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Rabbit Island ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 2.8

Overall: 3.0

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

48hr Weather and Surf, issued 12 pm Thursday 04 Mar 2021 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 20.1 °C (Statistics for 04 Mar 1981-2005 - mean: 17.4 max: 18.4 min: 15.9 °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 20.1 °C (Statistics for 04 Mar 1981-2005 - mean: 17.4 max: 18.4 min: 15.9 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for Nelson - Tasman Bay

  1. weather stationWind Update Offshore wind has turned cross-on at Rabbit Island (moderate winds from the NNW at NelsonAerodrome 8 km from Rabbit Island). no significant swell

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1 h 5 min ago

Moderate
22 km/h
NNW
Cross-On
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How big are the waves at Rabbit Island today?

The current surf forecast for Rabbit Island at 4PM is: 0.1m 13s primary swell from a Northwest direction and 0.3m 4s secondary swell from a Northwest direction (forecast issued at 12:00pm March 04). The wind direction is predicted to be cross-onshore.

Time (NZDT) & DateWave HeightWave Period
Morning (04 Mar)0.5ft (0.2m)5s
Afternoon (04 Mar)0.5ft (0.1m)13s
Evening (04 Mar)0.5ft (0.2m)4s

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

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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)
Temp. °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Thursday
04
Friday
05
Saturday
06
Sun
07
10AM1PM4PM7PM10PM1AM4AM7AM10AM1PM4PM7PM10PM1AM4AM7AM10AM1PM4PM7PM10PM1AM4AM
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T newzealand.htsgw.metric.42.cc23T newzealand.htsgw.metric.48.cc23T newzealand.htsgw.metric.60.cc23
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0.2
N
0.1
NW
0.1
NW
0.2
NNW
0.2
NNW
0.2
NNW
0.2
NNW
0.3
NW
0.3
NW
0.3
NW
0.5
N
0.6
NNW
0.6
N
0.8
N
0.8
N
0.5
N
0.2
NNW
0.6
N
0.6
N
0.5
N
0.3
N
0.5
N
0.5
N
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5
SW
10
NNW
10
NW
10
WSW
10
SW
10
SW
10
SW
10
SW
10
WSW
10
NE
20
N
25
N
20
N
25
N
15
NNW
5
WSW
5
NNW
10
N
20
NNW
20
NNW
15
NW
10
NNW
5
WSW
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
ononcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
glassoncross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
off
2:40PM
4.00
3:03AM
3.92
3:31PM
3.74
3:52AM
3.67
4:30PM
3.48
8:00AM
0.70
8:33PM
0.79
8:47AM
0.96
9:26PM
1.05
9:47AM
1.26
10:29PM
1.30

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

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