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Scarborough Surf Forecast / Canterbury / New Zealand

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 am Tuesday 07 Feb 2023 NZDT
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Scarborough surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Scarborough sea temperature is 21.8 °C (Statistics for 07 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 15.0 max: 16.8 min: 13.8 °C)
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Scarborough surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Scarborough sea temperature is 21.8 °C (Statistics for 07 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 15.0 max: 16.8 min: 13.8 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-on at Scarborough (fresh winds from the ENE at Taylor's Mistake 2 km from Scarborough).

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Moderate
30 km/h
ENE
Cross-On
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Scarborough this week:

The surf forecast for Scarborough over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Saturday (Feb 11) at 4AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.2m and 6s period with a secondary swell of 0.1m and 12s. Another secondary swell of 0.4m and 12s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Scarborough in the next 12 days are 1.3m 8s and forecast to arrive on Tuesday (Feb 14) at 1PM. Winds are predicted to be onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.7m 8s period and expected on Thursday (Feb 09) at 10AM.

Wave TypeTime (NZDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 4AM (Sat 11th Feb)4ft (1.2m) 6s
Best Surf 4AM (Sat 11th Feb)4ft (1.2m) 6s
Most Powerful 1PM (Tue 14th Feb)4.5ft (1.3m) 8s

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

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Tuesday
07
Wednesday
08
Thursday
09
Friday
10
Saturday
11
Sunday
12
Monday
13
Tuesday
14
Wednesday
15
Thursday
16
Friday
17
Saturday
18
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
Rating
(10 max)
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Swell
Height Map
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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
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.180.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.204.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.228.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.252.cc23
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.9
NE
0.7
ENE
0.3
SSE
0.7
ESE
0.7
E
1
ENE
0.6
SE
0.6
SE
0.3
ENE
0.4
ENE
1
ENE
1.2
ENE
1
ENE
1.2
ENE
1.2
ENE
1.1
ENE
1
ENE
1.2
ENE
1.3
ENE
1.3
ENE
1.4
ENE
1.2
ENE
1.5
ENE
3
ENE
1.7
ENE
1.8
E
1.6
E
1.4
E
1.2
E
0.9
E
0.8
E
0.7
ENE
1
ENE
0.6
E
0.6
E
0.7
ENE
Period(s) (?)78166556599467677677778910131312121212111111101010
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)7770503324402516173537969111414411771125153177197190329163199510707595744322391661282187775102
Wind
(km/h)
10
NNE
15
ENE
10
SE
20
E
20
E
20
SW
5
SE
10
ESE
0
WSW
15
NE
20
ENE
15
ENE
10
ENE
20
ENE
15
E
15
E
20
E
20
NE
25
NE
30
ENE
25
ENE
20
ENE
25
ENE
20
E
5
SW
20
ENE
5
WSW
15
WSW
15
S
5
SSW
5
S
10
WNW
10
WSW
5
W
10
NW
15
NW
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
ononcrosscross-
on
cross-
on
offglasscrossglassononononcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
onononononcross-
on
cross-
on
glassonoffcross-
off
cross-
off
glassglasscross-
off
offcross-
off
crosscross
High Tide
/ height (m)
6:57PM
2.02
7:11AM
2.14
7:41PM
2.01
7:51AM
2.13
8:25PM
2.02
8:34AM
2.12
9:09PM
2.04
9:20AM
2.11
9:53PM
2.07
10:10AM
2.11
10:37PM
2.11
11:01AM
2.12
11:25PM
2.17
11:52AM
2.14
12:18AM
2.23
12:45PM
2.17
1:13AM
2.30
1:40PM
2.22
2:10AM
2.39
2:38PM
2.28
3:06AM
2.48
3:35PM
2.36
Low Tide
/ height (m)
12:52PM
0.64
1:02AM
0.57
1:32PM
0.60
1:40AM
0.57
2:11PM
0.58
2:20AM
0.58
2:50PM
0.59
3:03AM
0.61
3:32PM
0.61
3:50AM
0.64
4:19PM
0.63
4:41AM
0.67
5:10PM
0.64
5:37AM
0.68
6:04PM
0.61
6:36AM
0.65
6:57PM
0.55
7:35AM
0.57
7:50PM
0.47
8:31AM
0.46
8:45PM
0.38
9:25AM
0.34
9:42PM
0.28

Note: the tide data above is for Lyttelton, New Zealand which is 6 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Scarborough.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Scarborough blow from the SW

Tuesday
07
Wednesday
08
Thursday
09
Friday
10
Saturday
11
Sunday
12
Monday
13
Tuesday
14
Wednesday
15
Thursday
16
Friday
17
Saturday
18
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Rain (mm)
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Temp. °C202420161716141512151616171717171817181818181918201916181916201713192116
Low °C182214151611121411141615161716171817181817171817191715161815171512141912
Feels °C (?)182218131413121211111213141314151515141314151616201716161714181510171814
Sunrise6:35--6:37--6:39--6:39--6:41--6:43--6:43--6:46--6:47--6:48--6:50--6:50--
Sunset-8:47--8:46--8:45--8:44--8:43--8:42--8:39--8:38--8:37--8:36--8:34--8:32-

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 6mm), mostly falling on Wed night. Warm (max 24°C on Tue afternoon, min 11°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 18°C on Sun afternoon, min 14°C on Fri morning). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 9mm), mostly falling on Wed night. Warm (max 20°C on Wed morning, min 15°C on Wed night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the ENE on Mon afternoon, calm by Tue night).

Long Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 12mm), heaviest on Fri night. Warm (max 21°C on Sat afternoon, min 12°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Scarborough Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Scarborough provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Scarborough can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Scarborough 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 (Scarborough) 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 Scarborough 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 Canterbury? If you are looking for accommodation near Scarborough, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Canterbury, consider staying in Christchurch which is 9 km (6 miles) away.