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Cliffs ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.0

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  1. weather stationWind Update Onshore wind has changed to cross-on at Blacks Reef (moderate winds from the WSW at Nuhaka East Coast wx 7 km from Blacks Reef). 3.9m 10 s period wind swell from S is too big
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Moderate
17 km/h
S
Onshore
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Cliffs Surf Forecast / Gisborne and Mahia / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 pm Monday 28 May 2018 NZST

Today's Cliffs sea temperature is 16.0 °C (Statistics for 28 May 1981-2005 - mean: 16.2 max: 17.9 min: 14.9 °C)

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1
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0
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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.7
S
2
S
1.8
S
2.1
SSE
1.8
SSE
1.8
SSE
1.7
S
1.3
SSE
1.1
SSE
1
SSE
0.9
SSE
0.8
SSE
0.8
SSE
0.8
SE
0.1
S
0.7
SE
0.7
SE
0.6
SE

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0.3
SE

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Period(s) (?)111011121212111113121211111214121111--10--
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)6708677641354980897733401421325211151151221413712576001600
Wind
(km/h)
25
SW
25
SSW
25
S
25
SSW
20
SW
20
SW
20
SW
15
WSW
10
WSW
10
SSW
10
W
5
W
10
E
5
NNW
15
NE
25
NE
25
NE
15
N
15
NNE
10
N
15
NNE
15
N
20
NNW
Wind State(?)onononononcross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
oncrosscrosscross-
off
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffoffoffoffcross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)
5:14PM
1.90

5:27AM
1.88
5:59PM
1.89

6:09AM
1.85

6:43PM
1.88
6:51AM
1.81

7:26PM
1.86
7:34AM
1.78

8:09PM
1.84
8:20AM
1.76

8:52PM
1.82
9:08AM
1.75





Low Tide
/ height (m)

11:20PM
0.55
11:41AM
0.48

12:06AM
0.56

12:23PM
0.48
12:52AM
0.59

1:05PM
0.51
1:39AM
0.62

1:47PM
0.55
2:25AM
0.65

2:32PM
0.60

3:12AM
0.66





Note: the tide data above is for Gisborne, New Zealand which is 3 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Cliffs.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Cliffs blow from the NNE.
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rain showers
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rain showers
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partially cloudy
clear
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rain showers
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partially cloudy
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Summary
rain shwrsheavy rainlight rainrain shwrsrain shwrssome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudsrain shwrsheavy rainmod. rainsome cloudslight rainrain shwrsrisk thund- dersome clouds
Rain (mm)
211323----------3269-122-
High °C
111111111111121011129121312151415171815181715
Low °C
11101111109118810881211131413161615161515
Chill °C (?)
88888910810118121212131213171814181714
Sunrise
--7:13--7:13--7:15--7:16--7:16--7:16--7:18--
Sunset
4:55--4:54--4:54--4:54--4:53--4:53--4:53--4:52-
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 21mm), heaviest during Mon night. Cool air temperatures (max 12°C on Wed afternoon, min 8°C on Wed night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SSW on Mon night, light winds from the W by Thu night).Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 43mm), heaviest during Sat night. Cool air temperatures (max 18°C on Sun afternoon, min 8°C on Fri morning). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Cliffs Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Cliffs provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Cliffs can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Cliffs 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 (Cliffs) 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 Cliffs 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 Gisborne and Mahia? If you are looking for accommodation near Cliffs, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Gisborne and Mahia, consider staying in Gisborne which is 6 km (4 miles) away.