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Mahanga Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Mahanga Beach (calm at Peninsula Mahia wx 6 km from Mahanga Beach). 0.6m 10 s period swell from ESE
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Mahanga Beach Surf Forecast / Gisborne and Mahia / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 pm Friday 17 Aug 2018 NZST

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

Today's Mahanga Beach sea temperature is 13.1 °C (Statistics for 17 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 13.8 max: 14.6 min: 13.2 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.6
ESE
0.5
E
0.5
E
0.4
ESE
1.4
S
1.2
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1
S
0.9
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0.8
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0.8
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0.7
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1
NNE
0.6
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0.6
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0.6
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0.6
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2
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1.9
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1.9
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1.7
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2.5
SSE
2.5
SSE
2.2
SSE
Period(s) (?)101010967779910791010119101010131414
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)74484628166135100881031019211151748492709666724569231326411770
Wind
(km/h)
15
WNW
20
W
20
W
35
SW
25
SW
10
W
15
E
15
NW
25
NNE
20
N
20
NNW
10
NNE
10
NNE
20
WSW
25
SW
30
SSW
20
SW
15
SW
10
SSW
10
NNW
15
WNW
5
NNE
15
WSW
Wind State(?)cross-
off
offoffcross-
off
cross-
off
offoncross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
crosscrossoffcross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

10:47PM
1.80
11:12AM
1.75

11:39PM
1.72

12:07PM
1.70
12:30AM
1.65

1:01PM
1.65
1:21AM
1.59

1:54PM
1.62
2:12AM
1.54

2:43PM
1.59

3:01AM
1.50
3:30PM
1.57

3:49AM
1.47
4:16PM
1.55

Low Tide
/ height (m)


5:06AM
0.15
5:30PM
0.21

5:56AM
0.22

6:23PM
0.28
6:46AM
0.29

7:16PM
0.34
7:36AM
0.35

8:08PM
0.38
8:25AM
0.39

8:57PM
0.40
9:15AM
0.40

9:45PM
0.41
10:05AM
0.40

10:31PM
0.41

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

Offshore winds at Mahanga Beach blow from the W.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
161313111111111115171414151211111010109151613
Low °C
151112108810911151313131011119998111511
Chill °C (?)
151111881199131613141510887897151612
Sunrise
--6:50--6:50--6:48--6:47--6:46--6:43--6:43--
Sunset
5:31--5:32--5:34--5:35--5:36--5:37--5:37--5:37-
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 7mm), mostly falling on Sat afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 17°C on Mon afternoon, min 8°C on Sat night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SW on Sat afternoon, calm by Sun morning).Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 4mm), mostly falling on Wed morning. Cool air temperatures (max 16°C on Fri afternoon, min 8°C on Thu night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SSW on Wed morning, calm by Thu night).

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Information about the Mahanga Beach Surf forecast

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

Mahanga Beach is 43 km (27 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.