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Riversdale ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 3.8

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Riversdale Surf Forecast / Wairarapa / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 am Thursday 25 Feb 2021 NZDT
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Riversdale surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Riversdale sea temperature is 17.5 °C (Statistics for 25 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 17.8 max: 19.6 min: 16.5 °C)
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Riversdale surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Riversdale sea temperature is 17.5 °C (Statistics for 25 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 17.8 max: 19.6 min: 16.5 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-off at Riversdale (moderate winds from the NW at Castlepoint 26 km from Riversdale). 1.6m 7 s period swell from ENE

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26 km away, 1 h 28 min ago

Moderate
26 km/h
NW
19.6
17.5
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Riversdale this week:

The surf forecast for Riversdale over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Thursday (Feb 25) at 10AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.1m and 7s period with a secondary swell of 0.1m and 15s. The wind is predicted to be glassy as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Riversdale in the next 7 days are 1.8m 12s and forecast to arrive on Saturday (Feb 27) at 10PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-shore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.0m 5s period and expected on Tuesday (Mar 02) at 10AM.

Wave TypeTime (NZDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)10AM (Thu 25th Feb)3.5ft (1.1m) 7s
Best Surf 7AM (Sat 27th Feb)4.5ft (1.3m) 13s
Most Powerful10PM (Sat 27th Feb)6ft (1.8m) 12s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Riversdale 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
Thursday
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thu
04
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
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T newzealand.htsgw.metric.60.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.84.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.108.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.132.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.156.cc23
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1.1
ENE
0.9
ENE
0.8
ENE
0.8
ENE
0.8
ENE
0.8
ENE
1.5
E
1.7
ENE
1.7
E
1.7
E
1.7
E
1.6
E
1.5
E
1.3
E
1
E
1.6
ENE
1.6
ENE
1.9
ENE
1.4
E
1.5
E
1.4
E
1.1
E
1
E
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0
W
10
S
5
SSW
5
E
15
ENE
15
NNE
15
NE
20
NE
15
NNE
10
NE
20
ENE
15
NE
15
NE
25
NE
15
NNE
10
N
25
NE
15
N
20
NNW
15
NNW
20
NW
5
WNW
0
E
glasscrossglasscross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscross-
on
crosscrosscross-
on
crosscrosscross-
on
crosscross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glassglass
4:31PM
1.29
4:57AM
1.44
5:19PM
1.33
5:46AM
1.49
6:10PM
1.38
6:37AM
1.53
7:01PM
1.43
7:29AM
1.57
7:54PM
1.47
8:21AM
1.58
8:48PM
1.51
9:15AM
1.58
9:43PM
1.54
10:10AM
1.56
10:26AM
0.24
10:37PM
0.20
11:15AM
0.20
11:27PM
0.16
12:04PM
0.15
12:18AM
0.11
12:55PM
0.11
1:10AM
0.07
1:46PM
0.07
2:04AM
0.04
2:38PM
0.04
2:59AM
0.03
3:30PM
0.03
3:56AM
0.02

Note: the tide data above is calculated at the surf break location.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Riversdale blow from the WNW

Thursday
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thu
04
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light rain
cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
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-8:04--8:02--8:00--8:00--7:58--7:57--7:54--7:53

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Thu morning. Warm air temperatures (max 20°C on Sun morning, min 14°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 23°C on Wed morning, min 15°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Riversdale Surf forecast

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

Riversdale is 38 km (24 miles) from Masterton. If you plan a holiday in The Wairarapa, look for hotels and other accommodation in Masterton. Masterton has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.