Elbow Point Tide Times

Previous Tide: High

May 20, 2024, 2:46am


Current Tide: Falling

May 20, 2024, 3:36am


Next Tide: Low

May 20, 2024, 7:18am


* Estimate based on the rule of twelfths.

Tide Chart and Curves for Elbow Point

This tide graph shows the tidal curves and height above chart datum for the next 7 days.

Elbow Point Tide Times for Monday May 20, 2024

Type Time Height
High 02:46 6.0m
Low 07:18 4.2m
High 13:45 11.9m
Low 21:25 -1.4m

Upcoming High/Low Tides for Elbow Point

10h 08m until the next high tide

03h 41m until the next low tide

Location Map for Elbow Point

Locations Near Elbow Point

May 2024 Tide Table for Elbow Point

Low Tide High Tide
Day Time Height Time Height Time Height Time Height
May 1 12:56am 4.8m 8:31pm 0.6m - - 1:53pm 14.1m
May 2 7:15am -1.0m 8:59pm -0.6m 1:42am 5.3m 2:12pm 14.5m
May 3 7:49am -0.0m 9:32pm -1.5m 2:33am 5.4m 2:30pm 14.2m
May 4 8:21am 1.7m 10:06pm -1.8m 3:36am 5.3m 2:40pm 13.3m
May 5 8:46am 3.9m 10:40pm -1.5m 5:12am 5.3m 2:38pm 12.0m
May 6 - - 11:10pm -0.7m - - 2:21pm 10.9m
May 7 - - 11:29pm 0.4m - - 1:46pm 10.4m
May 8 - - 9:10pm 1.2m - - 12:43pm 11.2m
May 9 - - 8:39pm 0.1m - - 12:36pm 12.3m
May 10 2:49am 3.2m 8:57pm -0.6m - - 12:59pm 13.0m
May 11 2:29am 3.9m 9:26pm -0.8m - - 1:27pm 13.2m
May 12 2:47am 4.2m 10:01pm -0.3m - - 1:54pm 12.8m
May 13 3:10am 4.1m 10:40pm 0.5m - - 2:16pm 12.2m
May 14 3:32am 3.7m 11:23pm 1.6m - - 2:26pm 11.3m
May 15 3:49am 3.3m 9:03pm 2.4m - - 2:09pm 10.6m
May 16 12:44am 2.7m 8:40pm 1.8m - - 1:06pm 10.7m
May 17 12:37am 3.7m 8:44pm 0.9m - - 12:58pm 11.4m
May 18 1:21am 4.6m 8:55pm -0.1m - - 1:10pm 11.9m
May 19 7:03am 3.5m 9:10pm -0.9m 2:04am 5.4m 1:27pm 12.1m
May 20 7:18am 4.2m 9:25pm -1.4m 2:46am 6.0m 1:45pm 11.9m
May 21 7:30am 5.0m 9:42pm -1.5m 3:28am 6.4m 2:00pm 11.4m
May 22 - - 10:00pm -1.4m 4:14am 6.6m 2:11pm 10.9m
May 23 - - 10:20pm -1.0m 5:17am 6.5m 2:13pm 10.3m
May 24 - - 10:44pm -0.4m - - 1:53pm 9.9m
May 25 - - 11:08pm 0.3m - - 1:01pm 10.0m
May 26 - - 11:16pm 1.2m - - 12:36pm 10.7m
May 27 - - 10:12pm 1.8m - - 12:38pm 11.6m
May 28 1:08am 2.2m 8:37pm 1.5m - - 12:52pm 12.5m
May 29 1:39am 3.1m 8:21pm 0.3m - - 1:10pm 13.1m
May 30 2:24am 4.1m 8:34pm -1.0m - - 1:27pm 13.3m
May 31 3:14am 5.1m 8:55pm -2.1m - - 1:41pm 13.0m

The data and charts above provide the tide time predictions for Elbow Point for May 2024, with extra details provided for today, Monday May 20, 2024.

What are Tides?

The tides are very long waves that move across our oceans, and they are caused by the gravitational pull from the moon and, to a lesser extent, the sun.

When the highest point of the wave (also known as a crest) reaches a coastline, the coast experiences what we call a high tide. At the lowest point (also known as a trough) reaches the coast, we experience a low tide.

Tidal forces of the moon in the open ocean will form as bulges of water that face the moon, but around land mass and coast lines, the water is able to spread out onto land, which creates the tides.

Earth's tides change based on the gravitational pull of the moon as it orbits us. The gravitational pull of the moon is strongest on whichever side of the Earth is facing it, annd gravity pulls the oceans towards the moon, resulting in a high tide.

On the opposite side of Earth, the bulge is caused by inertia. The water moving away from the moon is able to result the gravitational forces trying to pull it in the opposition direction because the gravitational pull is weaker on the far side of Earth. Inertia wins, and this caused the ocean to bulge out and create a high tide.

As the Earth spins, different locations on the planet will face the moon, and this rotation is what allows the tides to cycle around the planet.

Types of Tides

There are two types, or extremes, of the tide. These are called the spring tide (also known as the King tide) and the neap tide. These tide types occur twice every month.

Neap Tides

When we experience a low tide, the Moon is facing the Earth at a right angle to the Sun. This means that the gravitational pull of the Moon and Sun actually work against each other. We call these tides neap tides, and it's when the difference between high and low tide is at its lowest.

A neap tide happens between two spring tides, twice a month when the first and last quarter Moon appears.

Spring Tides

When we experience a high tide, the Earth, Moon, and Sun are in alignment, and this creats a strong gravitational pull. A spring tide is when the high and low tide difference is at it's most extreme, the highest and the lowest tides of the month.

Tide Predictions for Elbow Point

Our tide prediction model for Elbow Point uses harmonic constants and the nearest available coordinates along with the Lowest Astronomical Tide (LAT) to define the chart datum.

Tide times and heights may not be 100% accurate and they also do not account for local weather conditions. We built this tool out of a love for tides and astronomical calculations but it is not intended to be used for navigation or any purpose where you would need to rely on the data being accurate.

If there are any errors or problems you find with the tide data for Elbow Point (or any other tidal station) please let us know.