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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 (light winds from the E at Mahia Heights 5 km from Mahia Spit). 0.5m 11 s period swell from ENE with 1.9m 9 s period wind swell from S
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Actual: 47 min ago

Light
6 km/h
E
Clean
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Mahia Spit Surf Forecast / Gisborne and Mahia / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 am Wednesday 26 Sep 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 12.6 °C (Statistics for 26 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 14.1 max: 15.3 min: 13.3 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.4
ENE
0.4
ENE
0.4
ENE
0.4
ENE
0.4
ENE
0.4
E
0.4
E
0.3
E
0.6
NE
0.3
ENE
0.3
E
0.3
NW
0.7
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0.1
NE
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0.2
S
0.3
ESE
0.4
NE
0.2
S
0.1
NE
0.1
NE
0.8
S
0.2
E
Period(s) (?)10101111101212114414211310102317231711
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)3336373736424223144321008012000010
Wind
(km/h)
35
W
30
SW
10
SW
15
SW
15
SSE
10
N
5
N
15
ENE
10
NW
10
W
25
ENE
25
W
10
NW
15
NNE
25
NNW
15
WSW
20
E
15
N
15
W
20
ENE
10
W
10
SSW
15
E
Wind State(?)cross-
off
offoffoffcross-
off
cross-
on
glasscross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
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on
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High Tide
/ height (m)


6:47PM
1.45
7:11AM
1.42

7:31PM
1.46
7:54AM
1.45

8:14PM
1.47
8:39AM
1.48

8:59PM
1.48
9:24AM
1.49

9:45PM
1.48
10:11AM
1.51

10:33PM
1.47
11:01AM
1.52

11:25PM
1.47


Low Tide
/ height (m)

12:35PM
0.22
1:01AM
0.20

1:19PM
0.20
1:44AM
0.18

2:04PM
0.19
2:27AM
0.16

2:49PM
0.17

3:11AM
0.14
3:35PM
0.16

3:57AM
0.14
4:24PM
0.16

4:45AM
0.13
5:15PM
0.16

5:37AM
0.13

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 showers
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
13129911101010101411111618141412111617151313
Sunrise
5:50--5:50--5:48--5:47--5:45--5:43--5:41--5:39-
Sunset
-6:07--6:08--6:09--6:09--6:10--6:12--6:13--6:14
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 10mm), heaviest on Thu morning. Cool air temperatures (max 15°C on Wed morning, min 9°C on Wed night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the W on Wed morning, calm by Thu night).Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Sun night. Cool air temperatures (max 18°C on Sun afternoon, min 10°C on Sat 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.