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Whale Watch Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.2

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Whale Watch Reef Surf Forecast / Kaikoura and Marlborough / New Zealand

48hr Weather and Surf, issued 5 pm Tuesday 11 May 2021 NZST
Forecast update in  hr  min  s Update imminent
Whale Watch Reef surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Whale Watch Reef sea temperature is 14.2 °C (Statistics for 11 May 1981-2005 - mean: 12.6 max: 13.9 min: 10.9 °C)
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Whale Watch Reef surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Whale Watch Reef sea temperature is 14.2 °C (Statistics for 11 May 1981-2005 - mean: 12.6 max: 13.9 min: 10.9 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for Kaikoura and Marlborough

  1. weather stationWind Update Offshore wind has become cross-off at Whale Watch Reef (moderate winds from the S at Kaikoura 2 km from Whale Watch Reef).

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Actual: 55 min ago

Moderate
22 km/h
S
Cross-Off
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How big are the waves at Whale Watch Reef today?

The current surf forecast for Whale Watch Reef at 10PM is: 1.0m 7s primary swell from a North-northeast direction and 0.4m 9s secondary swell from a North-northeast direction (forecast issued at 05:00pm May 11). An open ocean swell of 0.2m 3s is not directed at the surf break. The wind direction is predicted to be cross-offshore.

Time (NZST) & DateWave HeightWave Period
Morning (11 May)--
Afternoon (11 May)8ft (2.5m)8s
Evening (11 May)4.5ft (1.3m)7s

Table - waves today at Whale Watch Reef. (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
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wed
19
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2.5
NNE
2.3
NNE
1.3
NNE
0.8
NNE
0.4
NNE
0.2
NNE
0.2
N
0.1
NE
0.2
ENE
0.2
ENE
0.3
NE
0.2
ENE
0.1
NE
0.1
NE
0.1
NE
1.6
SSE
1.5
SSE
0.7
NE
0.8
NE
1.3
ENE
1.4
NE
1.3
ENE
1.5
ENE
1.8
ENE
2.2
NE
2.2
NE
1.7
NE
1.7
NNE
2
NNE
2.4
NNE
2.4
NNE
1.3
NNE
0.7
NNE
0.3
NNE
0.4
NE
0.6
NE
1.1
NE
1.3
NNE
1.9
NNE
1.9
NE
2.2
NE
3
NNE
1.2
NNE
0.9
ENE
0.9
ENE
0.9
ENE
1.2
ENE
0.8
ENE
0.9
ENE
1.8
NNE
0.8
ENE
0.8
ENE
0.7
E
0.7
E
0.6
E
0.6
E
0.6
E
0.6
E
0.6
E
0.5
E
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5
NNW
5
NW
25
SW
30
SSW
25
SW
35
SW
20
WSW
15
SW
20
SSW
15
SW
10
SW
10
WSW
5
WNW
5
N
15
NNE
20
NE
25
NE
25
NNE
25
NNE
20
NNE
20
NNE
20
NNE
20
NNE
25
NE
25
NE
20
NNE
10
NW
10
NW
5
N
10
NNW
5
NW
35
W
30
SSW
15
SSW
5
NE
15
NNE
10
NNW
10
NW
10
W
5
NE
5
NE
10
NNW
10
NNW
10
NW
20
SSW
25
SW
30
WSW
20
SW
15
WSW
10
NNE
15
NNE
10
N
10
NNW
10
W
10
W
20
SSW
5
SSE
5
NE
15
NNE
10
NNW
cross-
on
crossoffoffoffoffcross-
off
offcross-
off
offoffoffcross-
off
cross-
on
ononononcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
ononononcrosscross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
ononcross-
on
crosscrossoffoffcross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
on
cross
4:39PM
1.88
5:00AM
1.81
5:22PM
1.89
5:42AM
1.80
6:04PM
1.90
6:24AM
1.79
6:43PM
1.89
7:07AM
1.77
7:23PM
1.87
7:52AM
1.75
8:04PM
1.86
8:39AM
1.74
8:48PM
1.84
9:25AM
1.73
9:35PM
1.82
10:57PM
0.66
11:09AM
0.64
11:37PM
0.68
11:49AM
0.66
12:15AM
0.69
12:28PM
0.67
12:55AM
0.69
1:08PM
0.68
1:37AM
0.69
1:50PM
0.68
2:22AM
0.67
2:36PM
0.67
3:09AM
0.65
3:24PM
0.65

Note: the tide data above is for Kaikoura, New Zealand which is 2 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Whale Watch Reef.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Whale Watch Reef blow from the SW

Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wed
19
3PM6PM9PM0AM3AM6AM9AM12PM3PM6PM9PM0AM3AM6AM9AM12PM3PM6PM9PM0AM3AM6AM9AM12PM3PM6PM9PM0AM3AM6AM9AM12PM3PM6PM9PM0AM3AM6AM9AM12PM3PM6PM9PM0AM3AM6AM9AM12PM3PM6PM9PM0AM3AM6AM9AM12PM3PM6PM9PM0AM
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clear
partially cloudy
light rain
light rain
light rain
light rain
light rain
light rain
light rain
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
light rain
light rain
light rain
light rain
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
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rain showers
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
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