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Punakaiki ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 4.5

Overall: 3.3

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  1. weather stationWind Update Cross-off wind 44 km from Punakaiki has swung offshore (light winds from the NE at Carters Beach). 1.9m 14 s period swell from WSW with an additional 1.6m 17 s period swell from WSW , plus 1.5m 9 s period wind swell from NW
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44 km away, 32 min ago

Moderate
17 km/h
NE
10.5
13.9
Air / Water (°C)
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Punakaiki Surf Forecast / West Coast South Island / New Zealand

48hr Weather and Surf, issued 6 pm Sunday 20 Oct 2019 NZDT

Punakaiki surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's Punakaiki sea temperature is 13.9 °C (Statistics for 20 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 13.3 max: 14.8 min: 12.1 °C)

Sunday 20Monday 21Tuesday 22
4PM7PM10PM1AM4AM7AM10AM1PM4PM7PM10PM1AM4AM7AM10AM1PM4PM7PM
Rating
(10 max)
5
5
5
4
5
4
5
0
0
0
11
11
11
11
0
0
0
0
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.6
WSW
2.2
WSW
1.9
WSW
2.5
WSW
3
WSW
3
WSW
3
WSW
3.5
WSW
4
WSW
4
WSW
4
WSW
4
WSW
4
WSW
3.5
WSW
4
WSW
4
WSW
4
WSW
5
WSW
Period(s) (?)151514161616161615151515151514141414
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)106720101396377743824486466555736831719469136411601957226237636364929877
Wind
(km/h)
10
N
15
N
20
N
15
NNW
10
WNW
15
WSW
15
WNW
25
W
30
WSW
20
WSW
15
WSW
10
SW
5
SE
15
SW
20
SW
25
W
30
WNW
45
WSW
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
oncross-
on
ononononcross-
on
glassonononcross-
on
on
Tide State(?)
-flowebblowflowhighebblowflowhighebblowflowhighebblowflowhigh
High Tide
/ height (m)





4:21AM
2.30



4:51PM
2.31



5:33AM
2.26



6:05PM
2.32
Low Tide
/ height (m)



10:04PM
0.60



10:34AM
0.69



11:13PM
0.64



11:47AM
0.71


Note: the tide data above is calculated at the surf break location.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Punakaiki blow from the ENE.
 Sunday 20Monday 21Tuesday 22
4PM7PM10PM1AM4AM7AM10AM1PM4PM7PM10PM1AM4AM7AM10AM1PM4PM7PM
clear
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
light rain
light rain
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
light rain
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
moderate rain
thunderstorm
Summary
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Rain (mm)
--12221311--311164
Temp. °C
13131212121212111111101091011111011
Chill °C (?)
1212101011101088989988877
Sunrise
-----6:35-------6:33----
Sunset
-8:01-------8:02-------8:04

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