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Mangawhai Heads ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.4
Consistency of Surf: 3.2
Difficulty Level: 2.9
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.5
Crowds: 2.6

Overall: 3.4

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  1. weather stationWind Update Cross-off winds at Tauranga Bay are now cross-shore so expect speed-bumps in the surf (light winds from the W at Mahinepua Far North District wx 2 km from Tauranga Bay). 0.9m 10 s period swell from ENE with 1.0m 3 s period wind swell from WNW
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Actual: 35 min ago

Moderate
25.9 km/h
WNW
Offshore
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Mangawhai Heads Surf Forecast / Northland / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 am Monday 24 Sep 2018 NZST

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

Today's Mangawhai Heads sea temperature is 14.7 °C (Statistics for 24 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 15.0 max: 16.1 min: 13.4 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.7
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Period(s) (?)9999910101011101010121211141413121111105
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)90696643292020102322212127261016163212109914
Wind
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15
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35
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Wind State(?)offoffoffoffcross-
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High Tide
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6:53PM
2.04
7:13AM
1.98

7:33PM
2.09
7:54AM
2.04

8:12PM
2.13
8:34AM
2.09

8:51PM
2.15
9:15AM
2.12

9:31PM
2.15
9:57AM
2.13

10:12PM
2.12
10:41AM
2.12

10:57PM
2.09
11:28AM
2.10

Low Tide
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12:39PM
0.35
1:06AM
0.34

1:21PM
0.30
1:46AM
0.27

2:01PM
0.26
2:25AM
0.22

2:41PM
0.24

3:04AM
0.18
3:22PM
0.24

3:44AM
0.17
4:04PM
0.25

4:26AM
0.17
4:49PM
0.29

5:12AM
0.20

Note: the tide data above is for Black Swamp which is 5 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Mangawhai Heads.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Mangawhai Heads blow from the W.
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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 (?)
15161191091112101312101514101516131518141517
Sunrise
6:07--6:07--6:05--6:03--6:01--6:01--5:58--5:58-
Sunset
-6:19--6:20--6:20--6:21--6:22--6:22--6:23--6:23
Short Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Mon afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 17°C on Mon afternoon, min 10°C on Mon night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the WSW on Tue morning, light winds from the SW by Thu night).Long Range Forecast:Moderate rain (total 10mm), heaviest 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 Mangawhai Heads Surf forecast

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

Mangawhai Heads is 46 km (29 miles) from the city of Whangarei. If you plan a holiday in Northland, look for hotels and other accommodation in Whangarei. Whangarei has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.