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Sandy Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.0

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  1. weather stationWind Update Cross-shore wind at Tauranga Bay have swung cross-off (light winds from the ESE at Mahinepua Bay Kaeo wx 1 km from Tauranga Bay). 0.6m 10 s period swell from ESE with 0.6m 4 s period wind swell from ENE
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Actual: 37 min ago

Calm
4.3 km/h
NW
Clean
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Sandy Bay Surf Forecast / Northland / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 pm Sunday 16 Dec 2018 NZDT

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

Today's Sandy Bay sea temperature is 18.3 °C (Statistics for 16 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 18.6 max: 20.0 min: 17.1 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.5
E
0.5
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0.4
ESE
0.3
NE
0.6
ENE
0.8
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0.8
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0.4
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0.4
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0.4
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Period(s) (?)1010910677891111101010999866101010
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)4846291630516898194431453367245142825454374842273737
Wind
(km/h)
15
E
15
E
5
E
15
E
15
E
0
N
5
ESE
10
NNE
10
SW
10
WSW
15
NNW
15
WNW
20
N
15
WSW
10
W
10
W
10
WSW
20
NW
20
NW
20
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15
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15
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15
SW
Wind State(?)cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
onglassglasscross-
on
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off
offcrosscross-
off
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off
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High Tide
/ height (m)

2:20PM
2.07
2:36AM
1.93

3:09PM
2.06
3:32AM
1.94

4:02PM
2.08

4:34AM
1.99
4:57PM
2.12

5:35AM
2.08
5:54PM
2.18

6:33AM
2.20
6:51PM
2.26

7:28AM
2.34

7:47PM
2.35
8:22AM
2.46

Low Tide
/ height (m)


8:37PM
0.64
8:49AM
0.70

9:28PM
0.61
9:45AM
0.70

10:22PM
0.57
10:43AM
0.67

11:16PM
0.49
11:41AM
0.61

12:10AM
0.40
12:38PM
0.53

1:03AM
0.30

1:32PM
0.43
1:55AM
0.20


Note: the tide data above is for Tutukaka Harbour, New Zealand which is 10 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Sandy Bay.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Sandy Bay blow from the WSW.
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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 (?)
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Sunrise
6:01--6:01--6:01--6:01--6:01--6:03--6:03--6:03-
Sunset
-8:34--8:34--8:35--8:36--8:36--8:37--8:37--8:37
Short Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Tue afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 24°C on Wed afternoon, min 17°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 27mm), heaviest during Thu morning. Warm air temperatures (max 25°C on Sat morning, min 16°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Sandy Bay Surf forecast

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

Sandy Bay is 25 km (16 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.