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Papatowai ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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Papatowai Surf Forecast / Catlins / New Zealand

48hr Weather and Surf, issued 11 pm Friday 18 Jun 2021 NZST
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Papatowai surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Papatowai sea temperature is 11.7 °C (Statistics for 18 Jun 1981-2005 - mean: 9.8 max: 11.5 min: 8.7 °C)
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Papatowai surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Papatowai sea temperature is 11.7 °C (Statistics for 18 Jun 1981-2005 - mean: 9.8 max: 11.5 min: 8.7 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-on at Papatowai (fresh winds from the NE at NuggetPointAws 29 km from Papatowai).

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29 km away, 1 h 34 min ago

Moderate
31 km/h
NE
5.9
11.7
Air / Water (°C)
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How big are the waves at Papatowai today?

The current surf forecast for Papatowai at 6AM is: 2.0m 19s primary swell from a South-southwest direction and 0.8m 12s secondary swell from a South direction, 1.4m 6s secondary swell from a East direction (forecast issued at 11:00pm June 18). The wind direction is predicted to be cross-onshore and the swell rating is 3.

Time (NZST) & DateWave HeightWave Period
Morning (19 Jun)6.5ft (2.0m)19s
Afternoon (19 Jun)6.5ft (2.0m)18s
Evening (19 Jun)6ft (1.9m)17s

Table - waves today at Papatowai. (Swell directed towards the surf break)

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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)
Temp. °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Saturday
19
Sunday
20
Monday
21
Tuesday
22
Wednesday
23
Thursday
24
Friday
25
Saturday
26
9PM0AM3AM6AM9AM12PM3PM6PM9PM0AM3AM6AM9AM12PM3PM6PM9PM0AM3AM6AM9AM12PM3PM6PM9PM0AM3AM6AM9AM12PM3PM6PM9PM0AM3AM6AM9AM12PM3PM6PM9PM0AM3AM6AM9AM12PM3PM6PM9PM0AM3AM6AM9AM12PM3PM6PM9PM0AM3AM6AM
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1.4
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.8
SSW
2
SSW
2
SSW
2
SSW
2
SSW
2.1
SSW
1.9
SSW
2
SSW
1.8
SW
1.8
SW
1.7
SW
1.7
SW
1.7
SW
1.8
SW
1.9
SW
1.9
SW
2.1
SW
2.2
SW
2.1
SW
1.9
SSW
3
SW
3
SW
3
SW
2.5
SW
3
SW
3
SW
3
SW
3.5
SW
3
SW
2.5
SW
4.5
SW
5
SW
4.5
SW
4.5
SW
4
SSW
4.5
SSW
4
SSW
4
SSW
4
SSW
3.5
SSW
3.5
SW
3.5
SSW
3.5
SSW
3
SSW
3.5
SW
4.5
SW
5
SW
5.5
SW
5.5
SSW
6
SW
5.5
SW
6
SW
6.5
SSW
6
SSW
5.5
SSW
5
SSW
4.5
SSW
4
SSW
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20

ENE
20

NE
20

NE
20

NE
20

NE
20

ENE
15

ENE
15

ENE
15

ENE
15

ENE
10

NE
15

NE
10

NE
15

ENE
15

E
10

ENE
10

ENE
10

NE
10

NE
5

NE
5

N
5

W
15

WSW
15

W
15

WNW
15

W
10

WSW
10

WSW
10

W
20

W
20

W
25

W
25

WSW
25

SSW
20

SW
15

SW
10

W
15

W
15

WNW
10

WNW
15

WNW
15

NW
15

WNW
15

NW
10

NW
15

NW
25

NW
30

WNW
20

W
20

SW
15

SW
15

WSW
10

W
5

W
0

WNW
5

NNE
10

NNE
10

N
10

NNE
10

NE
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
ononcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
ononcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
glassoffoffoffcross-
off
offcross-
off
offoffoffoffoffoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffglasscrosscrosscrosscrosscross-
on
8:49PM
1.76
9:14AM
1.74
9:44PM
1.81
10:11AM
1.83
10:40PM
1.86
11:09AM
1.93
11:36PM
1.92
12:06PM
2.02
12:31AM
1.97
1:03PM
2.11
1:26AM
2.02
1:59PM
2.16
2:21AM
2.04
2:54PM
2.18
3:15AM
2.04
3:04AM
0.39
3:28PM
0.32
3:58AM
0.32
4:26PM
0.26
4:53AM
0.23
5:24PM
0.20
5:49AM
0.14
6:21PM
0.14
6:44AM
0.06
7:18PM
0.09
7:39AM
-0.01
8:14PM
0.06
8:34AM
-0.04
9:09PM
0.07

Note: the tide data above is for Long Point which is 8 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Papatowai.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Papatowai blow from the W

Saturday
19
Sunday
20
Monday
21
Tuesday
22
Wednesday
23
Thursday
24
Friday
25
Saturday
26
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