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Ward Beach Surf Forecast / Kaikoura and Marlborough / New Zealand

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 am Monday 03 Oct 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 11.3 °C (Statistics for 03 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 11.6 max: 12.6 min: 11.0 °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 11.3 °C (Statistics for 03 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 11.6 max: 12.6 min: 11.0 °C)

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  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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Gale
61 km/h
S
Cross-On
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Ward Beach this week:

The surf forecast for Ward Beach over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Tuesday (Oct 04) at 4AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 2.1m and 8s period with a secondary swell of 0.4m and 15s. The wind is predicted to be cross-onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Ward Beach in the next 12 days are 4.5m 12s and forecast to arrive on Friday (Oct 07) at 4AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.8m 6s period and expected on Sunday (Oct 09) at 7PM.

Wave TypeTime (NZDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 4AM (Tue 4th Oct)7ft (2.1m) 8s
Best Surf 7AM (Thu 6th Oct)13ft (4.0m) 12s
Most Powerful 4AM (Fri 7th Oct)15ft (4.5m) 12s

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

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Monday
03
Tuesday
04
Wednesday
05
Thursday
06
Friday
07
Saturday
08
Sunday
09
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
Rating
(10 max)
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Swell
Height Map
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T newzealand.htsgw.metric.102.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.126.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.150.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.198.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.222.cc23
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.2
S
2.4
S
2.4
S
1.7
S
1.1
S
1
S
1.1
S
1.9
S
4.5
SSW
4
S
3.5
S
3.5
S
4
S
3
S
2.5
S
1.5
SSE
1.5
SSE
1.2
S
0.9
SSE
0.9
S
0.5
S
0.5
SSE
0.4
SSE
0.3
SSE
0.2
SSE
0.1
S
0.3
S
0.2
S
0.3
S
0.3
SSW
0.3
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.8
S
0.8
S
0.8
S
0.5
ENE
Period(s) (?)146899815710111112121212121110999988813101414131311109913
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)569446706501198133537341395340203170371743232457180664447629011913944422613631816373532123117999390
Wind
(km/h)
20
SSW
45
SSW
30
S
25
N
30
N
10
SW
35
SSW
20
SSW
40
SW
35
SW
45
SSW
15
WSW
20
SW
20
S
10
NW
20
N
35
NNE
20
NNW
15
NNW
10
N
5
NW
0
NE
15
NE
15
N
25
N
25
N
5
NNW
5
S
15
SSE
5
SSE
10
ESE
15
E
10
NNE
25
N
40
N
30
N
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscrosscross-
off
crosscross-
on
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glassglasscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
on
onglassoncross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)
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
3:55PM
1.44
4:27AM
1.31
4:56PM
1.43
5:27AM
1.34
5:55PM
1.43
6:25AM
1.38
6:51PM
1.42
7:19AM
1.41
7:44PM
1.41
8:10AM
1.45
8:34PM
1.40
8:57AM
1.46
9:21PM
1.38
9:43AM
1.46
10:07PM
1.35
Low Tide
/ height (m)
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
9:34AM
0.14
10:17PM
0.14
10:36AM
0.14
11:16PM
0.14
11:37AM
0.14
12:13AM
0.12
12:36PM
0.12
1:06AM
0.10
1:32PM
0.10
1:56AM
0.10
2:24PM
0.09
2:43AM
0.10
3:13PM
0.09
3:28AM
0.11
3:59PM
0.10

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

Monday
03
Tuesday
04
Wednesday
05
Thursday
06
Friday
07
Saturday
08
Sunday
09
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
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Rain (mm)
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Temp. °C1011912151365456710109111210131312131412161714141311121212171815
Low °C1010991395424568979129101211121310121512131210111212141614
Feels °C (?)5115810-2-1-7-5-3155754591010101081012121311101091110119
Sunrise6:54--6:52--6:50--6:50--6:48--6:46--6:45--6:43--6:41--6:39--6:37--6:35--
Sunset-7:30--7:30--7:31--7:32--7:34--7:36--7:37--7:37--7:38--7:39--7:40--7:42-

Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 16mm), heaviest on Wed morning. Very mild (max 15°C on Tue afternoon, min 2°C on Wed night). Winds increasing (calm on Tue night, strong winds from the SSW by Wed night).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Thu afternoon. Very mild (max 12°C on Sat afternoon, min 4°C on Thu morning). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the SSW on Thu afternoon, calm by Fri night).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 17°C on Tue afternoon, min 10°C on Sun morning). Winds increasing (calm on Mon morning, fresh winds from the N by Tue morning).

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 18°C on Fri afternoon, min 10°C on Wed night). Winds increasing (calm on Thu night, strong winds from the N by Fri afternoon).

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Information about the Ward Beach Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Ward Beach provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Ward Beach can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Ward Beach 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 (Ward Beach) 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 Ward Beach 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.