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New Brighton Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.6
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 2.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.9
Crowds: 2.6

Overall: 3.2

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New Brighton Beach Surf Forecast / Canterbury / New Zealand

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 am Thursday 13 May 2021 NZST
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New Brighton Beach surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's New Brighton Beach sea temperature is 14.6 °C (Statistics for 13 May 1981-2005 - mean: 11.4 max: 12.9 min: 9.6 °C)
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New Brighton Beach surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's New Brighton Beach sea temperature is 14.6 °C (Statistics for 13 May 1981-2005 - mean: 11.4 max: 12.9 min: 9.6 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at New Brighton Beach (calm at New Brighton Pr WXT 4 km from New Brighton Beach).

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Actual: 31 min ago

Calm
4 km/h
E
Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for New Brighton Beach this week:

The surf forecast for New Brighton Beach over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Saturday (May 15) at 12AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 2.1m and 8s period with a secondary swell of 1.4m and 8s. The wind is predicted to be onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at New Brighton Beach in the next 12 days are 2.1m 8s and forecast to arrive on Saturday (May 15) at 12AM. Winds are predicted to be onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.1m 6s period and expected on Sunday (May 16) at 9PM.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)12AM (Sat 15th May)7ft (2.1m) 8s
Best Surf 9AM (Sat 15th May)4.5ft (1.3m) 10s
Most Powerful12AM (Sat 15th May)7ft (2.1m) 8s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for New Brighton Beach 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
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
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T newzealand.htsgw.metric.36.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.60.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.84.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.108.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.132.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.156.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.180.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.204.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.228.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.252.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.276.cc23
0.5
E
0.3
SE
1.1
NE
1.3
ENE
1.5
ENE
2.1
NE
1.3
E
0.9
ENE
0.7
E
0.5
E
0.6
E
0.5
E
0.4
ENE
0.6
E
0.6
E
0.5
E
0.5
E
0.4
SSE
0.3
SSE
0.3
SSE
0.2
SSE
0.2
E
0.4
SSE
0.2
SSE
1
NNE
0.4
ENE
0.4
SSE
0.3
SSE
0.1
E
0.8
SSE
0.4
SSE
0.3
SSE
0.4
SSE
0.4
SE
0.4
SE
0.3
SE
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18115112020549434014771345037581081036663944750128922142959672295713769403519
15
NNE
25
NE
30
NE
35
NE
35
ENE
20
ENE
20
SW
10
SSE
20
ENE
20
NNE
15
NE
20
WSW
5
NNE
20
NW
15
WSW
10
W
15
SW
5
N
10
WSW
10
W
10
E
0
SSE
5
WSW
0
SSE
20
NE
25
ENE
5
N
5
NW
25
SW
20
WSW
20
WSW
5
WSW
5
NW
5
NNE
15
ENE
10
WSW
cross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
ononoffcross-
off
oncross-
on
onoffglasscross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
crossoffcross-
off
cross-
on
glassglassglasscross-
on
oncross-
on
crossoffoffoffoffcross-
off
cross-
on
onoff
6:09PM
1.83
6:30AM
1.70
6:54PM
1.81
7:15AM
1.67
7:40PM
1.79
8:01AM
1.64
8:25PM
1.77
8:47AM
1.62
9:10PM
1.76
9:32AM
1.61
9:55PM
1.77
10:17AM
1.62
10:40PM
1.79
11:04AM
1.67
11:28PM
1.83
11:53AM
1.74
12:17AM
1.89
12:44PM
1.83
1:08AM
1.95
1:37PM
1.94
2:01AM
2.00
2:32PM
2.05
2:56AM
2.05
11:53AM
0.35
12:24AM
0.38
12:37PM
0.37
1:11AM
0.40
1:22PM
0.40
1:57AM
0.43
2:06PM
0.43
2:43AM
0.45
2:51PM
0.45
3:28AM
0.46
3:36PM
0.45
4:13AM
0.45
4:22PM
0.43
4:59AM
0.41
5:10PM
0.39
5:45AM
0.36
6:00PM
0.33
6:34AM
0.28
6:53PM
0.25
7:24AM
0.19
7:48PM
0.18
8:16AM
0.10
8:45PM
0.10

Note: the tide data above is for Christchurch which is 10 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for New Brighton Beach.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at New Brighton Beach blow from the WSW

Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
light rain
partially cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
light rain
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
cloudy
light rain
light rain
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
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7:33--7:33--7:35--7:35--7:37--7:37--7:39--7:39--7:41--7:41--7:43--7:43--
-5:16--5:15--5:15--5:14--5:13--5:12--5:10--5:09--5:08--5:07--5:07--5:07-

Short Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Sat afternoon. Very mild (max 16°C on Fri night, min 8°C on Thu morning). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the NE on Fri morning, calm by Sat afternoon).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 15°C on Sun afternoon, min 6°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Wed night. Very mild (max 19°C on Wed afternoon, min 9°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Sat afternoon. Very mild (max 12°C on Mon afternoon, min 5°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the New Brighton Beach Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for New Brighton Beach provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at New Brighton Beach can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our New Brighton Beach 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 (New Brighton Beach) 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 New Brighton Beach 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 New Brighton Beach, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Canterbury, consider staying in Christchurch which is 10 km (6 miles) away.