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Nine Mile ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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Nine Mile Surf Forecast / West Coast South Island / New Zealand

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 am Saturday 08 May 2021 NZST
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Nine Mile surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Nine Mile sea temperature is 15.5 °C (Statistics for 08 May 1981-2005 - mean: 14.8 max: 16.9 min: 12.3 °C)
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Nine Mile surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Nine Mile sea temperature is 15.5 °C (Statistics for 08 May 1981-2005 - mean: 14.8 max: 16.9 min: 12.3 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for West Coast South Island

  1. weather stationWind Update Cross-off wind 3 km from Tauranga Bay has swung offshore (moderate winds from the E at Cape Foulwind WXT).

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47 km away, 59 min ago

Light
11 km/h
E
14.4
15.5
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Nine Mile this week:

The surf forecast for Nine Mile over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Saturday (May 08) at 12PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.0m and 15s period with a secondary swell of 0.9m and 7s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Nine Mile in the next 12 days are 3.0m 10s and forecast to arrive on Sunday (May 09) at 3AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-shore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.1m 8s period and expected on Monday (May 10) at 6AM.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)12PM (Sat 8th May)3.5ft (1.0m) 15s
Best Surf 6PM (Sat 8th May)6.5ft (2.0m) 9s
Most Powerful 3AM (Sun 9th May)10ft (3.0m) 10s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Nine Mile 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
Saturday
08
Sunday
09
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
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T newzealand.htsgw.metric.156.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.180.cc23
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1.1
WSW
0.9
WSW
3
NNW
2.5
NNW
2.1
NNW
1.5
NNW
1.2
WNW
1
NW
0.8
WSW
2
NNW
0.9
WSW
1.3
WSW
1.3
WSW
1
W
1.4
W
1.3
W
1.1
W
0.9
WSW
0.7
WSW
1.1
W
0.7
WSW
1.5
WSW
1.5
WSW
1.2
WSW
2.5
NW
2.5
NW
2.4
W
2
W
1.7
W
1.3
WSW
0.9
WSW
1.3
W
1.3
WSW
0.9
WSW
0.9
WSW
1.2
WSW
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5433811557137376529317512935046440670460833454656437123613510225988683854710801187237917151178636249223322281293648
10
E
15
NE
30
NNE
20
N
25
N
15
N
5
WNW
5
NNW
15
NE
35
N
20
N
15
NNW
10
WSW
15
SW
5
SW
10
SW
5
WSW
5
ESE
5
ESE
5
SW
0
ENE
10
NNE
20
WSW
20
SW
10
SSW
10
SW
5
S
10
SE
10
SSW
5
SSE
5
SE
10
SSW
10
ENE
15
ESE
10
E
10
ESE
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off
cross-
off
crosscrosscrossglasscrosscross-
off
crosscrosscrossoncross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
glassoffglassglassglasscross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
glasscross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
glasscross-
on
offoffoffoff
9:02PM
2.45
9:17AM
2.52
9:39PM
2.53
9:54AM
2.57
10:13PM
2.59
10:30AM
2.61
10:48PM
2.62
11:05AM
2.61
11:22PM
2.62
11:40AM
2.58
11:56PM
2.59
12:16PM
2.52
12:32AM
2.53
12:54PM
2.44
1:11AM
2.45
1:34PM
2.35
1:52AM
2.36
2:19PM
2.27
2:39AM
2.29
3:11PM
2.20
3:34AM
2.25
4:12PM
2.18
2:51PM
0.46
3:09AM
0.48
3:29PM
0.39
3:46AM
0.41
4:04PM
0.35
4:21AM
0.35
4:38PM
0.32
4:56AM
0.32
5:13PM
0.33
5:31AM
0.33
5:47PM
0.37
6:07AM
0.37
6:23PM
0.44
6:44AM
0.43
7:01PM
0.52
7:24AM
0.52
7:41PM
0.61
8:07AM
0.60
8:27PM
0.69
8:57AM
0.66
9:20PM
0.75
9:55AM
0.69
10:21PM
0.77

Note: the tide data above is calculated at the surf break location.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Nine Mile blow from the E

Saturday
08
Sunday
09
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
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light rain
heavy rain
rain showers
moderate rain
moderate rain
rain showers
partially cloudy
heavy rain
heavy rain
heavy rain
rain showers
rain showers
light rain
moderate rain
moderate rain
light rain
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
light rain
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
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7:30--7:31--7:33--7:33--7:35--7:35--7:37--7:37--7:39--7:39--7:41--7:41--
-5:30--5:30--5:29--5:28--5:27--5:25--5:23--5:22--5:22--5:22--5:21--5:20-

Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 66mm), heaviest during Mon night. Very mild (max 17°C on Sat morning, min 15°C on Sat morning). Winds increasing (calm on Mon morning, fresh winds from the N by Mon night).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 84mm), heaviest during Tue morning. Very mild (max 17°C on Tue afternoon, min 9°C on Thu afternoon). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the N on Tue morning, calm by Thu afternoon).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Sat morning. Very mild (max 14°C on Sat morning, min 9°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 13°C on Wed afternoon, min 7°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Nine Mile Surf forecast

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

Nine Mile is 177 km (110 miles) from the city of Christchurch. If you plan a holiday in West Coast South Island, look for hotels and other accommodation in Christchurch. Christchurch has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.