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Arawhata ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.5

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Arawhata (calm at Punihowx 25 km from Arawhata). 1.0m 13 s period swell from WSW with 0.7m 4 s period wind swell from SE
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25 km away, 35 min ago

Calm
2 km/h
SE
12.4
17.8
Air / Water (°C)
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Arawhata Surf Forecast / Taranaki / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 am Sunday 16 Dec 2018 NZDT

Arawhata surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's Arawhata sea temperature is 17.8 °C (Statistics for 16 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 16.5 max: 18.0 min: 14.6 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.9
WSW
0.9
WSW
0.8
WSW
0.8
SW
0.7
SW
0.7
SW
0.6
WSW
0.7
WSW
0.7
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0.7
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1.5
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1.3
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2.4
SE
1.7
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0.9
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0.7
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0.6
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0.6
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0.5
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2
WNW
2.5
WNW
3.5
W
3.5
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Period(s) (?)131312121212181716151410771312121212781312
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)3042771961691371442112462322428743575312592301591181146637273038444243
Wind
(km/h)
15
SE
5
SE
15
S
10
SE
10
WNW
15
W
10
NW
15
WNW
20
WNW
15
NW
15
NW
15
WNW
15
E
20
ESE
15
SSE
10
ENE
10
N
20
NNW
30
N
30
NW
25
WNW
35
W
30
WSW
Wind State(?)crosscrosscross-
on
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on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
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High Tide
/ height (m)

4:37AM
2.54
4:58PM
2.65

5:35AM
2.53
5:56PM
2.66

6:38AM
2.59
6:53PM
2.72

7:40AM
2.72

7:51PM
2.83
8:34AM
2.90

8:45PM
2.97
9:21AM
3.10

9:35PM
3.13
10:06AM
3.30

10:24PM
3.27

Low Tide
/ height (m)
10:24PM
0.93
10:47AM
1.00

11:20PM
0.91
11:47AM
0.98

12:19AM
0.85
12:49PM
0.90

1:20AM
0.73

1:50PM
0.77
2:16AM
0.58

2:44PM
0.61
3:06AM
0.43

3:32PM
0.43
3:53AM
0.28

4:18PM
0.29

4:39AM
0.18

Note: the tide data above is for Opunake Bay, New Zealand which is 7 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Arawhata.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Arawhata blow from the NE.
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Sunrise
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Sunset
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Short Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Wed morning. Warm air temperatures (max 22°C on Sun afternoon, min 17°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 9mm), mostly falling on Fri night. Warm air temperatures (max 20°C on Fri afternoon, min 16°C on Wed night). Winds increasing (calm on Wed afternoon, fresh winds from the W by Sat night).

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Information about the Arawhata Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Arawhata provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Arawhata can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Arawhata 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 (Arawhata) 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 Arawhata 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.

Are you planning a holiday in Taranaki? If you are looking for accommodation near Arawhata, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Taranaki, consider staying in New Plymouth which is 49 km (30 miles) away.