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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

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 pm Sunday 09 May 2021 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 13.2 °C (Statistics for 09 May 1981-2005 - mean: 11.4 max: 13.2 min: 9.7 °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 13.2 °C (Statistics for 09 May 1981-2005 - mean: 11.4 max: 13.2 min: 9.7 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still offshore at Nicks Point (moderate winds from the N at Centre Island CG 8 km from Nicks Point).

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2 h 11 min ago

Moderate
22 km/h
N
Offshore
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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 Monday (May 10) at 6AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.2m and 12s period with a secondary swell of 0.9m and 8s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Nicks Point in the next 12 days are 4.0m 14s and forecast to arrive on Tuesday (May 11) at 12PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-shore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.9m 4s period and expected on Friday (May 14) at 9PM.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 6AM (Mon 10th May)4ft (1.2m) 12s
Best Surf 6PM (Sat 15th May)11ft (3.5m) 13s
Most Powerful12PM (Tue 11th May)13ft (4.0m) 14s

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
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Fri
21
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
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T newzealand.htsgw.metric.66.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.90.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.114.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.138.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.162.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.186.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.210.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.234.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.258.cc23
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1.2
WSW
1.7
WSW
1.9
WSW
2.4
WSW
3
WSW
3.5
WSW
3
WSW
2.3
WSW
1.6
WSW
1.9
WSW
1.7
WSW
1.5
WSW
1.7
WSW
2.1
WSW
2.1
WSW
1.8
WSW
1.7
WSW
3
W
3.5
WSW
2.5
WSW
2
W
2.2
W
3.5
WSW
3
WSW
3.5
WSW
4.5
WSW
4
WSW
4.5
WSW
4
WSW
3.5
WSW
3
WSW
2.5
WSW
2.5
WSW
3
W
3.5
WSW
4
WSW
13121115141413121213121211131615141312121410101112121312141413131391011
4767358782547346748103194142575512177745857241449220014131043323735981775159990426642414335352394943549252304651317021772021137423043184
5
NNW
10
N
5
NW
15
N
25
W
35
WSW
20
SSW
0
N
10
NW
10
N
10
N
0
NE
10
NNE
10
NE
15
ENE
20
NNE
30
W
45
W
25
WNW
20
NE
15
WNW
15
NNE
10
NE
5
NW
20
WNW
25
WSW
45
SW
35
W
35
WNW
35
W
30
WSW
25
W
25
W
30
W
25
W
30
W
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
glassoffcross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
12:13AM
2.33
12:30PM
2.36
12:49AM
2.35
1:07PM
2.37
1:24AM
2.35
1:42PM
2.36
1:57AM
2.32
2:18PM
2.34
2:31AM
2.28
2:55PM
2.29
3:07AM
2.22
3:35PM
2.23
3:46AM
2.14
4:19PM
2.16
4:33AM
2.07
5:07PM
2.10
5:26AM
2.03
6:01PM
2.07
6:26AM
2.02
7:00PM
2.07
7:28AM
2.06
8:01PM
2.12
8:28AM
2.15
6:28AM
0.55
6:49PM
0.58
7:04AM
0.56
7:26PM
0.62
7:40AM
0.58
8:01PM
0.66
8:15AM
0.61
8:36PM
0.70
8:51AM
0.64
9:13PM
0.74
9:29AM
0.67
9:53PM
0.78
10:12AM
0.70
10:37PM
0.80
11:00AM
0.72
11:27PM
0.81
11:55AM
0.73
12:22AM
0.81
12:54PM
0.70
1:22AM
0.77
1:54PM
0.64
2:23AM
0.70
2:52PM
0.56

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

Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Fri
21
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
moderate rain
light rain
rain showers
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
light rain
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
light rain
light rain
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
light rain
moderate rain
light rain
cloudy
light rain
rain showers
clear
clear
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
clear
some cloudsclearclearsome cloudsmod. rainlight rainrain shwrssome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudslight rainsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudslight rainlight rainsome cloudssome cloudslight rainmod. rainlight raincloudylight rainrain shwrsclearclearsome cloudsrain shwrsrain shwrsclear
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1112161398779558448810955888108689101210911111113
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-7:56--7:56--7:58--8:00--8:00--8:02--8:03--8:04--8:06--8:07--8:07--8:08-
--5:31--5:30--5:30--5:28--5:27--5:25--5:24--5:23--5:22--5:22--5:21--5:20

Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 15mm), heaviest on Tue morning. Very mild (max 18°C on Mon afternoon, min 7°C on Tue night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the WSW on Tue morning, calm by Wed morning).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Some drizzle, heaviest during Sat morning. Very mild (max 11°C on Sat morning, min 4°C on Thu night). Winds increasing (calm on Thu afternoon, strong winds from the W by Sat afternoon).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 18mm), heaviest on Sun night. Very mild (max 12°C on Sun afternoon, min 5°C on Sat night). Winds increasing (calm on Mon afternoon, strong winds from the SW by Tue afternoon).

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Wed morning. Very mild (max 13°C on Fri morning, min 9°C on Tue night). Mainly strong winds.

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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.