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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 5 am Thursday 13 Aug 2020 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 10.2 °C (Statistics for 13 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 9.2 max: 10.1 min: 7.7 °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 10.2 °C (Statistics for 13 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 9.2 max: 10.1 min: 7.7 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for Catlins

  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-off at Papatowai (fresh winds from the SSW at NuggetPointAws 29 km from Papatowai). no significant swell

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29 km away, 2 h 1 min ago

Moderate
35 km/h
SSW
5.8
10.2
Air / Water (°C)
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How big are the waves at Papatowai today?

The current surf forecast for Papatowai at 9AM is: 2.2m 12s primary swell from a South-southwest direction and 0.5m 10s secondary swell from a South-southeast direction (forecast issued at 05:00am August 13). The wind direction is predicted to be cross-offshore and the swell rating is 5.

Time (NZST) & DateWave HeightWave Period
Morning (13 Aug)7ft (2.2m)12s
Afternoon (13 Aug)7ft (2.1m)12s
Evening (13 Aug)6ft (1.8m)10s

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(?)
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
Temp. °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
3AM6AM9AM12PM3PM6PM9PM0AM3AM6AM9AM12PM3PM6PM9PM0AM3AM6AM9AM12PM3PM6PM9PM
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2.4
SW
2.1
SSW
2.2
SSW
2.1
SSW
2.1
SSW
2
SSW
1.8
S
1.5
S
1.9
S
1.9
S
1.7
S
1.6
S
1.6
S
1.3
S
1.3
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.9
SSW
2
SSW
2.1
SSW
2.3
SSW
2.5
SSW
2.5
SSW
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15
W
20
S
15
S
15
SSW
15
SW
10
SW
10
SW
10
WSW
10
WSW
10
W
10
WNW
5
WSW
10
SSW
5
WSW
5
WNW
10
NW
10
WNW
15
WNW
15
WNW
15
WSW
20
WSW
15
SW
10
SW
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off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
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off
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off
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off
cross-
off
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off
cross-
off
cross-
off
9:47AM
1.56
10:10PM
1.54
10:41AM
1.61
11:02PM
1.58
11:31AM
1.70
3:29AM
0.57
4:01PM
0.58
4:22AM
0.53
4:55PM
0.54
5:13AM
0.46
5:44PM
0.46

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

Thursday
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Saturday
15
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