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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 (near gales from the W at Hicks Bay 4 km from Hicks Bay). 0.5m 8 s period swell from SSE with 3.0m 8 s period wind swell from WNW
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Cross-Off
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Hicks Bay Surf Forecast / East Cape / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 pm Monday 26 Aug 2019 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 15.3 °C (Statistics for 26 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 14.6 max: 15.6 min: 13.7 °C)

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0
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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.7
SSE
0.4
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0.9
NW
0.3
SE
1.1
S
1.1
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0.3
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0.7
SSE
0.4
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0.5
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0.4
ESE
0.4
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1.1
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1
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0.4
ESE
0.4
ESE
0.3
ESE
0.8
SSE
Period(s) (?)9108101010128131112111111121212121112111111
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)6528016002367445852474748618344361278464122170
Wind
(km/h)
40
W
30
W
10
WSW
15
W
5
S
0
ESE
5
N
10
WNW
20
W
25
W
20
W
20
W
20
W
15
SSE
25
SSE
20
SSE
15
SSE
5
WNW
15
WNW
15
W
10
W
20
WNW
20
WNW
Wind State(?)cross-
off
offoffoffcross-
off
glasscrosscross-
off
offcross-
off
offoffcross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrosscrossglasscross-
off
offoffcross-
off
cross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)

2:47AM
1.94

3:29PM
1.98

3:49AM
2.00
4:36PM
2.08

4:51AM
2.07
5:35PM
2.20

5:51AM
2.14

6:28PM
2.30
6:47AM
2.20

7:19PM
2.37
7:41AM
2.25

8:10PM
2.37
8:34AM
2.27

9:02PM
2.34
Low Tide
/ height (m)

8:52PM
0.70
9:16AM
0.58

9:52PM
0.66
10:17AM
0.53

10:52PM
0.60
11:15AM
0.44

11:51PM
0.52

12:10PM
0.35
12:49AM
0.43

1:04PM
0.28
1:43AM
0.34

1:58PM
0.24
2:36AM
0.27

2:52PM
0.23

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)
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High °C
151213121012121013131214141213129121310141412
Low °C
138111181010911121012131011108101110121211
Chill °C (?)
13912109121281111101212111110711128131210
Sunrise
--6:35--6:33--6:33--6:31--6:30--6:28--6:26--
Sunset
5:39--5:40--5:42--5:43--5:44--5:44--5:45--5:45-
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 15°C on Mon afternoon, min 8°C on Mon night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the W on Mon afternoon, calm by Wed morning).Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 14°C on Fri morning, min 8°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

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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.