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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 SW at Hicks Bay 4 km from Hicks Bay). 1.0m 10 s period swell from E
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Cross-Off
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Hicks Bay Surf Forecast / East Cape / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 am Saturday 15 Dec 2018 NZDT

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 18.3 °C (Statistics for 15 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 18.1 max: 19.7 min: 16.3 °C)

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2
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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.9
ESE
0.8
ESE
0.7
E
0.6
E
0.5
E
0.8
SSE
0.3
ESE
0.3
NE
0.4
SSE
0.4
NE
0.6
NE
0.8
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1.1
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1.3
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1.3
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0.8
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0.6
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0.5
NE
0.5
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0.5
NE
Period(s) (?)1010109959912889111110109988111010
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)17013190634226151345254488273368408296203996457555353
Wind
(km/h)
10
NNW
10
NNW
5
WSW
10
SE
15
SE
15
SSE
10
ESE
15
N
10
WNW
20
NW
25
NW
15
NW
5
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5
NW
5
SE
10
E
10
N
5
W
10
N
20
NW
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WNW
35
NW
40
WNW
Wind State(?)crosscrossoffcrosscross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glassglasscrosscross-
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cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

1:21PM
2.00
1:27AM
1.87

2:05PM
1.99
2:17AM
1.87

2:50PM
1.99
3:09AM
1.89

3:36PM
2.00

4:02AM
1.93
4:26PM
2.03

4:58AM
1.98
5:18PM
2.07

5:56AM
2.06
6:13PM
2.12

6:53AM
2.15

Low Tide
/ height (m)


7:40PM
0.68
7:42AM
0.70

8:26PM
0.68
8:32AM
0.74

9:12PM
0.67
9:25AM
0.76

10:00PM
0.65
10:20AM
0.77

10:52PM
0.63
11:15AM
0.75

11:46PM
0.59
12:10PM
0.71

12:40AM
0.53


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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Summary
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Rain (mm)
237-------------2-2--22
High °C
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Low °C
1920172019151818172020192322181919171921192021
Chill °C (?)
2020182020151919172122192423192020182121202021
Sunrise
5:39--5:39--5:39--5:39--5:39--5:41--5:41--5:41-
Sunset
-8:23--8:23--8:24--8:25--8:25--8:27--8:27--8:28
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 12mm), heaviest on Sat night. Warm air temperatures (max 22°C on Tue afternoon, min 15°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 8mm), mostly falling on Sat morning. Warm air temperatures (max 24°C on Wed morning, min 17°C on Thu night). Winds increasing (calm on Wed morning, strong winds from the WNW by Sat afternoon).

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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.