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Ward Beach Surf Forecast / Kaikoura and Marlborough / New Zealand

48hr Weather and Surf, issued 12 am Friday 30 Sep 2022 NZDT
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Ward Beach surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Ward Beach sea temperature is 11.2 °C (Statistics for 30 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 11.5 max: 12.6 min: 10.4 °C)
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Ward Beach surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Ward Beach sea temperature is 11.2 °C (Statistics for 30 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 11.5 max: 12.6 min: 10.4 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for Kaikoura and Marlborough

  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-on at Ward Beach (near gales from the S at Cape Campbell Aws 15 km from Ward Beach).

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Actual: 43 min ago

Gale
52 km/h
S
Cross-On
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How big are the waves at Ward Beach today?

The current surf forecast for Ward Beach at 4AM is: 1.4m 6s primary swell from a South direction and 0.6m 9s secondary swell from a East direction, 0.3m 15s secondary swell from a South direction (forecast issued at 12:00am September 30). The wind direction is predicted to be cross-onshore.

Time (NZDT) & DateWave HeightWave Period
Morning (30 Sep)6ft (1.9m)6s
Afternoon (30 Sep)5ft (1.6m)7s
Evening (30 Sep)3.5ft (1.1m)14s

Table - waves today at Ward Beach. (Swell directed towards the surf break)

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Friday
30
Saturday
01
Sunday
02
Monday
03
Tuesday
04
Wednesday
05
Thursday
06
Friday
07
10PM1AM4AM7AM10AM1PM4PM7PM10PM1AM4AM7AM10AM1PM4PM7PM10PM1AM4AM7AM10AM1PM4PM7PM10PM1AM4AM7AM10AM1PM4PM7PM10PM1AM4AM7AM10AM1PM4PM7PM10PM1AM4AM7AM10AM1PM4PM7PM10PM1AM4AM7AM10AM1PM4PM7PM10PM1AM4AM7AM
Rating
(10 max)
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Swell
Height Map
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T newzealand.htsgw.metric.30.cc23T newzealand.htsgw.metric.33.cc23T newzealand.htsgw.metric.39.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.54.cc23T newzealand.htsgw.metric.57.cc23T newzealand.htsgw.metric.63.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.78.cc23T newzealand.htsgw.metric.81.cc23T newzealand.htsgw.metric.87.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.102.cc23T newzealand.htsgw.metric.105.cc23T newzealand.htsgw.metric.111.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.126.cc23T newzealand.htsgw.metric.129.cc23T newzealand.htsgw.metric.135.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.150.cc23T newzealand.htsgw.metric.153.cc23T newzealand.htsgw.metric.159.cc23
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.6
E
1.6
S
1.4
S
1.7
S
2
S
1.7
S
0.8
S
1
S
1.2
S
1.6
S
1.5
S
1.4
S
1.3
S
1.3
S
1.3
S
1.3
S
1.3
S
1.3
S
1.3
S
1.3
S
1.4
S
1.4
S
1.5
S
1.3
S
1.5
S
1.4
S
1.3
S
1.2
S
1.1
S
1.4
S
1.8
S
2.5
S
3
S
3
S
2.5
S
2.1
S
1.8
S
1.5
S
1.3
S
1.2
S
1
S
0.9
S
0.8
S
0.7
S
1.3
S
2.1
S
3
S
3
S
4.5
S
4.5
SSW
4.5
S
4.5
S
4.5
S
4
S
4
S
4
S
4
S
4
S
4.5
S
3.5
S
Period(s) (?)106667716151414141313131212121212121414141416151514141356888898888101010568891011111212121212121212
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)66160129217366270330434569988820653546529504496496504504504768779906674112089472360246764017856811781338943625471317230187124164127989537911651228303845214337487555674884396743903905446760463517
Wind
(km/h)
35
SSW
35
SSW
30
S
35
S
35
S
30
S
30
S
25
S
25
S
20
S
15
S
15
S
10
SSE
10
SE
15
SE
10
SE
15
SE
15
SSE
15
SSE
15
SSE
15
SSE
15
S
20
SSW
20
SSW
20
SSW
20
SSW
20
SSW
20
SSW
25
SSW
40
SSW
45
S
45
S
40
S
30
S
15
S
10
N
25
N
30
NNE
30
NNE
20
NW
20
NW
10
W
10
WNW
45
SSW
35
SSW
45
SSW
50
S
55
SSW
50
SSW
35
SW
30
SW
30
SW
40
SSW
45
SSW
45
SSW
40
SSW
30
SW
20
SW
20
SW
20
SW
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
onononononcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscrosscrosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscrosscrosscross
High Tide
/ height (m)
9:21PM
1.39
9:44AM
1.45
10:07PM
1.39
10:30AM
1.49
10:54PM
1.39
11:17AM
1.51
11:43PM
1.38
12:07PM
1.51
12:34AM
1.36
1:00PM
1.50
1:28AM
1.33
1:56PM
1.48
2:25AM
1.31
2:55PM
1.46
3:25AM
1.31
Low Tide
/ height (m)
3:30AM
0.11
3:58PM
0.08
4:15AM
0.09
4:46PM
0.07
5:01AM
0.08
5:36PM
0.06
5:49AM
0.08
6:27PM
0.08
6:40AM
0.09
7:21PM
0.10
7:35AM
0.11
8:18PM
0.12
8:33AM
0.13
9:17PM
0.14

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 Ward Beach blow from the NW

Friday
30
Saturday
01
Sunday
02
Monday
03
Tuesday
04
Wednesday
05
Thursday
06
Friday
07
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Rain (mm)
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Temp. °C109997777677889101010910101010101010111111111011109987912141411101066675322235665556
Feels °C (?)3222-100102244567767777666787622101443589666-4-3-5-5-8-9-7-7-7-7-6-5-4-3-2-2-1
Sunrise----7:00------6:58-------6:56-------6:54-------6:52-------6:50-------6:50-------6:48
Sunset-------7:27-------7:28-------7:29-------7:30-------7:30-------7:31-------7:32----

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