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Ward Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 4.5

Overall: 3.2

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Ward Beach Surf Forecast / Kaikoura and Marlborough / New Zealand

48hr Weather and Surf, issued 5 am Wednesday 12 May 2021 NZST
Forecast update in  hr  min  s Update imminent
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 14.4 °C (Statistics for 12 May 1981-2005 - mean: 13.3 max: 14.4 min: 11.7 °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 14.4 °C (Statistics for 12 May 1981-2005 - mean: 13.3 max: 14.4 min: 11.7 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for Kaikoura and Marlborough

  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-on at Ward Beach (strong winds from the SSW at Cape Campbell 13 km from Ward Beach).

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Actual: 43 min ago

Strong
48 km/h
SSW
Cross-On
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How big are the waves at Ward Beach today?

The current surf forecast for Ward Beach at 11AM is: 2.5m 8s primary swell from a South direction and 0.1m 8s secondary swell from a Northeast direction (forecast issued at 05:00am May 12). An open ocean swell of 0.2m 8s is not directed at the surf break. The wind direction is predicted to be cross-shore.

Time (NZST) & DateWave HeightWave Period
Morning (12 May)8ft (2.5m)8s
Afternoon (12 May)6.5ft (2.0m)7s
Evening (12 May)6ft (1.8m)7s

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

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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)
Temp. °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
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2
S
2.5
S
2.5
S
2.3
S
2
S
1.8
S
1.8
SSE
1.5
SE
1.5
SE
1.4
SE
1.1
S
1.6
SSE
1.5
SSE
1.5
SSE
1.1
S
1
S
0.9
S
1.1
ESE
1.1
ESE
1.1
ESE
1.5
E
1.4
E
1.3
E
1.2
E
1.2
E
1.2
E
1.2
E
1.2
E
1.2
E
1.1
E
1.1
E
1
E
0.9
E
0.9
E
0.8
E
0.7
E
0.6
E
0.6
E
0.5
S
0.5
S
1.5
SSW
0.6
S
1.1
S
1.2
S
1.2
S
1.2
S
1.1
S
1
S
0.9
S
1.1
S
2.1
S
2.3
S
2.5
S
3
S
2.5
S
2.2
S
2.2
S
2.1
S
2.1
S
1.9
S
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40
S
45
SSW
40
SSW
40
SSW
40
SSW
35
SSE
30
SSE
25
SSE
20
SSE
15
SSE
10
SSE
15
ESE
15
ESE
10
E
5
ENE
5
N
5
N
5
NNW
10
N
30
N
40
N
35
N
40
N
35
N
35
N
20
NNW
25
NNW
20
NNW
30
S
15
S
5
NNE
20
N
25
NNW
30
NNW
35
NNW
40
NNW
35
NNW
30
NNW
30
NW
20
NW
20
NW
20
W
20
NW
25
NNW
35
NNW
55
NNW
50
NW
40
NW
40
NW
35
NW
30
NW
35
NNW
30
NW
20
WNW
10
NW
10
NW
10
NW
10
NW
10
WNW
5
W
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
ononcross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
on
cross-
on
glasscross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
offoffoffcross-
off
offoffcross-
off
offoffoffoffoffoffoffoffcross-
off
offoffoffoffcross-
off
glass
6:03AM
1.25
6:26PM
1.33
6:49AM
1.25
7:10PM
1.36
7:33AM
1.26
7:53PM
1.38
8:16AM
1.26
8:35PM
1.38
8:58AM
1.25
9:16PM
1.38
9:39AM
1.24
9:56PM
1.38
10:19AM
1.23
10:37PM
1.37
11:01AM
1.22
12:11PM
0.24
12:42AM
0.22
12:54PM
0.22
1:27AM
0.20
1:37PM
0.21
2:11AM
0.19
2:19PM
0.21
2:53AM
0.19
3:00PM
0.22
3:34AM
0.19
3:40PM
0.23
4:16AM
0.20
4:20PM
0.23
4:57AM
0.21

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

Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
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