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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 The wind is still cross-off at Cliffs (light winds from the NW at Gisborne-West 6 km from Cliffs). 1.4m 11 s period swell from S with 0.6m 4 s period wind swell from NNW
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Actual: 31 min ago

Moderate
18 km/h
NW
Cross-Off
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Cliffs Surf Forecast / Gisborne and Mahia / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 am Wednesday 23 Jan 2019 NZDT

Today's Cliffs sea temperature is 20.9 °C (Statistics for 23 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 19.3 max: 20.6 min: 18.2 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.6
S
0.5
S
0.5
S
0.5
S
0.5
S
0.8
S
0.8
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0.7
S
0.6
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0.5
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0.4
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0.6
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0.7
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0.6
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0.4
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0.3
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0.3
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0.3
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0.3
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0.3
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0.3
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0.3
S
Period(s) (?)121313131313121111101014131312121212111111109
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)9984828587209172119835233144173114754725242321201615
Wind
(km/h)
10
NW
5
SW
20
ENE
15
W
15
SSE
10
SE
10
ESE
10
SE
10
ESE
5
NNW
10
N
15
NE
15
NW
5
SSW
15
ESE
5
W
5
NE
20
ENE
5
NW
5
E
15
ENE
5
NE
5
NE
Wind State(?)cross-
off
oncross-
off
crosscross-
on
crosscross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
oncrosscrossoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoff
High Tide
/ height (m)

8:23AM
2.13

8:48PM
2.04
9:19AM
2.19

9:45PM
2.09
10:14AM
2.22

10:40PM
2.10
11:10AM
2.22

11:35PM
2.09
12:03PM
2.18

12:28AM
2.06
12:53PM
2.13

1:21AM
2.02

1:41PM
2.05
2:12AM
1.96

Low Tide
/ height (m)
2:02AM
0.39

2:45PM
0.49
2:59AM
0.37

3:41PM
0.45
3:55AM
0.38

4:35PM
0.44

4:51AM
0.41
5:28PM
0.45

5:44AM
0.45
6:21PM
0.47

6:37AM
0.50

7:11PM
0.49
7:28AM
0.56

8:00PM
0.52

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
clearclearclearclearsome cloudslight rainmod. rainlight rainsome cloudssome cloudsclearsome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclear
Rain (mm)
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High °C
1926262419161617181724252025242128282528282219
Low °C
1623241917161616181521251923231925272125252019
Chill °C (?)
1926262419161617181724252025242128282528282219
Sunrise
-6:07--6:09--6:11--6:11--6:13--6:13--6:15---
Sunset
--8:29--8:29--8:28--8:27--8:25--8:25--8:24--
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 11mm), heaviest on Thu night. Warm air temperatures (max 26°C on Wed morning, min 15°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 28°C on Mon morning, min 19°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.