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Hicks Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 4.5

Overall: 3.2

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-off at Hicks Bay (light winds from the W at Hicks Bay 4 km from Hicks Bay). no significant swell
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15 km/h
W
Cross-Off
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Hicks Bay Surf Forecast / East Cape / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 pm Thursday 26 Apr 2018 NZST

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

Today's Hicks Bay sea temperature is 18.2 °C (Statistics for 26 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 18.3 max: 19.7 min: 17.1 °C)

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Rating
(10 max)
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
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3
4
4
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3
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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.8
SSE
0.4
NE
0.3
N
0.3
NE
1.2
NE
2
NE
3
NE
4.5
NNE
3.5
NNE
3
NNE
3
NE
2.5
NE
1.7
NNE
2.4
E
2.3
E
2.1
E
1.7
E
1.6
ESE
1.6
ESE
1.2
ESE
3
SSE
2.5
SSE
2
SSE
Period(s) (?)1610210568109999911121212121212887
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)3632411467321932380420731611137410795301394153012297867437034321132843415
Wind
(km/h)
15
NW
10
NW
15
N
15
N
25
NNE
30
NE
40
NE
45
NNE
30
NNE
25
NNE
5
N
10
NW
15
NW
15
W
15
W
10
W
10
SSE
0
SE
20
WNW
40
SSE
40
SSE
30
SSE
15
SSE
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffcross-
off
glasscross-
off
crosscrosscrosscross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)
3:33PM
1.97

4:08AM
2.08
4:35PM
1.99

5:03AM
2.09
5:33PM
2.03

5:54AM
2.09

6:26PM
2.07
6:42AM
2.08

7:15PM
2.11
7:28AM
2.06

7:59PM
2.12
8:13AM
2.05





Low Tide
/ height (m)

9:50PM
0.50
10:28AM
0.47

10:49PM
0.49
11:25AM
0.43

11:45PM
0.47

12:18PM
0.39
12:38AM
0.45

1:07PM
0.37
1:27AM
0.45

1:52PM
0.35
2:14AM
0.45






Note: the tide data above is for Hicks Bay, New Zealand which is 2 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Hicks Bay.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Hicks Bay blow from the WSW.
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clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
moderate rain
heavy rain
thunderstorm
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clear
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clear
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partially cloudy
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Summary
clearclearsome cloudssome cloudsrain shwrsrain shwrsmod. rainheavy rainrisk thund- derrisk thund- derrisk thund- derclearclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsclearsome cloudsclearclearclear
Rain (mm)
----331018181815------------
High °C
1715181818181819191919201917191817181917131412
Low °C
1615171717181818191918181816171716161712131212
Chill °C (?)
1615181817171718181819201917191817181916101210
Sunrise
--6:43--6:43--6:45--6:46--6:47--6:48--6:48--
Sunset
5:25--5:23--5:22--5:22--5:21--5:20--5:19--5:17-
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 238mm), heaviest during Sat night. Cool air temperatures (max 19°C on Sat night, min 15°C on Thu night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the NNE on Sat night, calm by Sun night).Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 20°C on Mon morning, min 12°C on Wed night). Winds increasing (calm on Wed morning, strong winds from the SSE by Wed night).

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Information about the Hicks Bay Surf forecast

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

Are you planning a holiday in East Cape? If you are looking for accommodation near Hicks Bay, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in East Cape, consider staying in Gisborne which is 122 km (76 miles) away.