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

12 Day 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)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Wind reports 7 km away suggest it is still onshore at Rabbit Island (moderate winds from the N at NelsonAeroAws).

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1 h 28 min ago

Moderate
28 km/h
N
Onshore
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Rabbit Island this week:

The surf forecast for Rabbit Island over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Sunday (Feb 12) at 10AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.4m and 22s period with a secondary swell of 0.3m and 5s. The wind is predicted to be glassy as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Rabbit Island in the next 12 days are 1.1m 16s and forecast to arrive on Sunday (Feb 12) 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 1.3m 5s period and expected on Tuesday (Feb 14) at 7AM.

Wave TypeTime (NZDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)10AM (Sun 12th Feb)1.5ft (0.4m) 22s
Best Surf 1PM (Sun 12th Feb)2.5ft (0.7m) 21s
Most Powerful10PM (Sun 12th Feb)3.5ft (1.1m) 16s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Rabbit Island over the next 12 days.

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Thursday
09
Friday
10
Saturday
11
Sunday
12
Monday
13
Tuesday
14
Wednesday
15
Thursday
16
Friday
17
Saturday
18
Sunday
19
Monday
20
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Rating
(10 max)
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Swell
Height Map
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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
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.222.cc23
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.1
N
0.2
N
0.4
E
0.1
N
0.1
N
0.1
N
0.3
NE
0.1
N
0.1
N
0.4
N
0.9
N
1.1
N
1
N
0.7
N
0.4
N
0.2
N
0.1
N
0.1
N
0.1
N
0.1
N
0.2
NNW
0.3
NNW
0.7
NE
0.3
NNW
0.1
N
0.4
NNW
0.2
E
0.1
N
0.1
N
0.5
NNW
0.7
N
0.7
N
0.1
N
0.1
N
0.1
N
0.1
N
Period(s) (?)11113109951419221916141312111212121055351743141345514131310
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)2932223471465676054051714510333200110601431026294332
Wind
(km/h)
15
SW
20
NNE
5
SE
0
SSE
15
NNE
5
SSW
5
W
10
NNE
5
SSW
5
SE
10
NNE
5
S
5
SE
20
E
15
SE
15
S
10
SW
10
SSW
10
SW
10
SW
5
SW
5
WSW
0
N
5
W
5
SW
5
NNE
15
SW
0
SSE
10
N
5
S
0
WNW
15
NE
5
SSW
0
W
10
NE
5
SSW
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
cross-
off
oncross-
off
glassonglassglassonoffglassonoffglasscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
offoffoffoffoffglassglassglasscross-
off
onoffglassoncross-
off
glassonoffglassonglass
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
7:21PM
3.33
8:16AM
3.37
8:39PM
3.50
9:28AM
3.71
9:46PM
3.73
10:21AM
4.06
10:43PM
3.97
11:06AM
4.34
11:34PM
4.17
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
1:23AM
1.46
2:11PM
1.33
2:41AM
1.25
3:16PM
1.07
3:47AM
0.96
4:12PM
0.78
4:42AM
0.68
5:00PM
0.54

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
Friday
17
Saturday
18
Sunday
19
Monday
20
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Rain (mm)
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Temp. °C211914191915202017222317222217171918182018202016232418232317212017242119
Low °C181813161912182014182214181914151916162015192012172315212114182016212018
Feels °C (?)181513171614191917212116181815151817181917202116222317222118201918232020
Sunrise6:41--6:43--6:45--6:46--6:47--6:48--6:50--6:50--6:52--6:52--6:54--6:56--
Sunset-8:38--8:37--8:37--8:36--8:34--8:32--8:31--8:30--8:29--8:28--8:25--8:24-

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Thu night. Warm (max 21°C on Thu morning, min 12°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 20mm), heaviest during Mon night. Warm (max 23°C on Sun afternoon, min 14°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Thu afternoon. Warm (max 24°C on Fri afternoon, min 12°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 24°C on Mon morning, min 14°C on Sat 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 12 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