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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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  1. weather stationWind Update Wind reports 49 km away suggest it is still onshore at Mangawhai Heads (light winds from the ENE at Mokohinau). 0.8m 7 s period swell from NE with 0.6m 7 s period wind swell from N
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49 km away, 37 min ago

Light
15 km/h
ENE
23.0
21.5
Air / Water (°C)
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Mangawhai Heads Surf Forecast / Northland / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 pm Saturday 20 Jan 2018 NZDT

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 21.5 °C (Statistics for 20 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 20.1 max: 21.7 min: 18.8 °C)

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Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.9
NE
0.9
NE
0.8
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0.7
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0.6
NE
0.6
NE
0.6
NE
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0.9
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Period(s) (?)777777888777799999111010109
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)827362524243555140455237206164818168242225190132181
Wind
(km/h)
15
NE
20
NE
10
N
15
NNE
20
NNE
15
NNE
5
ENE
15
NNE
5
E
5
NNW
10
NNE
10
SW
10
SSW
10
SSW
15
WSW
5
S
15
ENE
5
NNE
10
NE
15
ENE
10
E
15
ESE
15
E
Wind State(?)cross-
on
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crosscross-
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cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
10:29AM
2.12

10:42PM
1.97
11:07AM
2.11

11:22PM
1.96
11:46AM
2.10

12:04AM
1.94
12:25PM
2.08

12:49AM
1.92

1:08PM
2.05
1:36AM
1.92

1:57PM
2.03
2:30AM
1.93

2:50PM
2.02
3:29AM
1.96


Low Tide
/ height (m)

4:40PM
0.34

4:49AM
0.26
5:20PM
0.34

5:29AM
0.29
5:59PM
0.34

6:09AM
0.32
6:42PM
0.34

6:53AM
0.36

7:27PM
0.33
7:43AM
0.40

8:17PM
0.32
8:36AM
0.42

9:11PM
0.29
9:37AM
0.42

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 (?)
2323222323222122222626222527212323212323212223
Sunrise
6:24--6:26--6:26--6:28--6:28--6:31--6:31--6:33-
Sunset
-8:37--8:37--8:37--8:37--8:36--8:36--8:35--8:34
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 15mm), heaviest on Tue afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 26°C on Tue morning, min 21°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 27°C on Wed afternoon, min 19°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.