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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 Continuing clean conditions at Cliffs (light winds from the NW at Gisborne-West 6 km from Cliffs). 0.5m 6 s period swell from S with 0.6m 4 s period wind swell from NNW
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Actual: 49 min ago

Light
6 km/h
NW
Clean
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Cliffs Surf Forecast / Gisborne and Mahia / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 pm Thursday 16 Aug 2018 NZST

Today's Cliffs sea temperature is 13.3 °C (Statistics for 16 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 14.1 max: 14.8 min: 13.5 °C)

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0
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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.4
SSE
0.2
S
0.3
ESE
0.3
ESE
0.2
WSW
0.2
WSW
0.4
SSW
0.6
S
0.7
S
0.5
S
0.4
SSE
0.5
S
0.4
SSE
0.4
SSE
0.3
SSE
0.2
S
0.2
S
0.1
S
0.1
SE
0.9
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.1
S
1.3
S
Period(s) (?)7610102546777109998871068910
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)153001272443261848292815551458212203307
Wind
(km/h)
10
NNE
10
NW
15
NNW
15
WNW
10
WNW
10
W
20
SW
15
SW
10
W
10
E
10
NW
10
NNE
20
N
15
NNW
10
N
10
NNW
25
WNW
15
NNW
20
WNW
25
SW
25
SW
20
SSW
10
W
Wind State(?)offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrossononcross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
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ononcross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

10:09PM
2.16
10:34AM
2.07

10:58PM
2.11
11:24AM
2.03

11:46PM
2.04

12:14PM
1.97
12:31AM
1.95

1:02PM
1.91
1:17AM
1.87

1:50PM
1.84
2:07AM
1.78

2:41PM
1.79

3:03AM
1.72
3:39PM
1.75

Low Tide
/ height (m)


4:26AM
0.45
4:44PM
0.49

5:15AM
0.50
5:34PM
0.56

6:04AM
0.54

6:24PM
0.63
6:51AM
0.59

7:14PM
0.69
7:38AM
0.65

8:06PM
0.73
8:26AM
0.69

9:01PM
0.77
9:20AM
0.73

9:59PM
0.78

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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Summary
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Rain (mm)
------32---2-------5---
High °C
17141717121412101113914171415151215151110118
Low °C
1413151410111077108101512131311141199107
Chill °C (?)
1713171610131081112813161314141114148786
Sunrise
--6:50--6:50--6:48--6:47--6:46--6:45--6:43--
Sunset
5:30--5:31--5:32--5:34--5:35--5:36--5:36--5:37-
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Sat afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 17°C on Thu afternoon, min 7°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 7mm), mostly falling on Mon morning. Cool air temperatures (max 17°C on Mon afternoon, min 7°C on Thu 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.