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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

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 pm Saturday 27 Feb 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 20.2 °C (Statistics for 27 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 17.6 max: 18.7 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 20.2 °C (Statistics for 27 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 17.6 max: 18.7 min: 15.9 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for Nelson - Tasman Bay

  1. Everything followed the forecast on the the Golden Bay West coast on Friday. Overhead clean conditions in the early morning gave way to declining swell and a NE cross-shore breeze around hight tide, then almost glassy again for an hour or so before it went westerly, by which time the sets had lost a thrid of their size. Sunny with humid air after the rain so feeling very warm .

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Light
9 km/h
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Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Rabbit Island this week:

The surf forecast for Rabbit Island over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Friday (Mar 05) at 10PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.6m and 6s period with a secondary swell of 0.3m and 4s. Another secondary swell of 0.2m and 5s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Rabbit Island in the next 7 days are 1.6m 6s and forecast to arrive on Friday (Mar 05) at 10PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.7m 7s period and expected on Friday (Mar 05) at 1PM.

Wave TypeTime (NZDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)10PM (Fri 5th Mar)5ft (1.6m) 6s
Best Surf10PM (Fri 5th Mar)5ft (1.6m) 6s
Most Powerful10PM (Fri 5th Mar)5ft (1.6m) 6s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Rabbit Island over the next 7 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
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Friday
05
Sat
06
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
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T newzealand.htsgw.metric.30.cc23
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
0.1
N
0.1
N
0.1
N
0.1
N
0.1
NW
0.2
N
0.2
N
0.3
N
0.4
N
0.3
N
0.1
NW
0.1
NW
0.2
N
0.7
NNW
0.3
NW
0.2
N
0.2
N
0.1
N
0.3
NW
1.3
NW
0.9
WNW
0.2
NNW
0.3
NNW
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0110212261361110221511221324633
0
WSW
10
NE
5
SSW
0
NW
10
NE
5
SSW
0
SSE
5
NNE
5
SE
5
NNE
10
NE
5
SSW
5
SW
10
NNE
10
SW
5
SSW
10
NNE
0
W
15
WSW
10
WNW
10
SW
5
WSW
5
NE
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off
crossoffcross-
off
glass
11:20AM
4.09
11:30PM
4.00
11:56AM
4.27
12:13AM
4.13
12:34PM
4.35
12:55AM
4.19
1:13PM
4.34
1:37AM
4.19
1:55PM
4.21
2:19AM
4.10
2:40PM
4.00
3:03AM
3.92
3:31PM
3.74
3:52AM
3.67
4:30PM
3.48
5:04PM
0.74
5:26AM
0.64
5:44PM
0.56
6:03AM
0.50
6:24PM
0.46
6:40AM
0.45
7:04PM
0.46
7:19AM
0.52
7:47PM
0.58
8:00AM
0.70
8:33PM
0.79
8:47AM
0.96
9:26PM
1.05
9:47AM
1.26

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

Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Friday
05
Sat
06
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
light rain
light rain
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
rain showers
partially cloudy
clear
cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
thunderstorm
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7:05--7:05--7:07--7:09--7:09--7:11--7:11--7:13-
-8:13--8:12--8:09--8:08--8:07--8:05--8:04--8:01

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 7mm), mostly falling on Sun night. Warm air temperatures (max 21°C on Sat morning, min 15°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 6mm), mostly falling on Sat afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 19°C on Wed afternoon, min 10°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Rabbit Island Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Rabbit Island provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Rabbit Island can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Rabbit Island 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 (Rabbit Island) 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 Rabbit Island 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.

Are you planning a holiday in Nelson - Tasman Bay? If you are looking for accommodation near Rabbit Island, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Nelson - Tasman Bay, consider staying in Nelson which is 11 km (7 miles) away. Alternatively, find information about places to stay and car hire in Blenheim which is 73 km (45 miles) away