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Rapahoe ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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Rapahoe Surf Forecast / West Coast South Island / New Zealand

48hr Weather and Surf, issued 12 am Saturday 27 Feb 2021 NZDT
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Rapahoe surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Rapahoe sea temperature is 17.0 °C (Statistics for 27 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 17.4 max: 18.6 min: 15.8 °C)
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Rapahoe surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Rapahoe sea temperature is 17.0 °C (Statistics for 27 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 17.4 max: 18.6 min: 15.8 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for West Coast South Island

  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Rapahoe (calm at Hokitika Aero (aut) 41 km from Rapahoe). 0.8m 12 s period swell from WSW

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41 km away, 55 min ago

Calm
0 km/h
N
14.8
17.0
Air / Water (°C)
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How big are the waves at Rapahoe today?

The current surf forecast for Rapahoe at 3AM is: 0.6m 11s primary swell from a West-southwest direction and 0.4m 7s secondary swell from a North-northwest direction (forecast issued at 12:00am February 27). The wind direction is predicted to be cross-offshore and the swell rating is 2.

Time (NZDT) & DateWave HeightWave Period
Morning (27 Feb)1.5ft (0.5m)11s
Afternoon (27 Feb)2.5ft (0.7m)13s
Evening (27 Feb)2.5ft (0.8m)14s

Table - waves today at Rapahoe. (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
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
10PM1AM4AM7AM10AM1PM4PM7PM10PM1AM4AM7AM10AM1PM4PM7PM10PM1AM4AM7AM10AM1PM4PM
22211222333332333444444
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.6.cc23T newzealand.htsgw.metric.12.cc23T newzealand.htsgw.metric.24.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.30.cc23T newzealand.htsgw.metric.36.cc23T newzealand.htsgw.metric.48.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.54.cc23T newzealand.htsgw.metric.60.cc23T newzealand.htsgw.metric.72.cc23
0.7
WSW
0.6
WSW
0.6
WSW
0.6
WSW
0.5
WSW
0.6
WSW
0.6
WSW
0.7
WSW
0.8
WSW
0.8
WSW
0.8
WSW
1.1
NW
1.1
NW
0.7
WSW
1.2
NW
0.6
WSW
0.8
WSW
0.9
WSW
0.9
WSW
1
WSW
1
WSW
1
WSW
1
WSW
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5
SE
5
E
5
E
5
ENE
5
NNE
10
NW
5
NNW
5
NW
5
ENE
5
ESE
10
E
5
ENE
5
E
5
WNW
10
NNW
5
N
5
E
10
E
10
ESE
10
E
5
ENE
10
WNW
10
NNW
glasscross-
off
glasscross-
off
glassoncross-
on
glassglasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
on
onglassglasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glassoncross-
on
11:32PM
2.73
11:48AM
2.89
12:13AM
2.86
12:29PM
3.01
12:54AM
2.93
1:11PM
3.07
5:38AM
0.18
6:02PM
0.01
6:19AM
0.06
6:44PM
-0.09
7:00AM
-0.02

Note: the tide data above is for Nine Mile which is 5 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Rapahoe.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Rapahoe blow from the SE

Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
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