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Mahia Spit ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.3
Consistency of Surf: 1.3
Difficulty Level: 4.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.5
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.5

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing glassy conditions at Mahia Spit (light winds from the NE at Nuhaka East Coast wx 18 km from Mahia Spit). 1.4m 13 s period swell from ESE with 1.9m 7 s period wind swell from NE
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18 km away, 56 min ago

Light
9.7 km/h
NE
15.5
19.7
Air / Water (°C)
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Mahia Spit Surf Forecast / Gisborne and Mahia / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 am Thursday 18 Jan 2018 NZDT

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

Today's Mahia Spit sea temperature is 19.7 °C (Statistics for 18 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 18.8 max: 20.9 min: 17.4 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.4
ESE
1.1
SE
2.5
NNE
0.7
ESE
0.8
ESE
0.7
ESE
0.5
SE
0.9
NNE
0.8
NE
0.7
NE
0.4
NE
0.6
ENE
1.3
NNE
1
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1.2
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0.4
NE
0.4
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0.5
NE
0.4
NE
0.5
NE
1.2
NNE
1
NNE
Period(s) (?)13127121112116666366668387766
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)6693475861311601175774464014611873801212432919269664
Wind
(km/h)
25
NNE
25
NNE
20
NE
25
NNE
15
N
15
NE
15
NNW
15
NNE
25
NE
15
WNW
5
NNE
25
ENE
15
NW
10
N
15
NE
15
NNW
5
NNE
20
ENE
5
WNW
0
N
20
NE
10
N
10
N
Wind State(?)cross-
on
ononcross-
on
cross-
on
oncrosscross-
on
oncross-
off
glassoncrosscross-
on
oncrossoncross-
on
glassglassoncross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

7:40AM
1.44

7:56PM
1.36
8:24AM
1.46

8:41PM
1.36
9:06AM
1.46

9:23PM
1.36
9:46AM
1.46

10:07PM
1.36
10:27AM
1.46

10:48PM
1.36
11:09AM
1.45

11:32PM
1.37
11:51AM
1.45

12:18AM
1.38

Low Tide
/ height (m)
1:21AM
0.22

1:52PM
0.26
2:05AM
0.21

2:37PM
0.25
2:48AM
0.21

3:20PM
0.24
3:30AM
0.22

4:01PM
0.24

4:12AM
0.23
4:44PM
0.23

4:53AM
0.24
5:26PM
0.22

5:38AM
0.24
6:09PM
0.21

6:24AM
0.23

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

Offshore winds at Mahia Spit blow from the SW.
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Summary
clearsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsclearclearsome cloudssome cloudsclearclearrain shwrslight rainrisk thund- derrain shwrsclearrisk thund- derrisk thund- derclearsome cloudssome cloudsclear
Rain (mm)
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High °C
2023252223252425282524252520262425232424242321
Low °C
1820241920232022252123232020242123232223242121
Chill °C (?)
2023252223252425282524252520262425232424242321
Sunrise
-6:01--6:03--6:03--6:05--6:07--6:07--6:09---
Sunset
--8:34--8:32--8:32--8:31--8:30--8:30--8:30--
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 28°C on Sat afternoon, min 18°C on Wed night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the NNE on Wed night, light winds from the NNE by Sun morning).Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 34mm), heaviest during Mon night. Warm air temperatures (max 26°C on Mon afternoon, min 20°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Mahia Spit Surf forecast

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

Mahia Spit is 48 km (30 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.