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Papatowai Surf Forecast / Catlins / New Zealand

48hr Weather and Surf, issued 11 am Tuesday 05 Jul 2022 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 11.2 °C (Statistics for 05 Jul 1981-2005 - mean: 9.5 max: 11.1 min: 8.4 °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 11.2 °C (Statistics for 05 Jul 1981-2005 - mean: 9.5 max: 11.1 min: 8.4 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-off at Papatowai (light winds from the NNW at Nugget Point Automatic Weather Station 29 km from Papatowai).

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29 km away, 1 h 24 min ago

Light
13 km/h
NNW
10.6
11.2
Air / Water (°C)
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How big are the waves at Papatowai today?

The current surf forecast for Papatowai at 6PM is: 5.0m 14s primary swell from a Southwest direction and 0.3m 11s secondary swell from a East-northeast direction (forecast issued at 11:00am July 05). The wind direction is predicted to be offshore and the swell rating is 8.

Time (NZST) & DateWave HeightWave Period
Morning (05 Jul)13ft (4.0m)16s
Afternoon (05 Jul)16ft (5.0m)14s
Evening (05 Jul)20ft (6.0m)14s

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

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Tuesday
05
Wednesday
06
Thursday
07
Friday
08
Saturday
09
Sunday
10
Monday
11
Tuesday
12
9AM12PM3PM6PM9PM0AM3AM6AM9AM12PM3PM6PM9PM0AM3AM6AM9AM12PM3PM6PM9PM0AM3AM6AM9AM12PM3PM6PM9PM0AM3AM6AM9AM12PM3PM6PM9PM0AM3AM6AM9AM12PM3PM6PM9PM0AM3AM6AM9AM12PM3PM6PM9PM0AM3AM6AM9AM12PM3PM6PM
Rating
(10 max)
107108911119101010101098876664000000000000000000000000000232200002334
Swell
Height Map
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T newzealand.htsgw.metric.42.cc23T newzealand.htsgw.metric.48.cc23T newzealand.htsgw.metric.60.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.66.cc23T newzealand.htsgw.metric.72.cc23T newzealand.htsgw.metric.84.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.90.cc23T newzealand.htsgw.metric.96.cc23T newzealand.htsgw.metric.108.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.114.cc23T newzealand.htsgw.metric.120.cc23T newzealand.htsgw.metric.132.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.138.cc23T newzealand.htsgw.metric.144.cc23T newzealand.htsgw.metric.156.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.162.cc23T newzealand.htsgw.metric.168.cc23T newzealand.htsgw.metric.180.cc23
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
4
SW
4
SW
5
WSW
5
SW
6
SW
6
SW
6
SW
6
SW
5.5
SW
5
SW
4.5
SW
4.5
SW
4.5
SSW
4
SSW
4
SSW
4
SSW
3.5
SSW
3.5
SSW
3.5
SSW
3
SSW
3
SSW
2.5
SSW
2.5
SSW
2.2
SSW
1.4
SW
2.5
ENE
2.5
E
3
E
3.5
ESE
4
ESE
4
SE
4
SE
4
SE
3.5
SE
3
SE
2.5
SSE
1.9
E
1.9
E
1.9
E
1.8
E
1.8
E
1.3
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.4
SW
1.4
SW
1.4
SW
1.4
SW
1.4
SW
1.4
SW
1.3
SW
1.3
SW
1.3
SW
1.2
SW
1.2
SW
1.4
SW
1.4
SW
1.4
SW
1.6
SW
1.1
SSW
Period(s) (?)16151414141515151515141414141414141414131312121212777889999999999913131313141414131313131313131313131417
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)82657147984910112142201547815581146511261810449918589868200723768966211524347323917331427312186175113795906157888201494193124512486244817981450906588601580505481581581581721671777681651632560560560495495642642732920692
Wind
(km/h)
15
NW
25
NW
30
WNW
35
W
35
WSW
35
WSW
35
WSW
30
WSW
30
WSW
25
WSW
25
WSW
20
W
20
WSW
20
WSW
15
WSW
10
WSW
10
W
5
WNW
5
ESE
10
ENE
15
ENE
25
ENE
30
ENE
30
ENE
35
ENE
35
ENE
40
E
35
E
35
ESE
30
ESE
30
ESE
30
ESE
25
ESE
25
ESE
25
ESE
20
ESE
20
E
20
E
20
ENE
25
ENE
30
ENE
30
ENE
30
ENE
30
ENE
30
NE
25
NE
25
NE
20
NE
20
NNE
15
NE
15
NE
20
NE
20
NE
25
NE
25
ENE
20
ENE
15
ENE
15
ENE
15
E
10
E
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffoffoffoffoffoffoffoffoffoffoffoffoffoffglassglassoncross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
ononononononcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
onononononcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
ononononon
High Tide
/ height (m)
6:39AM
1.60
7:07PM
1.67
7:26AM
1.60
7:54PM
1.66
8:16AM
1.62
8:45PM
1.67
9:10AM
1.67
9:39PM
1.70
10:08AM
1.75
10:35PM
1.75
11:06AM
1.85
11:32PM
1.81
12:04PM
1.96
12:28AM
1.89
1:02PM
2.07
Low Tide
/ height (m)
12:50PM
0.46
1:20AM
0.51
1:37PM
0.47
2:07AM
0.50
2:29PM
0.46
2:58AM
0.47
3:25PM
0.43
3:52AM
0.40
4:23PM
0.37
4:48AM
0.32
5:22PM
0.30
5:44AM
0.21
6:20PM
0.22
6:41AM
0.10

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

Tuesday
05
Wednesday
06
Thursday
07
Friday
08
Saturday
09
Sunday
10
Monday
11
Tuesday
12
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Rain (mm)
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Temp. °C10121297888899888888997678887888777887666777888876668109991099101010
Chill °C (?)8109524444565555669953344423443334432223334444322358666767889
Sunrise8:26-------8:26-------8:25-------8:25-------8:23-------8:23-------8:22-------8:22---
Sunset--5:06-------5:07-------5:07-------5:08-------5:08-------5:09-------5:10-------5:12-

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