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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 Previously calm conditions have become cross-shore at Blacks Reef (light winds from the SSE at Mahia Heights 7 km from Blacks Reef). 0.9m 10 s period swell from SSW
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Actual: 48 min ago

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11 km/h
SE
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Cliffs Surf Forecast / Gisborne and Mahia / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 am Sunday 21 Oct 2018 NZDT

Today's Cliffs sea temperature is 14.2 °C (Statistics for 21 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 14.9 max: 16.3 min: 13.8 °C)

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Swell
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.6
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0.4
SSW
0.3
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0.3
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0.4
SSE
0.5
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0.5
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0.4
SSE
0.4
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0.6
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0.3
SSW
0.2
SSW
0.2
S
0.2
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0.4
SE
Period(s) (?)131491110101010109981010956588986
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)125631322365351323117167104241218136669
Wind
(km/h)
5
S
15
ESE
5
WNW
5
SSE
15
ESE
5
WNW
5
SE
15
E
5
NNW
5
NE
10
ENE
15
WNW
10
NW
5
WNW
10
WNW
5
SSE
15
SE
10
ESE
15
ESE
10
ESE
10
WNW
5
WNW
15
SE
Wind State(?)cross-
on
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High Tide
/ height (m)

4:20PM
1.81

4:53AM
1.79
5:15PM
1.85

5:39AM
1.85
6:02PM
1.89

6:23AM
1.90
6:44PM
1.93

7:05AM
1.95

7:25PM
1.96
7:48AM
1.99

8:06PM
1.97
8:32AM
2.02

8:49PM
1.97
9:17AM
2.04

Low Tide
/ height (m)
10:10AM
0.76

10:42PM
0.67
11:02AM
0.71

11:30PM
0.63
11:48AM
0.65

12:16AM
0.58
12:31PM
0.60

12:59AM
0.52

1:13PM
0.56
1:41AM
0.48

1:57PM
0.53
2:22AM
0.45

2:42PM
0.51
3:06AM
0.44


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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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
1817141817141918162222182324181513131415141619
Low °C
1615121515131717141922152022141413131315121619
Chill °C (?)
1817141817141918162222172324181512121314141619
Sunrise
6:13--6:11--6:09--6:09--6:07--6:07--6:05--6:03-
Sunset
-7:30--7:32--7:34--7:35--7:36--7:37--7:37--7:38
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 22°C on Wed morning, min 12°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Moderate rain (total 14mm), heaviest on Fri afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 24°C on Thu afternoon, min 12°C on Sat night). 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.