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Mangawhai Heads ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.7
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.4
Crowds: 2.9

Overall: 3.7

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Mangawhai Heads Surf Forecast / Northland / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 am Friday 27 Apr 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 19.5 °C (Statistics for 27 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 18.4 max: 19.6 min: 17.4 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.3
NE
1.1
NE
1.7
NE
3.5
NNE
3
NNE
3
NE
2.3
NE
2
NE
1.6
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1.1
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1
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1
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0.8
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1.1
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0.9
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1
E
0.9
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2
ESE
2
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1.9
ESE
1.5
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1.9
E
4
ESE
Period(s) (?)1056899998999913121296610111212
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)145120915081341154288762634318115818111838023527612631526477057310394856
Wind
(km/h)
20
NE
25
NNE
30
NE
45
NNE
25
NNE
20
NNE
15
NNE
15
N
5
W
5
ENE
15
ENE
15
E
20
SSE
15
SSW
20
SSW
15
S
20
SE
25
SE
25
SSE
25
SSE
25
SSE
25
SE
20
SE
Wind State(?)cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crossglassglasscross-
on
oncrosscross-
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crosscross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

5:12PM
2.04

5:35AM
2.15

6:07PM
2.10
6:26AM
2.17

6:56PM
2.15
7:13AM
2.17

7:42PM
2.18
7:57AM
2.16

8:27PM
2.19
8:41AM
2.13

9:09PM
2.18
9:23AM
2.08

9:50PM
2.15
10:05AM
2.02

Low Tide
/ height (m)
11:00AM
0.24

11:22PM
0.27
11:53AM
0.19

12:15AM
0.24

12:42PM
0.14
1:04AM
0.22

1:28PM
0.11
1:51AM
0.22

2:11PM
0.11
2:35AM
0.23

2:53PM
0.13

3:19AM
0.26
3:34PM
0.17

4:00AM
0.31

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
cloudysome cloudsrain shwrsrisk thund- dermod. rainrisk thund- derrisk thund- derrisk thund- dersome cloudsclearclearrain shwrsrisk thund- dersome cloudsclearrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrsclearsome cloudsclearclearcloudy
Rain (mm)
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High °C
1918201920202120181920191920171717161416151517
Low °C
1818191920192019171819181818161717131316131416
Chill °C (?)
1917191820202120181920191920161716151215131316
Sunrise
6:56--6:56--6:56--6:58--6:58--7:00--7:01--7:01-
Sunset
-5:40--5:39--5:38--5:37--5:37--5:36--5:35--5:34
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 42mm), heaviest during Sat morning. Warm air temperatures (max 21°C on Sun morning, min 17°C on Sun night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the NE on Fri night, calm by Sun night).Long Range Forecast:Moderate rain (total 17mm), heaviest on Mon night. Warm air temperatures (max 20°C on Tue afternoon, min 13°C on Wed 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.