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Rabbit Island Surf Forecast / Nelson – Tasman Bay / New Zealand

48hr Weather and Surf, issued 12 pm Thursday 09 Feb 2023 NZDT
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Rabbit Island surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Rabbit Island sea temperature is 21.7 °C (Statistics for 09 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 17.9 max: 19.4 min: 16.3 °C)
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Rabbit Island surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Rabbit Island sea temperature is 21.7 °C (Statistics for 09 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 17.9 max: 19.4 min: 16.3 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for Nelson - Tasman Bay

  1. weather stationWind Update Recent clean conditions at Whangamoa have likely become affected by the arrival of onshore winds (light winds from the NNW at Canvastown 25 km from Whangamoa).

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Moderate
17 km/h
NNE
Onshore
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How big are the waves at Rabbit Island today?

The current surf forecast for Rabbit Island at 3PM is: 0.2m 11s primary swell from a North direction and 0.4m 3s secondary swell from a North-northeast direction (forecast issued at 12:00pm February 09). An open ocean swell of 0.1m 15s is not directed at the surf break. The wind direction is predicted to be onshore.

Time (NZDT) & DateWave HeightWave Period
Morning (09 Feb)0.5ft (0.1m)11s
Afternoon (09 Feb)0.5ft (0.2m)11s
Evening (09 Feb)0.5ft (0.2m)10s

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

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Thursday
09
Friday
10
Saturday
11
Sunday
12
Monday
13
Tuesday
14
Wednesday
15
Thursday
16
10AM1PM4PM7PM10PM1AM4AM7AM10AM1PM4PM7PM10PM1AM4AM7AM10AM1PM4PM7PM10PM1AM4AM7AM10AM1PM4PM7PM10PM1AM4AM7AM10AM1PM4PM7PM10PM1AM4AM7AM10AM1PM4PM7PM10PM1AM4AM7AM10AM1PM4PM7PM10PM1AM4AM7AM10AM1PM4PM7PM
Rating
(10 max)
000000000000000000000000232333333000100000000000000000000000
Swell
Height Map
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.1
N
0.2
N
0.2
N
0.2
N
0.2
N
0.4
E
0.1
N
0.1
N
0.1
N
0.1
N
0.1
N
0.1
N
0.1
N
0.1
N
0.1
N
0.3
NE
0.3
NE
0.1
N
0.1
N
0.1
N
0.1
N
0.1
N
0.2
N
0.2
N
0.4
N
0.7
N
0.9
N
1
N
1.1
N
1.1
N
1.1
N
1
N
1
N
0.8
N
0.7
N
0.6
N
0.5
N
0.4
N
0.3
N
0.2
N
0.2
N
0.1
N
0.1
N
0.6
SSW
0.1
N
0.1
N
0.1
N
0.1
N
0.1
N
0.1
N
0.1
N
0.1
N
0.1
NW
0.2
NNW
0.2
NNW
0.3
NNW
0.3
NNW
0.1
NE
0.7
NE
0.5
ENE
Period(s) (?)1111111010310101013999995515141414191818222119181616151514141313121212111111124121212121210104145555234
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)29998322242222243444472524146412567607638605545418405236171121764525101023033333220000000117
Wind
(km/h)
15
SW
10
NNE
20
NNE
15
NNE
5
ESE
5
SE
5
SSE
5
S
0
SSE
10
NNE
15
NNE
10
NE
5
SE
5
SSW
5
SSW
5
SSW
5
W
10
N
10
NNE
5
NNE
5
SSW
5
SSW
5
S
5
S
5
SE
5
N
10
NNE
10
NE
10
SE
5
S
10
S
5
S
5
SE
20
E
20
E
15
ESE
10
SE
15
SE
10
SSE
15
SSE
15
S
15
SSE
10
SW
10
SSW
10
SW
10
SSW
15
SW
10
SW
10
SW
10
SW
10
SW
10
SSW
10
SSW
5
SW
5
SW
5
SSW
5
WSW
5
NW
0
N
5
N
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
cross-
off
onononcrosscross-
off
glassglassglassonononglassglassoffoffglassononglassglassoffglassglassglassononcross-
on
cross-
off
offoffcross-
off
glasscrosscrosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffoffoffoffoffoffcross-
off
offoffoffoffoffoffglassglassglassglass
High Tide
/ height (m)
1:18PM
3.97
1:37AM
3.81
1:51PM
3.93
2:13AM
3.75
2:26PM
3.83
2:50AM
3.68
3:04PM
3.69
3:28AM
3.58
3:50PM
3.53
4:11AM
3.45
4:47PM
3.38
5:06AM
3.32
5:59PM
3.29
6:32AM
3.23
Low Tide
/ height (m)
7:06PM
0.93
7:18AM
0.91
7:41PM
0.94
7:49AM
1.00
8:19PM
1.00
8:24AM
1.14
9:00PM
1.12
9:07AM
1.31
9:48PM
1.28
10:06AM
1.49
10:47PM
1.43
11:29AM
1.58
12:01AM
1.51
12:56PM
1.52

Note: the tide data above is for Mapua, New Zealand which is 4 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Rabbit Island.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Rabbit Island blow from the SSW

Thursday
09
Friday
10
Saturday
11
Sunday
12
Monday
13
Tuesday
14
Wednesday
15
Thursday
16
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Rain (mm)
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Temp. °C182119181414131316191919151312121820202017151514182223221714141418222219171615141517191918171716161820201817151519202020
Feels °C (?)141815161313121216171617141211111819192017151514182121201613121217181816151313111315181817171615161819191717141419202120
Sunrise-------6:43-------6:45-------6:46-------6:47-------6:48-------6:50-------6:50----
Sunset---8:38-------8:37-------8:37-------8:36-------8:34-------8:32-------8:31-------8:30

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