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Nicks Point ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 4.5

Overall: 3.4

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Nicks Point Surf Forecast / Southland / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 pm Friday 26 Feb 2021 NZDT
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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 15.7 °C (Statistics for 26 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 13.1 max: 14.5 min: 11.6 °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 15.7 °C (Statistics for 26 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 13.1 max: 14.5 min: 11.6 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Nicks Point (light winds from the SE at Centre Island CG 8 km from Nicks Point). 1.2m 11 s period swell from WSW

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Actual: 44 min ago

Light
7 km/h
SE
Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Nicks Point this week:

The surf forecast for Nicks Point over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Friday (Feb 26) at 4PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.9m and 11s period with a secondary swell of 0.2m and 7s. The wind is predicted to be onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Nicks Point in the next 7 days are 2.2m 19s and forecast to arrive on Sunday (Feb 28) at 10PM. Winds are predicted to be glassy at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.1m 6s period and expected on Tuesday (Mar 02) at 4PM.

Wave TypeTime (NZDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 4PM (Fri 26th Feb)3ft (0.9m) 11s
Best Surf 1PM (Thu 4th Mar)11ft (3.5m) 11s
Most Powerful10PM (Sun 28th Feb)7ft (2.2m) 19s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Nicks Point over the next 7 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
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Fri
05
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
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T newzealand.htsgw.metric.30.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.54.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.78.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.102.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.126.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.150.cc23
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0.9
WSW
0.9
WSW
1
WSW
0.9
WSW
1.1
WSW
0.6
WSW
1.3
WSW
1.8
WSW
2.2
WSW
2
WSW
1.7
WSW
1.5
WSW
1.3
WSW
1.1
SW
0.9
WSW
0.7
SW
1.9
WNW
3
W
3
WSW
3
WSW
1.1
SW
2.3
W
2.5
WSW
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2332142682244373561428253833052336169311707024763281673002525203123282138221083
5
NE
15
SSE
5
E
10
E
15
SE
15
ESE
5
ENE
15
SSE
5
NNW
5
ENE
15
SE
10
NE
10
NNE
5
S
20
NNE
15
NNE
35
W
30
W
30
WSW
30
WSW
15
N
25
NW
15
WSW
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on
crossonoffcrosscross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrossoffcross-
off
cross
1:39PM
2.35
2:06AM
2.41
2:22PM
2.45
2:50AM
2.48
3:05PM
2.52
3:32AM
2.53
3:50PM
2.56
4:16AM
2.54
4:37PM
2.56
5:02AM
2.51
5:29PM
2.50
5:53AM
2.44
6:26PM
2.42
6:51AM
2.34
8:01PM
0.26
8:23AM
0.30
8:45PM
0.16
9:05AM
0.22
9:29PM
0.11
9:49AM
0.19
10:15PM
0.13
10:35AM
0.21
11:02PM
0.20
11:25AM
0.27
11:53PM
0.31
12:18PM
0.36
12:49AM
0.45
1:17PM
0.47

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

Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Fri
05
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
clear
partially cloudy
rain showers
cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
clear
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
light rain
light rain
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--1-------22----141--25
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1113121415131416141615151519141714111112101110
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7:18--7:20--7:20--7:22--7:24--7:26--7:26--7:28-
-8:42--8:40--8:38--8:37--8:35--8:32--8:30--8:29

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Mon afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 18°C on Mon morning, min 11°C on Fri morning). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 13mm), heaviest on Fri afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 19°C on Tue morning, min 10°C on Thu night). Winds increasing (calm on Tue afternoon, fresh winds from the W by Wed afternoon).

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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 7 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.