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Otago Peninsula - Sandfly Bay Surf Forecast / Otago / New Zealand

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 pm Sunday 05 Feb 2023 NZDT
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Otago Peninsula - Sandfly Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Otago Peninsula - Sandfly Bay sea temperature is 18.4 °C (Statistics for 05 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 13.1 max: 14.7 min: 12.0 °C)
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Otago Peninsula - Sandfly Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Otago Peninsula - Sandfly Bay sea temperature is 18.4 °C (Statistics for 05 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 13.1 max: 14.7 min: 12.0 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for Otago

  1. weather stationWind Update Recent on-shore wind 9 km from Otago Peninsula - Sandfly Bay has fallen light (light winds from the SE at Port Chalmers wx). Waves cleaning up.

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Actual: 39 min ago

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10 km/h
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Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Otago Peninsula - Sandfly Bay this week:

The surf forecast for Otago Peninsula - Sandfly Bay over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Monday (Feb 06) at 1AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.4m and 13s period with a secondary swell of 0.6m and 4s. Another secondary swell of 0.7m and 4s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be glassy as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Otago Peninsula - Sandfly Bay in the next 12 days are 3.0m 12s and forecast to arrive on Wednesday (Feb 08) at 1AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-shore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 2.5m 10s period and expected on Monday (Feb 06) at 4AM.

Wave TypeTime (NZDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 1AM (Mon 6th Feb)1.5ft (0.4m) 13s
Best Surf 1AM (Wed 8th Feb)10ft (3.0m) 12s
Most Powerful 1AM (Wed 8th Feb)10ft (3.0m) 12s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Otago Peninsula - Sandfly Bay over the next 12 days.

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Sun
05
Monday
06
Tuesday
07
Wednesday
08
Thursday
09
Friday
10
Saturday
11
Sunday
12
Monday
13
Tuesday
14
Wednesday
15
Thursday
16
Fri
17
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
Rating
(10 max)
0100330110011044433232201000000000022
Swell
Height Map
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T newzealand.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.192.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.216.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.240.cc23
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.6
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.3
SSW
1.3
SW
0.6
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.9
SSW
3
SW
2.1
SW
2
SW
2.1
SW
2
SW
2.2
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.1
SSW
1.1
SSW
1
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.7
SW
0.5
SW
0.4
SW
0.3
SW
0.2
SSW
0.2
SSW
2.2
SW
3
SSW
3
SSW
2.2
E
1.7
E
1.6
E
1.1
S
1.2
S
Period(s) (?)1413206171616121313810121312121110111111121110101010967813121188
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)134687612023228438223581417138756972315329495895003722772862972472111175024149834178510141510752621135177
Wind
(km/h)
35
NE
0
N
45
W
30
SW
25
NNE
20
N
25
SSW
10
WSW
35
WSW
40
WSW
35
WSW
30
WSW
25
SSW
20
N
5
NW
15
NE
15
NNE
10
NE
20
ENE
5
N
10
S
15
SE
20
E
20
NE
35
NE
30
NE
25
ENE
25
ENE
25
S
45
WSW
45
WSW
35
WSW
30
SW
25
SSW
5
S
20
NE
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
cross-
off
glasscrosscross-
on
offoffcross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrossonoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glassoncross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
oncross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
glasscross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)
4:52PM
1.63
5:16AM
1.71
5:32PM
1.62
5:56AM
1.70
6:12PM
1.61
6:36AM
1.68
6:53PM
1.60
7:17AM
1.65
7:34PM
1.58
7:58AM
1.61
8:19PM
1.57
8:44AM
1.58
9:07PM
1.57
9:34AM
1.56
10:00PM
1.59
10:27AM
1.56
10:56PM
1.63
11:23AM
1.58
11:53PM
1.68
12:19PM
1.62
12:49AM
1.76
1:14PM
1.68
1:45AM
1.84
Low Tide
/ height (m)
11:07PM
0.30
11:33AM
0.34
11:44PM
0.30
12:09PM
0.34
12:22AM
0.31
12:46PM
0.35
12:59AM
0.33
1:23PM
0.37
1:37AM
0.35
2:01PM
0.38
2:18AM
0.37
2:41PM
0.39
3:02AM
0.39
3:25PM
0.40
3:52AM
0.40
4:14PM
0.40
4:46AM
0.41
5:09PM
0.38
5:48AM
0.39
6:11PM
0.34
6:53AM
0.35
7:15PM
0.28
7:59AM
0.29

Note: the tide data above is for Port Chalmers, New Zealand which is 9 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Otago Peninsula - Sandfly Bay.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Otago Peninsula - Sandfly Bay blow from the N

Sun
05
Monday
06
Tuesday
07
Wednesday
08
Thursday
09
Friday
10
Saturday
11
Sunday
12
Monday
13
Tuesday
14
Wednesday
15
Thursday
16
Fri
17
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Rain (mm)
21----3---2-----------1---351783121---
Temp. °C201819191520141414141112131215151415161515151417171616151514141313131214
Low °C181719171517141314141010131113151314151415151416171516151414141313121213
Feels °C (?)1612111314179106525791211111213141413131312111312127647899
Sunrise--6:37--6:39--6:39--6:41--6:43--6:45--6:46--6:48--6:48--6:50--6:52--6:54
Sunset9:05--9:04--9:01--9:00--9:00--8:58--8:57--8:54--8:53--8:52--8:50--8:49--

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 6mm), mostly falling on Tue afternoon. Warm (max 20°C on Sun afternoon, min 13°C on Tue night). Mainly strong winds.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Wed night. Very mild (max 15°C on Fri morning, min 10°C on Wed night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the WSW on Wed afternoon, light winds from the NW by Fri morning).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 4mm), mostly falling on Tue morning. Very mild (max 17°C on Mon morning, min 14°C on Sat night). Winds increasing (calm on Sat night, fresh winds from the NE by Mon afternoon).

Long Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 46mm), heaviest during Tue night. Very mild (max 15°C on Tue afternoon, min 12°C on Thu afternoon). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the WSW on Wed night, calm by Thu night).

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Information about the Otago Peninsula - Sandfly Bay Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Otago Peninsula - Sandfly Bay provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Otago Peninsula - Sandfly Bay can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Otago Peninsula - Sandfly Bay 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 (Otago Peninsula - Sandfly Bay) 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 Otago Peninsula - Sandfly Bay 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.

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