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  1. weather stationWind Update Cross-off wind 40 km from Happy Jacks has become light (calm at Gisborne Airport). Waves should be turning clean at Happy Jacks. 0.8m 6 s period swell from NE with 1.1m 3 s period wind swell from NW
    Happy Jacks
  2. weather stationWind Update Cross-off wind 49 km from Blacks Reef has become light (calm at Gisborne Airport). Waves should be turning clean at Blacks Reef. 0.7m 4 s period wind swell from NW
    Blacks Reef
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40 km away, 53 min ago

Calm
4 km/h
ENE
13.9
16.4
Air / Water (°C)
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Happy Jacks Surf Forecast / Gisborne and Mahia / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 am Wednesday 23 May 2018 NZST

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 16.4 °C (Statistics for 23 May 1981-2005 - mean: 16.2 max: 17.6 min: 14.3 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.5
NE
0.3
NE
0.3
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0.7
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0.1
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0.1
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0.4
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2.3
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1.8
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Period(s) (?)666-68--15181271210121211101010101111
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)1657041100425251314611474914403724321058598408386467476
Wind
(km/h)
25
WNW
20
WNW
25
WSW
15
W
25
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25
WNW
30
WNW
25
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15
WNW
35
SW
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25
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SSW
35
SSW
35
SSW
20
WSW
15
WSW
10
SE
10
NNW
5
WNW
0
SE
Wind State(?)cross-
off
offcross-
off
offoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
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cross-
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cross-
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cross-
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offcross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

12:24PM
1.69
12:52AM
1.75

1:22PM
1.65
1:47AM
1.71

2:21PM
1.64
2:41AM
1.67

3:16PM
1.64

3:35AM
1.64
4:07PM
1.66

4:27AM
1.63







Low Tide
/ height (m)


6:36PM
0.11
7:11AM
0.09

7:34PM
0.16
8:06AM
0.14

8:32PM
0.21
8:59AM
0.20

9:29PM
0.25
9:52AM
0.26

10:22PM
0.29
10:43AM
0.31







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
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
1514101315131513989131097888121110812
Sunrise
7:09--7:11--7:11--7:13--7:13--7:13--7:15--7:16-
Sunset
-4:58--4:58--4:57--4:57--4:55--4:55--4:54--4:54
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 12mm), heaviest on Sat morning. Cool air temperatures (max 16°C on Wed morning, min 10°C on Wed night). Winds increasing (light winds from the NW on Fri night, strong winds from the SW by Sat afternoon).Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 8mm), mostly falling on Sun morning. Cool air temperatures (max 15°C on Sat night, min 9°C on Mon night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the SSW on Sun night, calm by Wed afternoon).

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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.