscrossoncross-
off
offcross-
off
offoffoffglasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
on
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
glassglassoncross-
on
glasscrossglass
High Tide
/ height (m)
11:35AM
1.79
11:56PM
1.69
12:26PM
1.76
12:46AM
1.66
1:14PM
1.76
1:33AM
1.65
2:00PM
1.77
2:18AM
1.66
2:44PM
1.79
3:01AM
1.68
3:26PM
1.81
3:43AM
1.70
4:08PM
1.84
4:25AM
1.72
4:50PM
1.85
5:07AM
1.74
5:31PM
1.86
5:50AM
1.75
6:13PM
1.85
6:33AM
1.75
6:56PM
1.82
7:18AM
1.76
7:41PM
1.80
Low Tide
/ height (m)
5:49PM
0.40
6:07AM
0.37
6:40PM
0.43
6:56AM
0.39
7:29PM
0.44
7:42AM
0.39
8:14PM
0.43
8:26AM
0.37
8:58PM
0.41
9:08AM
0.35
9:40PM
0.39
9:50AM
0.32
10:22PM
0.36
10:32AM
0.31
11:03PM
0.35
11:15AM
0.30
11:45PM
0.34
11:58AM
0.31
12:27AM
0.33
12:42PM
0.32
1:10AM
0.34
1:28PM
0.34
1:54AM
0.34

Note: the tide data above is for Amberley Beach which is 9 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Midshore Bay.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Midshore Bay blow from the N

Saturday
20
Sunday
21
Monday
22
Tuesday
23
Wednesday
24
Thursday
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
29
Tuesday
30
Wednesday
31
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Rain (mm)
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Temp. °C1215111517108981313111415912119897101189118111181010710119
Low °C1112111213889671210121389118785696696897796798
Feels °C (?)1113912137676108410128986021896575986773888
Sunrise7:15--7:13--7:11--7:11--7:09--7:07--7:05--7:03--7:03--7:01--6:58--6:58--
Sunset-5:47--5:49--5:50--5:52--5:52--5:53--5:54--5:55--5:57--5:58--5:59--6:00-

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Mon afternoon. Very mild (max 17°C on Sun afternoon, min 6°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Thu night. Very mild (max 15°C on Wed afternoon, min 7°C on Tue morning). Mainly strong winds.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Fri morning. Very mild (max 11°C on Sat afternoon, min 5°C on Fri night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the SW on Fri morning, calm by Sat night).

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 11°C on Mon morning, min 6°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Midshore Bay Surf forecast

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

Are you planning a holiday in Canterbury? If you are looking for accommodation near Midshore Bay, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Canterbury, consider staying in Christchurch which is 50 km (31 miles) away.