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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 Cross-off winds at Blacks Reef are now cross-shore so expect speed-bumps in the surf (moderate winds from the SSE at Mahia Heights 7 km from Blacks Reef). 0.6m 12 s period swell from SSW
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Actual: 53 min ago

Moderate
20 km/h
SSE
Cross-Shore
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Mahia Spit Surf Forecast / Gisborne and Mahia / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 am Monday 10 Dec 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 16.9 °C (Statistics for 10 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 16.8 max: 18.3 min: 15.1 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.4
NE
0.3
E
0.5
S
0.5
E
0.9
ENE
1
ENE
1.1
E
1.1
E
1.3
E
1.3
E
1.3
E
1.1
E
1.1
E
1.1
E
1
E
0.8
E
1
ESE
0.7
E
0.5
E
0.5
E
0.7
NNE
0.3
ESE
0.3
ESE
Period(s) (?)48119111110101111111111111010710109499
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)51204320624026025042641840828727727421413096944643161515
Wind
(km/h)
25
SW
15
SSE
10
SE
10
E
25
ENE
25
NE
5
NW
10
N
10
W
15
WSW
10
ESE
20
E
25
E
25
E
5
ENE
5
SW
15
ESE
5
W
5
SSW
20
ENE
15
WNW
0
E
20
E
Wind State(?)offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
onglasscross-
on
cross-
off
offcrosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
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glassoffcrossglassoffcross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)


9:10PM
1.41
9:35AM
1.50

9:55PM
1.38
10:19AM
1.48

10:39PM
1.35
11:03AM
1.45

11:24PM
1.32
11:46AM
1.42

12:09AM
1.30
12:30PM
1.39

12:54AM
1.28

1:14PM
1.37
1:41AM
1.27


Low Tide
/ height (m)

3:05PM
0.20
3:18AM
0.17

3:50PM
0.21

4:02AM
0.20
4:34PM
0.23

4:46AM
0.23
5:19PM
0.26

5:29AM
0.27
6:03PM
0.28

6:13AM
0.30
6:48PM
0.30

6:58AM
0.33

7:32PM
0.31
7:45AM
0.35

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
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
1718181616161819181818171817181818181820211920
Low °C
1718151516161719161718171717171818161718171920
Chill °C (?)
1618181515151819181818171716181818181820211920
Sunrise
5:35--5:35--5:35--5:35--5:35--5:35--5:35--5:37-
Sunset
-8:25--8:27--8:28--8:28--8:29--8:30--8:30--8:30
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 46mm), heaviest during Tue night. Cool air temperatures (max 19°C on Wed afternoon, min 15°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 45mm), heaviest during Fri morning. Warm air temperatures (max 21°C on Sun night, min 16°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.