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  1. weather stationWind Update Calm condsitions have become offshore at Happy Jacks (light winds from the WNW at Mahia Heights 9 km from Happy Jacks). 0.5m 8 s period swell from E
    Happy Jacks
  2. weather stationWind Update Previously calm conditions have become cross-shore at Blacks Reef (light winds from the WNW at Mahia Heights 7 km from Blacks Reef). 0.5m 11 s period swell from SSW
    Blacks Reef
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Actual: 56 min ago

Light
11 km/h
WNW
Offshore
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Happy Jacks Surf Forecast / Gisborne and Mahia / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 pm Wednesday 20 Feb 2019 NZDT

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

Today's Happy Jacks sea temperature is 21.2 °C (Statistics for 20 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 19.4 max: 21.1 min: 17.9 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.6
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0.3
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0.7
NE
0.8
NNE
0.7
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0.5
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0.5
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0.9
ENE
0.9
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6
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SSE
4.5
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2.4
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1.9
SSE
Period(s) (?)118765131211111212131212111314141313121211
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)931245372879671861832482843553142501531209218286151768411710027621517917
Wind
(km/h)
10
N
20
E
10
W
10
N
15
NNE
15
N
15
N
5
NNW
15
N
10
N
15
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15
NW
20
WNW
15
WNW
45
SW
50
SW
50
SW
45
SSW
35
SSW
30
SW
10
WNW
5
NNW
25
ENE
Wind State(?)crossonoffcrosscross-
on
crosscrosscross-
off
crosscrosscrosscross-
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off
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cross-
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cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)


7:14PM
1.82
7:41AM
1.97

8:13PM
1.85
8:38AM
1.98

9:09PM
1.88
9:33AM
1.96

10:03PM
1.88
10:27AM
1.91

10:55PM
1.86
11:22AM
1.84

11:48PM
1.81
12:16PM
1.76

12:42AM
1.75


Low Tide
/ height (m)

1:04PM
0.02
1:25AM
-0.04

2:02PM
-0.02
2:21AM
-0.07

2:59PM
-0.04
3:17AM
-0.05

3:53PM
-0.02

4:14AM
0.00
4:47PM
0.03

5:10AM
0.07
5:40PM
0.10

6:06AM
0.15
6:33PM
0.17

7:00AM
0.23

Note: the tide data above is for Waikokopu, New Zealand which is 9 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Happy Jacks.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Happy Jacks blow from the W.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
2626232425222525221922201821171514151618172221
Low °C
2226202225192124191921161717141514151617151820
Chill °C (?)
2626232425222525221922201721161211121417172221
Sunrise
6:41--6:41--6:43--6:43--6:45--6:47--6:48--6:48-
Sunset
-8:01--8:00--7:59--7:58--7:55--7:54--7:52--7:52
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 18mm), heaviest on Sat morning. Warm air temperatures (max 26°C on Wed morning, min 19°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 32mm), heaviest during Sun night. Warm air temperatures (max 22°C on Wed morning, min 14°C on Sun night). Winds decreasing (near gales from the SW on Sun night, light winds from the NNW by Wed morning).

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Information about the Happy Jacks Surf forecast

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

Happy Jacks is 39 km (24 miles) from the city of Gisborne. If you plan a holiday in Gisborne and Mahia, look for hotels and other accommodation in Gisborne. Gisborne has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.