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Nicks Point Surf Forecast / Southland / New Zealand

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 am Sunday 22 May 2022 NZST
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Nicks Point surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Nicks Point sea temperature is 14.0 °C (Statistics for 22 May 1981-2005 - mean: 11.2 max: 12.5 min: 9.2 °C)
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Nicks Point surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Nicks Point sea temperature is 14.0 °C (Statistics for 22 May 1981-2005 - mean: 11.2 max: 12.5 min: 9.2 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Still cross-shore at Nicks Point (gales from the SW at Centre Island - Southland 8 km from Nicks Point).

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Actual: 52 min ago

Gale
63 km/h
SW
Cross-Shore
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Nicks Point this week:

The surf forecast for Nicks Point over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Sunday (May 22) at 6PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 3.5m and 12s period with a secondary swell of 0.3m and 13s. The wind is predicted to be cross-shore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Nicks Point in the next 12 days are 4.5m 13s and forecast to arrive on Tuesday (May 24) at 9PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.4m 3s period and expected on Saturday (May 28) at 12PM.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 6PM (Sun 22nd May)11ft (3.5m) 12s
Best Surf 6PM (Sun 22nd May)11ft (3.5m) 12s
Most Powerful 9PM (Tue 24th May)15ft (4.5m) 13s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Nicks 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
Sunday
22
Monday
23
Tuesday
24
Wednesday
25
Thursday
26
Friday
27
Saturday
28
Sunday
29
Monday
30
Tuesday
31
Wednesday
01
Thursday
02
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4.5
WSW
4
WSW
3.5
WSW
3.5
WSW
4
WSW
4
WSW
4
WSW
4.5
WSW
4.5
WSW
4.5
WSW
4
SW
3
SW
2.5
SW
2.1
SW
1.8
SW
1.4
SW
1.3
SW
1.4
SW
1.3
WSW
1.2
WSW
0.8
WSW
1.3
WSW
1
WSW
1
WSW
1.1
WSW
1.1
WSW
0.9
WSW
1
WSW
1.3
WSW
1.2
WSW
1.7
WSW
2.4
WSW
5
WSW
5
WSW
4.5
WSW
4
WSW
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45
W
40
WSW
25
SW
40
W
45
W
35
W
40
W
40
W
45
W
40
SW
25
SW
15
SW
15
W
20
WNW
25
W
20
W
10
W
10
NNW
10
N
10
ENE
10
NNE
15
NE
10
ENE
10
NE
15
ENE
15
ENE
15
ENE
5
NNW
30
W
15
N
10
N
10
NE
10
NE
45
SW
35
SW
20
SW
cross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
crosscrosscrossoffcross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross
7:05PM
2.27
7:35AM
2.25
8:09PM
2.25
8:37AM
2.26
9:09PM
2.26
9:34AM
2.28
10:02PM
2.28
10:25AM
2.32
10:50PM
2.31
11:12AM
2.35
11:34PM
2.34
11:56AM
2.38
12:16AM
2.35
12:37PM
2.39
12:55AM
2.35
1:18PM
2.38
1:33AM
2.33
1:57PM
2.34
2:09AM
2.29
2:36PM
2.30
2:46AM
2.22
3:15PM
2.24
12:51PM
0.44
1:20AM
0.59
1:54PM
0.47
2:24AM
0.60
2:53PM
0.49
3:23AM
0.59
3:49PM
0.51
4:17AM
0.57
4:40PM
0.53
5:05AM
0.56
5:29PM
0.57
5:50AM
0.56
6:14PM
0.60
6:32AM
0.56
6:56PM
0.64
7:12AM
0.58
7:36PM
0.68
7:52AM
0.61
8:14PM
0.71
8:30AM
0.64
8:52PM
0.75
9:08AM
0.67
9:30PM
0.78

Note: the tide data above is for Colac Bay, New Zealand which is 3 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Nicks Point.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Nicks Point blow from the NNW

Sunday
22
Monday
23
Tuesday
24
Wednesday
25
Thursday
26
Friday
27
Saturday
28
Sunday
29
Monday
30
Tuesday
31
Wednesday
01
Thursday
02
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Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 20mm), heaviest during Sun morning. Very mild (max 12°C on Mon afternoon, min 9°C on Sun afternoon). Winds increasing (moderate winds from the SW on Sun night, strong winds from the W by Tue night).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Some drizzle, heaviest during Wed morning. Very mild (max 11°C on Fri afternoon, min 7°C on Wed afternoon). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the SW on Wed morning, light winds from the NW by Fri night).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 11°C on Sun afternoon, min 6°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 10mm), heaviest on Wed night. Very mild (max 12°C on Tue morning, min 8°C on Wed morning). Winds increasing (light winds from the NNW on Tue morning, strong winds from the SW by Thu morning).

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Information about the Nicks Point Surf forecast

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

Nicks Point is 32 km (20 miles) from Tuatapere. If you plan a holiday in Southland, look for hotels and other accommodation in Tuatapere. Tuatapere has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.