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Porpoise Bay Surf Forecast / Catlins / New Zealand

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 am Sunday 22 May 2022 NZST
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Porpoise Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Porpoise Bay sea temperature is 13.5 °C (Statistics for 22 May 1981-2005 - mean: 10.5 max: 11.8 min: 8.5 °C)
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Porpoise Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Porpoise Bay sea temperature is 13.5 °C (Statistics for 22 May 1981-2005 - mean: 10.5 max: 11.8 min: 8.5 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Still cross-shore at Porpoise Bay (strong winds from the W at Ruapuke Island 46 km from Porpoise Bay).

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46 km away, 48 min ago

Strong
43 km/h
W
9.3
13.5
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Porpoise Bay this week:

The surf forecast for Porpoise Bay over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Sunday (May 22) at 6PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 4.0m and 13s period with a secondary swell of 0.3m and 20s. Another secondary swell of 1.8m and 12s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be cross-shore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Porpoise Bay in the next 12 days are 6.5m 15s and forecast to arrive on Wednesday (May 25) at 3PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.9m 6s period and expected on Tuesday (May 24) at 6AM.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 6PM (Sun 22nd May)13ft (4.0m) 13s
Best Surf 3PM (Wed 25th May)21ft (6.5m) 15s
Most Powerful 3PM (Wed 25th May)21ft (6.5m) 15s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Porpoise Bay 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
Sunday
22
Monday
23
Tuesday
24
Wednesday
25
Thursday
26
Friday
27
Saturday
28
Sunday
29
Monday
30
Tuesday
31
Wednesday
01
Thursday
02
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
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T newzealand.htsgw.metric.54.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.78.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.102.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.126.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.150.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.198.cc23
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5.5
SSW
4.5
SSW
3
S
2.2
S
3.5
SW
4
SW
4.5
SSW
4
SSW
4.5
SW
5.5
SSW
6.5
SSW
4.5
SSW
3.5
SSW
3
SSW
2.5
SSW
2
SSW
1.8
SW
1.6
SW
1.2
SW
0.9
SW
0.9
SSW
1.2
SSW
1
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SW
0.9
SW
1.1
E
0.6
SW
0.4
SW
1
E
0.4
SW
0.9
E
0.7
E
0.6
E
0.3
SW
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1118867973061143938746237762873387972103441972310140430626341753973757561316177407649443362323284268250100508156119785519
40
W
40
WSW
30
SW
40
W
45
W
35
W
40
W
40
W
45
W
45
WSW
30
SW
20
WSW
20
WNW
30
WNW
30
W
25
W
15
W
10
NW
10
NNW
5
ESE
5
NNW
10
NE
5
ESE
5
NE
15
NE
30
ENE
25
ENE
15
NW
20
NW
15
NNW
15
NNW
5
NE
20
ENE
30
WSW
40
SSW
25
SW
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on
crosscrosscrosscrosscrosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
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off
glassglasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offglasscross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
8:06PM
2.14
8:32AM
2.07
9:09PM
2.11
9:34AM
2.07
10:07PM
2.10
10:32AM
2.08
11:00PM
2.09
11:24AM
2.09
11:47PM
2.09
12:10PM
2.10
12:31AM
2.08
12:54PM
2.10
1:12AM
2.06
1:35PM
2.10
1:52AM
2.04
2:16PM
2.09
2:32AM
2.01
2:57PM
2.07
3:12AM
1.98
3:39PM
2.03
3:54AM
1.94
4:22PM
1.99
1:45PM
0.25
2:21AM
0.36
2:49PM
0.28
3:23AM
0.37
3:50PM
0.30
4:20AM
0.35
4:46PM
0.32
5:12AM
0.34
5:36PM
0.33
5:59AM
0.33
6:22PM
0.34
6:42AM
0.32
7:04PM
0.35
7:22AM
0.32
7:45PM
0.37
8:02AM
0.33
8:26PM
0.40
8:42AM
0.35
9:07PM
0.43
9:23AM
0.38
9:49PM
0.47
10:05AM
0.42
10:33PM
0.52

Note: the tide data above is for Dinner Plates which is 3 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Porpoise Bay.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Porpoise Bay blow from the N

Sunday
22
Monday
23
Tuesday
24
Wednesday
25
Thursday
26
Friday
27
Saturday
28
Sunday
29
Monday
30
Tuesday
31
Wednesday
01
Thursday
02
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Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 13mm), heaviest on Sun morning. Very mild (max 12°C on Mon night, min 8°C on Sun afternoon). Mainly strong winds.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Some drizzle, heaviest during Wed night. Very mild (max 11°C on Thu night, min 6°C on Wed afternoon). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the WSW on Wed morning, light winds from the WNW by Fri night).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 14°C on Mon afternoon, min 7°C on Sat morning). Winds increasing (calm on Sat night, fresh winds from the ENE by Mon afternoon).

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 8mm), mostly falling on Tue afternoon. Very mild (max 13°C on Tue afternoon, min 8°C on Wed morning). Winds increasing (calm on Wed afternoon, strong winds from the SSW by Thu afternoon).

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Information about the Porpoise Bay Surf forecast

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

Poro Point is 4 km (2 miles) from San Fernando. If you plan a holiday in West Luzon, look for hotels and other accommodation in San Fernando. San Fernando has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.