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Otago Peninsula - Pipikaretu Surf Forecast / Otago / New Zealand

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 pm Friday 01 Jul 2022 NZST
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Otago Peninsula - Pipikaretu surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Otago Peninsula - Pipikaretu sea temperature is 10.9 °C (Statistics for 01 Jul 1981-2005 - mean: 9.0 max: 10.7 min: 7.9 °C)
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Otago Peninsula - Pipikaretu surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Otago Peninsula - Pipikaretu sea temperature is 10.9 °C (Statistics for 01 Jul 1981-2005 - mean: 9.0 max: 10.7 min: 7.9 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still offshore at Otago Peninsula - Pipikaretu (fresh winds from the SW at Port Chalmers wx 10 km from Otago Peninsula - Pipikaretu).

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37 km/h
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Offshore
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Otago Peninsula - Pipikaretu this week:

The surf forecast for Otago Peninsula - Pipikaretu over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Friday (Jul 01) at 9PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 3.0m and 14s period with a secondary swell of 0.5m and 10s. The wind is predicted to be offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Otago Peninsula - Pipikaretu in the next 12 days are 5.5m 15s and forecast to arrive on Thursday (Jul 07) at 9AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 4.0m 13s period and expected on Saturday (Jul 02) at 3AM.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 9PM (Fri 1st Jul)10ft (3.0m) 14s
Best Surf 9AM (Thu 7th Jul)18ft (5.5m) 15s
Most Powerful 9AM (Thu 7th Jul)18ft (5.5m) 15s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Otago Peninsula - Pipikaretu over the next 12 days.

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Fri
01
Saturday
02
Sunday
03
Monday
04
Tuesday
05
Wednesday
06
Thursday
07
Friday
08
Saturday
09
Sunday
10
Monday
11
Tuesday
12
Wed
13
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
Rating
(10 max)
35434423534344545101055404123322000000
Swell
Height Map
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T newzealand.htsgw.metric.24.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.48.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.72.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.192.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.216.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.240.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.264.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.288.cc23
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.7
S
3
S
1.9
S
1.6
S
1.3
S
1.4
S
1.3
S
1.2
S
2.1
S
2.3
S
2
S
1.6
S
1.4
S
1.3
S
3.5
SSW
2.3
S
2.5
S
5.5
SSW
5
SSW
3
S
2.4
SSE
2.4
SSE
2.2
SSE
1.9
SSE
1.6
SSE
1.4
SSE
1.2
SE
1.4
ENE
1.5
E
1.5
E
1.4
E
1.2
E
1.2
E
1.2
E
1.1
E
0.9
S
Period(s) (?)141414141414141314151615151415151515151413131212111110111111101011111114
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)1175290114271041678780635511161423341933116091670348532433268413620114732934190119951399964603441322423545517426288332357295320
Wind
(km/h)
35
W
25
SW
15
NW
10
NNW
10
W
20
WNW
10
NW
20
W
10
WSW
15
N
10
NW
15
NNW
5
N
15
WNW
40
WSW
35
WSW
30
W
25
WSW
15
WSW
10
WSW
5
ESE
15
ENE
20
ENE
15
SSE
25
S
20
S
10
SSW
5
SE
10
N
15
N
25
NNE
25
NNE
30
NNE
35
NNE
35
NNE
30
NNE
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
cross-
off
offcrosscross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
offoffcross-
off
cross-
off
offoffglasscross-
on
oncross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offglasscross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
on
High Tide
/ height (m)
4:15PM
1.75
4:29AM
1.62
4:51PM
1.73
5:07AM
1.61
5:27PM
1.71
5:47AM
1.62
6:06PM
1.69
6:32AM
1.63
6:51PM
1.68
7:21AM
1.66
7:42PM
1.68
8:15AM
1.69
8:38PM
1.70
9:11AM
1.74
9:36PM
1.74
10:07AM
1.80
10:34PM
1.78
11:03AM
1.87
11:31PM
1.83
11:59AM
1.95
12:29AM
1.87
12:56PM
2.01
1:26AM
1.92
Low Tide
/ height (m)
10:50PM
0.31
11:06AM
0.26
11:29PM
0.33
11:48AM
0.29
12:09AM
0.37
12:31PM
0.32
12:53AM
0.39
1:15PM
0.35
1:40AM
0.41
2:02PM
0.37
2:32AM
0.40
2:53PM
0.37
3:27AM
0.37
3:49PM
0.36
4:23AM
0.32
4:50PM
0.33
5:19AM
0.26
5:53PM
0.26
6:17AM
0.20
6:55PM
0.18
7:15AM
0.14
7:53PM
0.10
8:13AM
0.08

Note: the tide data above is for Otago Harbour Entrance, New Zealand which is 3 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Otago Peninsula - Pipikaretu.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Otago Peninsula - Pipikaretu blow from the SW

Fri
01
Saturday
02
Sunday
03
Monday
04
Tuesday
05
Wednesday
06
Thursday
07
Friday
08
Saturday
09
Sunday
10
Monday
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Tuesday
12
Wed
13
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Rain (mm)
-1-----1----151----------1----------
Temp. °C11910121011121291010910966791198887777654555566
Low °C988111010129810889556671088887766533544556
Chill °C (?)859118911107897961136978654336630110012
Sunrise--8:18--8:18--8:18--8:18--8:18--8:17--8:17--8:15--8:15--8:15--8:15--8:14
Sunset5:01--5:01--5:02--5:04--5:04--5:05--5:06--5:06--5:07--5:07--5:08--5:09--

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Fri night. Very mild (max 12°C on Sat afternoon, min 8°C on Fri night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the WSW on Fri afternoon, light winds from the NW by Sat morning).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 7mm), mostly falling on Tue night. Very mild (max 10°C on Mon afternoon, min 5°C on Tue night). Winds increasing (light winds from the N on Tue afternoon, strong winds from the SW by Tue night).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Some drizzle, heaviest during Sat night. Very mild (max 11°C on Thu afternoon, min 6°C on Sat night). Winds increasing (calm on Thu night, fresh winds from the S by Sat night).

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Mild temperatures (max 7°C on Wed afternoon, min 3°C on Sun night). Winds increasing (calm on Sun afternoon, fresh winds from the NNE by Tue afternoon).

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Information about the Otago Peninsula - Pipikaretu Surf forecast

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

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