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Moeraki Surf Forecast / Otago / New Zealand

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 am Wednesday 06 Jul 2022 NZST
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Moeraki surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Moeraki sea temperature is 10.4 °C (Statistics for 06 Jul 1981-2005 - mean: 9.0 max: 10.7 min: 7.9 °C)
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Moeraki surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Moeraki sea temperature is 10.4 °C (Statistics for 06 Jul 1981-2005 - mean: 9.0 max: 10.7 min: 7.9 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Offshore wind has become very light (light winds from the W at Moeraki 2 km from Moeraki). Surf should be turning clean at Moeraki.

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Light
7 km/h
W
Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Moeraki this week:

The surf forecast for Moeraki over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Friday (Jul 08) at 3PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 2.2m and 8s period with a secondary swell of 1.8m and 7s. The wind is predicted to be glassy as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Moeraki in the next 12 days are 3.0m 10s and forecast to arrive on Wednesday (Jul 13) at 3AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 3.0m 10s period and expected on Saturday (Jul 09) at 12PM.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 3PM (Fri 8th Jul)7ft (2.2m) 8s
Best Surf 9PM (Tue 12th Jul)8ft (2.5m) 9s
Most Powerful 3AM (Wed 13th Jul)10ft (3.0m) 10s

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

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Wednesday
06
Thursday
07
Friday
08
Saturday
09
Sunday
10
Monday
11
Tuesday
12
Wednesday
13
Thursday
14
Friday
15
Saturday
16
Sunday
17
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
Rating
(10 max)
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Swell
Height Map
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.2
E
0.2
E
0.1
E
0.3
E
0.3
E
0.3
ESE
2.1
E
2.2
ENE
1.6
E
1
E
0.8
ENE
0.7
NE
0.4
NE
0.4
NE
0.4
NNE
0.2
ESE
0.8
NE
1.8
ENE
2.2
ENE
2.4
E
3
ESE
1.8
E
2.3
SE
1.1
E
0.7
E
0.5
E
0.3
ENE
0.3
ENE
0.2
E
0.2
E
0.2
E
0.3
NE
0.7
NE
0.6
ENE
0.6
ENE
2.4
E
Period(s) (?)1010131615147889101010103124678101111101010101010101045669
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)873433840402557326173128100232341421261471657160179702641005120208872232528929
Wind
(km/h)
15
W
5
WSW
10
W
10
W
10
NE
25
NE
40
ENE
5
ENE
5
WNW
35
SSW
25
SSW
10
SSE
15
NE
25
NE
20
NNE
20
N
20
NNE
30
NE
50
ENE
40
E
5
N
10
NW
10
N
20
WSW
20
SW
25
SW
25
WSW
20
WSW
15
SW
10
NNW
20
N
25
NNE
15
N
5
WNW
10
S
15
WSW
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
oncross-
on
onglassglasscross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
onononcrosscross-
off
crossoffoffoffoffoffoffcrosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
glasscross-
off
off
High Tide
/ height (m)
8:36PM
1.54
8:59AM
1.48
9:25PM
1.55
9:52AM
1.53
10:17PM
1.57
10:47AM
1.62
11:12PM
1.62
11:43AM
1.71
12:07AM
1.67
12:40PM
1.82
1:03AM
1.74
1:36PM
1.92
1:59AM
1.80
2:33PM
1.99
2:54AM
1.85
3:28PM
2.03
3:49AM
1.88
4:24PM
2.04
4:45AM
1.88
5:19PM
2.01
5:41AM
1.86
6:15PM
1.94
Low Tide
/ height (m)
2:18PM
0.43
2:51AM
0.44
3:09PM
0.42
3:40AM
0.41
4:04PM
0.38
4:31AM
0.35
5:01PM
0.33
5:25AM
0.27
5:59PM
0.26
6:20AM
0.17
6:56PM
0.19
7:15AM
0.08
7:53PM
0.12
8:11AM
-0.00
8:49PM
0.07
9:06AM
-0.06
9:44PM
0.04
10:02AM
-0.08
10:39PM
0.03
10:58AM
-0.06
11:34PM
0.06
11:55AM
-0.01
12:30AM
0.10

Note: the tide data above is for Lighthouse (Spot C) which is 3 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Moeraki.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Moeraki blow from the WSW

Wednesday
06
Thursday
07
Friday
08
Saturday
09
Sunday
10
Monday
11
Tuesday
12
Wednesday
13
Thursday
14
Friday
15
Saturday
16
Sunday
17
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Rain (mm)
-----762173------31213----------------
Temp. °C9107778999687788881091111121311101088107775786
Low °C68557789967678678991099119887785565674
Chill °C (?)79575469814445455649911129774587331663
Sunrise8:15--8:15--8:15--8:14--8:14--8:12--8:12--8:11--8:11--8:11--8:10--8:10--
Sunset-5:06--5:07--5:07--5:07--5:08--5:09--5:10--5:12--5:12--5:13--5:14--5:15-

Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 16mm), heaviest on Thu night. Very mild (max 10°C on Wed afternoon, min 5°C on Wed night). Winds increasing (calm on Thu morning, strong winds from the ENE by Fri morning).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 13mm), heaviest on Sat morning. Very mild (max 10°C on Mon night, min 6°C on Sat morning). Winds increasing (light winds from the ESE on Sat night, strong winds from the ENE by Mon night).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 25mm), heaviest during Tue afternoon. Very mild (max 13°C on Wed afternoon, min 7°C on Thu night). Winds decreasing (near gales from the ENE on Tue morning, light winds from the N by Tue night).

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 10°C on Fri afternoon, min 4°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Moeraki Surf forecast

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