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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 clean conditions at Mahia Spit (calm at Mahia Heights 5 km from Mahia Spit). 0.5m 11 s period swell from E with 1.1m 6 s period wind swell from S
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Calm
4 km/h
ESE
Clean
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Mahia Spit Surf Forecast / Gisborne and Mahia / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 pm Tuesday 19 Jun 2018 NZST

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 14.5 °C (Statistics for 19 Jun 1981-2005 - mean: 14.9 max: 16.6 min: 13.8 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.5
E
0.5
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0.1
NE
1.7
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2.3
ESE
3
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1.8
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Period(s) (?)1110-1068810111110101110998811512--
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)57510423260413366671808101869655650527913910336122221100
Wind
(km/h)
25
SSW
25
SSE
15
SSE
40
ESE
35
E
40
SE
40
SSE
35
SSE
25
S
25
SW
15
W
10
NNW
5
ENE
15
WNW
15
WNW
20
NW
25
NW
25
NNW
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NNW
25
W
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WNW
Wind State(?)cross-
off
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cross-
off
crosscross-
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crosscross-
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cross-
off
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High Tide
/ height (m)

10:47PM
1.71
11:17AM
1.56

11:43PM
1.65

12:14PM
1.52
12:39AM
1.59

1:11PM
1.49
1:33AM
1.52

2:07PM
1.45
2:27AM
1.47

3:00PM
1.43

3:19AM
1.42
3:51PM
1.42

4:08AM
1.39
4:39PM
1.42

Low Tide
/ height (m)


5:06AM
-0.00
5:26PM
0.04

6:02AM
0.04

6:23PM
0.10
6:58AM
0.08

7:20PM
0.16
7:52AM
0.12

8:15PM
0.21
8:44AM
0.16

9:09PM
0.24
9:34AM
0.19

10:01PM
0.26
10:22AM
0.20

10:50PM
0.27

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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Rain (mm)
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High °C
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
11111079977878101310101312151514121410
Sunrise
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Sunset
4:52--4:52--4:52--4:52--4:52--4:52--4:52--4:53-
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 17mm), heaviest on Wed afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 13°C on Tue afternoon, min 8°C on Fri night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the SSE on Thu afternoon, light winds from the W by Fri night).Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 16°C on Mon morning, min 9°C on Sat morning). Winds increasing (calm on Sat afternoon, strong winds from the WNW by Tue night).

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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.