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The Bluff-South Side ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.0

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The Bluff-South Side Surf Forecast / Northland / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 pm Thursday 25 Feb 2021 NZDT
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The Bluff-South Side surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's The Bluff-South Side sea temperature is 20.1 °C (Statistics for 25 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 20.9 max: 22.3 min: 19.6 °C)
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The Bluff-South Side surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's The Bluff-South Side sea temperature is 20.1 °C (Statistics for 25 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 20.9 max: 22.3 min: 19.6 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for Northland

  1. weather stationWind Update Cross-shore wind at Tauranga Bay have swung cross-off (moderate winds from the SSE at Kaeo Radar AWS 9 km from Tauranga Bay). 1.5m 9 s period swell from ENE with an additional 0.5m 12 s period swell from N

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35 km away, 1 h 40 min ago

Moderate
22 km/h
E
18.1
20.1
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for The Bluff-South Side this week:

The surf forecast for The Bluff-South Side over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Friday (Feb 26) at 4AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 2.1m and 15s period with a secondary swell of 1.3m and 10s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at The Bluff-South Side in the next 7 days are 2.4m 19s and forecast to arrive on Monday (Mar 01) at 10PM. Winds are predicted to be offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.3m 3s period and expected on Sunday (Feb 28) at 4PM.

Wave TypeTime (NZDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 4AM (Fri 26th Feb)7ft (2.1m) 15s
Best Surf 1PM (Mon 1st Mar)6.5ft (2.0m) 20s
Most Powerful10PM (Mon 1st Mar)8ft (2.4m) 19s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for The Bluff-South Side 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
Thu
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
55544332334566644433433
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.18.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.42.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.66.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.90.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.114.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.138.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.162.cc23
1.8
SW
2.2
SW
1.9
SW
1.6
SW
1.4
SW
1.1
SW
0.9
SW
0.8
SW
0.9
WSW
1
WSW
1
SW
1.7
SW
2.1
SW
2.4
SW
2.4
SW
2.4
SW
2.1
SW
1.9
SW
1.6
SW
1.4
SW
2.3
WSW
3
WSW
3
WSW
1515141413121212131322202019181716151514141313
15112092138799069034624816129036294923683415377836203231225616091203752194528912533
15
ENE
15
E
15
ESE
15
E
15
E
15
ESE
15
ENE
15
ENE
15
ENE
15
NE
15
ENE
20
NE
20
NNE
15
NNE
5
W
20
WSW
10
SW
15
NW
20
W
20
NNW
15
SW
20
SW
20
SW
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffoffoffoffoffcross-
on
ononcrosscross-
on
cross-
off
ononon
8:39PM
2.07
9:09AM
2.28
9:24PM
2.21
9:50AM
2.43
10:07PM
2.33
10:31AM
2.55
10:50PM
2.43
11:11AM
2.61
11:32PM
2.47
11:53AM
2.62
12:16AM
2.47
12:36PM
2.56
1:02AM
2.41
1:21PM
2.44
2:50AM
0.29
3:20PM
0.32
3:33AM
0.16
4:03PM
0.17
4:15AM
0.05
4:44PM
0.05
4:57AM
-0.01
5:25PM
-0.03
5:39AM
-0.02
6:07PM
-0.04
6:23AM
0.03
6:51PM
-0.00
7:10AM
0.13
7:38PM
0.09

Note: the tide data above is for The Bluff-North Side which is 1 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for The Bluff-South Side.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at The Bluff-South Side blow from the NE

Thu
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
clear
clear
partially cloudy
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--7:11--7:13--7:13--7:15--7:16--7:16--7:16--
8:09--8:08--8:07--8:06--8:05--8:04--8:02--8:00-

Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 10mm), heaviest on Sun night. Warm air temperatures (max 22°C on Thu afternoon, min 17°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 8mm), mostly falling on Wed night. Warm air temperatures (max 20°C on Mon morning, min 17°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the The Bluff-South Side Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for The Bluff-South Side provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at The Bluff-South Side can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our The Bluff-South Side 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 (The Bluff-South Side) 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 The Bluff-South Side 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 Northland? If you are looking for accommodation near The Bluff-South Side, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Northland, consider staying in Houhora which is 21 km (13 miles) away.