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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). 1.2m 10 s period swell from E with 0.5m 4 s period wind swell from WNW
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Moderate
19 km/h
SW
Cross-Off
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Hicks Bay Surf Forecast / East Cape / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 pm Wednesday 18 Jul 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 15.1 °C (Statistics for 18 Jul 1981-2005 - mean: 15.3 max: 16.2 min: 14.3 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.4
E
1.1
ENE
1
ENE
1
ENE
0.9
ENE
0.8
ENE
0.8
ENE
0.8
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0.9
NE
0.8
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0.9
NE
0.9
NE
0.9
ENE
0.9
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0.9
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1.1
SSE
1.9
ESE
2.4
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2.5
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2.3
E
2.1
E
2.4
ENE
Period(s) (?)1010101010999999998889678888
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)408227179175142108106106120106103112107126126113119263590795682545745
Wind
(km/h)
10
NW
10
W
15
W
20
WNW
15
WNW
15
WSW
15
W
15
W
20
WNW
30
NW
35
NNW
25
NW
10
SW
10
SSW
20
SSE
20
SSE
25
SE
30
SE
35
SE
30
SE
15
E
25
ENE
20
NE
Wind State(?)cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
offcross-
off
crosscrosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
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High Tide
/ height (m)

11:15PM
2.28
11:38AM
2.14

12:07AM
2.19

12:34PM
2.07
12:58AM
2.11

1:30PM
2.00
1:50AM
2.03

2:27PM
1.96
2:42AM
1.97

3:23PM
1.94

3:36AM
1.93
4:21PM
1.94

4:29AM
1.90
5:15PM
1.96

Low Tide
/ height (m)


5:36AM
0.40
5:51PM
0.45

6:29AM
0.43

6:46PM
0.52
7:21AM
0.47

7:43PM
0.59
8:14AM
0.51

8:41PM
0.63
9:10AM
0.54

9:38PM
0.65
10:07AM
0.55

10:32PM
0.66
10:59AM
0.54

11:24PM
0.65

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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rain showers
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clear
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light rain
Summary
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Rain (mm)
--1-------626-----139631
High °C
1412131414141512141415151312131312131314161615
Low °C
1312121412121312121414151311111211121212141615
Chill °C (?)
141112131313141012121313121111119101014151514
Sunrise
--7:16--7:16--7:15--7:13--7:13--7:13--7:11--
Sunset
5:08--5:08--5:09--5:10--5:12--5:12--5:13--5:14-
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 7mm), mostly falling on Sat night. Cool air temperatures (max 15°C on Fri afternoon, min 12°C on Wed night). Winds increasing (light winds from the NW on Wed afternoon, fresh winds from the NNW by Sat night).Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 58mm), heaviest during Tue night. Cool air temperatures (max 16°C on Wed morning, min 11°C on Sun night). Mainly strong winds.

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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.