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Scarborough ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.7
Difficulty Level: 2.9
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.9
Crowds: 2.6

Overall: 3.6

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Scarborough Surf Forecast / Canterbury / New Zealand

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 am Tuesday 28 Sep 2021 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 11.3 °C (Statistics for 28 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 9.7 max: 10.9 min: 8.5 °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 11.3 °C (Statistics for 28 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 9.7 max: 10.9 min: 8.5 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-on at Scarborough (light winds from the N at New Brighton Pier 8 km from Scarborough).

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Actual: 43 min ago

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13 km/h
N
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 Wednesday (Sep 29) at 7PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.6m and 9s period with a secondary swell of 0.7m and 3s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Scarborough in the next 12 days are 2.0m 7s and forecast to arrive on Tuesday (Oct 05) at 4AM. Winds are predicted to be onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 2.2m 15s period and expected on Sunday (Oct 03) at 4PM.

Wave TypeTime (NZDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 7PM (Wed 29th Sep)2ft (0.6m) 9s
Best Surf 4AM (Sun 3rd Oct)1.5ft (0.5m) 17s
Most Powerful 4AM (Tue 5th Oct)6.5ft (2.0m) 7s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Scarborough over the next 12 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
Tuesday
28
Wednesday
29
Thursday
30
Friday
01
Saturday
02
Sunday
03
Monday
04
Tuesday
05
Wednesday
06
Thursday
07
Friday
08
Sat
09
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T newzealand.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
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0.4
ENE
0.4
ENE
0.5
E
0.6
E
0.4
E
0.6
E
0.4
E
0.3
E
0.4
SE
0.2
E
0.2
E
0.2
SSE
0.2
SSE
0.2
SSE
0.2
SSE
0.3
SSE
0.5
SSE
0.8
SE
0.7
SSE
0.5
SSE
0.4
SSE
1.2
ENE
0.5
SE
0.8
E
0.7
E
0.4
SE
0.4
SE
0.5
E
0.3
SE
0.5
SSE
0.5
E
0.8
ENE
1.1
NE
1.6
ENE
1.2
ENE
1
ENE
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10
NE
5
NNE
10
ENE
5
WSW
5
NW
15
NNW
15
SSW
5
W
10
NE
5
WSW
5
N
10
ENE
0
SSW
5
NW
5
NE
10
WSW
5
NNE
10
ESE
10
ESE
20
ESE
20
E
25
ENE
25
ENE
25
ESE
5
NNE
15
ENE
20
E
10
ESE
10
SW
5
SW
15
WSW
5
W
15
ENE
5
NNW
5
NW
25
NW
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on
offcrosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
onglassglasscross-
on
glasscrossoncross-
off
glasscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
glasscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
offoffoffcross-
off
oncross-
on
crosscross
10:26PM
2.07
10:38AM
2.16
11:10PM
2.05
11:22AM
2.14
11:55PM
2.03
12:10PM
2.13
12:42AM
2.03
1:02PM
2.13
1:31AM
2.04
1:53PM
2.15
2:22AM
2.08
2:42PM
2.20
3:10AM
2.14
3:29PM
2.26
3:56AM
2.22
4:16PM
2.33
4:42AM
2.31
5:04PM
2.40
5:31AM
2.38
5:55PM
2.45
6:24AM
2.45
6:49PM
2.47
7:22AM
2.51
4:22AM
0.77
4:51PM
0.80
5:09AM
0.80
5:41PM
0.80
5:58AM
0.79
6:32PM
0.78
6:46AM
0.75
7:22PM
0.73
7:34AM
0.70
8:10PM
0.66
8:24AM
0.63
8:56PM
0.58
9:15AM
0.56
9:41PM
0.50
10:07AM
0.47
10:29PM
0.43
10:57AM
0.38
11:19PM
0.37
11:47AM
0.32
12:12AM
0.33
12:39PM
0.29
1:05AM
0.31
1:33PM
0.30

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
28
Wednesday
29
Thursday
30
Friday
01
Saturday
02
Sunday
03
Monday
04
Tuesday
05
Wednesday
06
Thursday
07
Friday
08
Sat
09
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-7:07--7:05--7:05--7:03--7:01--6:58--6:56--6:56--6:54--6:52--6:50--6:48-
--7:30--7:31--7:32--7:35--7:36--7:37--7:37--7:38--7:40--7:42--7:43--7:44

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Wed night. Very mild (max 15°C on Wed afternoon, min 5°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 15°C on Sat afternoon, min 8°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 12mm), heaviest on Tue afternoon. Very mild (max 13°C on Wed afternoon, min 7°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 19°C on Sat morning, min 10°C on Thu 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.