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Cray Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.2
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 4.2

Overall: 3.3

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Cray Bay Surf Forecast / Hawkes Bay / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 am Tuesday 20 Feb 2018 NZDT

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

Today's Cray Bay sea temperature is 19.2 °C (Statistics for 20 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 18.7 max: 20.7 min: 17.3 °C)

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3
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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.3
ENE
0.3
ENE
1.2
NE
0.8
NE
0.6
NE
0.6
ENE
1.1
S
1.3
SSW
1.8
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1.7
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1.5
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1.3
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1.4
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1.6
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1.6
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1.1
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1
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0.9
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0.6
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0.6
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1.2
ENE
0.8
ENE
0.4
S
Period(s) (?)1010789912121111101012121212121412126612
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)1818127677153347486836673470314526762714316271297101951095245
Wind
(km/h)
25
N
30
N
25
NNW
15
NW
10
NW
10
NW
5
N
35
SSE
15
SW
5
SW
20
ENE
5
W
10
SSW
15
E
15
NNE
10
NNW
20
NNE
0
NNE
15
N
30
NE
15
NNW
10
NW
10
W
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffoffglasscross-
on
crosscrosscross-
on
glasscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
off
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off
cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)


10:07PM
1.41
10:29AM
1.47

10:53PM
1.43
11:15AM
1.47

11:42PM
1.45
12:04PM
1.47

12:32AM
1.48
12:56PM
1.47

1:26AM
1.52

1:52PM
1.48
2:22AM
1.55

2:48PM
1.50
3:20AM
1.59


Low Tide
/ height (m)

3:58PM
0.19

4:16AM
0.19
4:43PM
0.17

5:02AM
0.18
5:29PM
0.16

5:51AM
0.17
6:18PM
0.14

6:44AM
0.15

7:09PM
0.12
7:40AM
0.13

8:05PM
0.09
8:38AM
0.11

9:01PM
0.07
9:37AM
0.08

Note: the tide data above is calculated at the surf break location.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Cray Bay blow from the NW.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
2627252526211918171818181920192426222425232324
Low °C
2425202225171718141618161820161926182025202324
Chill °C (?)
2627252526211917161818181920192426222425232324
Sunrise
6:43--6:45--6:46--6:47--6:48--6:48--6:50--6:50-
Sunset
-8:06--8:05--8:04--8:01--8:00--7:59--7:58--7:55
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 6mm), mostly falling on Thu morning. Warm air temperatures (max 27°C on Tue afternoon, min 14°C on Thu night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the N on Tue afternoon, calm by Fri night).Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 26°C on Sun afternoon, min 16°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Cray Bay Surf forecast

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

Cray Bay is 26 km (16 miles) from the city of Hastings. If you plan a holiday in Hawkes Bay, look for hotels and other accommodation in Hastings. Hastings has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.