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Woodpecker Bay Surf Forecast / West Coast South Island / New Zealand

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 am Wednesday 19 May 2021 NZST
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Woodpecker Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Woodpecker Bay sea temperature is 15.5 °C (Statistics for 19 May 1981-2005 - mean: 14.6 max: 16.1 min: 12.3 °C)
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Woodpecker Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Woodpecker Bay sea temperature is 15.5 °C (Statistics for 19 May 1981-2005 - mean: 14.6 max: 16.1 min: 12.3 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Cross-off wind 27 km from Woodpecker Bay has become light (light winds from the SE at Westport). Waves should be turning clean at Woodpecker Bay.

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27 km away, 46 min ago

Light
6 km/h
SE
10.8
15.5
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Woodpecker Bay this week:

The surf forecast for Woodpecker Bay over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Wednesday (May 19) at 9AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 4.5m and 15s period with a secondary swell of 4.0m and 14s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Woodpecker Bay in the next 12 days are 4.5m 15s and forecast to arrive on Wednesday (May 19) at 9AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 9AM (Wed 19th May)15ft (4.5m) 15s
Best Surf 9AM (Wed 19th May)15ft (4.5m) 15s
Most Powerful 9AM (Wed 19th May)15ft (4.5m) 15s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Woodpecker Bay over the next 12 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
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
Thursday
27
Friday
28
Saturday
29
Sunday
30
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
555544325555444444444332320231333321
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T newzealand.htsgw.metric.36.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.60.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.84.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.108.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.132.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.156.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.180.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.204.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.228.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.252.cc23
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4.5
WSW
4
WSW
3.5
WSW
2.5
WSW
2.4
WSW
2
WSW
1.9
WSW
2.1
WSW
2.5
WSW
3
WSW
3
WSW
2.3
WSW
2.2
WSW
2.2
WSW
2.2
WSW
2.2
WSW
2.2
WSW
2.2
WSW
1.9
WSW
1.8
WSW
1.7
WSW
1.4
WSW
1.3
WSW
0.7
WSW
1
WSW
0.9
WSW
0.7
WSW
2.5
NW
2.5
WNW
2.4
WNW
2.1
W
2.1
W
2.3
WSW
1.9
WSW
1.6
WSW
1.3
WSW
1514131212121313131615141414141414141313141313181615148109111113121211
88826943387721161659119712361430237641643520210618091835183519021860165812741094113865353027048733517893513289001056103016611069706431
30
SW
30
SW
20
SW
10
S
15
SW
10
SW
10
NNE
20
W
15
S
5
ESE
5
W
10
SSE
5
SE
15
SW
5
E
5
E
5
NW
10
E
10
E
5
N
10
SSE
10
S
10
SSW
5
SE
5
NNE
5
WNW
5
ENE
10
ENE
15
NE
20
NE
15
NE
10
ENE
10
NE
10
NE
15
NE
15
NE
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
glassoffglasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
glassoffcross-
off
cross-
off
glassglassglasscrosscrosscross-
on
crosscrosscrosscross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross
4:08PM
2.21
4:33AM
2.29
5:13PM
2.25
5:38AM
2.37
6:17PM
2.36
6:40AM
2.51
7:16PM
2.51
7:38AM
2.67
8:11PM
2.69
8:33AM
2.84
9:02PM
2.85
9:25AM
2.97
9:51PM
2.98
10:16AM
3.05
10:40PM
3.05
11:07AM
3.06
11:30PM
3.06
11:58AM
2.99
12:20AM
3.00
12:50PM
2.87
1:12AM
2.89
1:44PM
2.71
2:06AM
2.74
9:52AM
0.70
10:18PM
0.77
10:56AM
0.66
11:23PM
0.72
12:00PM
0.56
12:26AM
0.61
1:01PM
0.41
1:25AM
0.45
1:56PM
0.25
2:20AM
0.26
2:49PM
0.10
3:12AM
0.09
3:39PM
-0.01
4:03AM
-0.03
4:29PM
-0.06
4:53AM
-0.10
5:18PM
-0.04
5:44AM
-0.09
6:08PM
0.04
6:36AM
-0.01
6:59PM
0.16
7:30AM
0.12
7:52PM
0.31

Note: the tide data above is for Fox River which is 1 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Woodpecker Bay.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Woodpecker Bay blow from the SSE

Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
Thursday
27
Friday
28
Saturday
29
Sunday
30
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
light rain
light rain
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
light rain
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
light rain
moderate rain
light rain
light rain
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
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101213131311121110121291110912139131212121210121312131211121313121212
7:39--7:41--7:41--7:43--7:43--7:45--7:46--7:47--7:48--7:48--7:48--7:50--
-5:20--5:19--5:17--5:17--5:16--5:15--5:15--5:15--5:14--5:14--5:13--5:12-

Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 11mm), heaviest on Fri afternoon. Very mild (max 14°C on Wed afternoon, min 9°C on Fri night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SW on Wed morning, calm by Thu night).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 13°C on Mon afternoon, min 8°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 13°C on Tue morning, min 10°C on Tue morning). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 14mm), heaviest on Fri night. Very mild (max 14°C on Fri morning, min 11°C on Fri morning). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Woodpecker Bay Surf forecast

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