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Sponge bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.1

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  1. weather stationWind Update Cross-shore wind has turned cross-on at Blacks Reef (moderate winds from the S at Nuhaka East Coast wx 7 km from Blacks Reef). 3.7m 10 s period wind swell from S is too big
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2 h 24 min ago

Moderate
24 km/h
WSW
Cross-Shore
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Sponge bay Surf Forecast / Gisborne and Mahia / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 am Monday 28 May 2018 NZST

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

Today's Sponge bay sea temperature is 16.1 °C (Statistics for 28 May 1981-2005 - mean: 16.2 max: 17.9 min: 14.4 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
4
S
3.5
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4
S
3.5
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4.5
SSE
4
SSE
4
SSE
3.5
SSE
2.5
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1.7
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0.9
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0.6
ESE
0.5
SE
Period(s) (?)1011111112121211111312111111111212111111101010
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)3394268035253226574644884024327018021818145910146876909308558224373032241606848
Wind
(km/h)
30
SSW
30
SSW
25
SSW
25
S
25
SSW
25
SSW
20
SW
20
SW
15
WSW
15
WSW
15
SW
10
WSW
10
WSW
10
SSE
5
WNW
10
ENE
15
NE
25
NE
15
NNE
15
NNE
15
NNE
15
NNE
15
NNE
Wind State(?)cross-
on
cross-
on
onononcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
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cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

5:14PM
1.90

5:27AM
1.88
5:59PM
1.89

6:09AM
1.85

6:43PM
1.88
6:51AM
1.81

7:26PM
1.86
7:34AM
1.78

8:09PM
1.84
8:20AM
1.76

8:52PM
1.82
9:08AM
1.75




Low Tide
/ height (m)
10:55AM
0.48

11:20PM
0.55
11:41AM
0.48

12:06AM
0.56

12:23PM
0.48
12:52AM
0.59

1:05PM
0.51
1:39AM
0.62

1:47PM
0.55
2:25AM
0.65

2:32PM
0.60

3:12AM
0.66




Note: the tide data above is for Gisborne, New Zealand which is 5 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Sponge bay.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Sponge bay blow from the N.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
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Low °C
911101111101011881091012101214131616161616
Chill °C (?)
78888871089981313121313131718151919
Sunrise
7:13--7:13--7:13--7:15--7:16--7:16--7:16--7:18-
Sunset
-4:55--4:54--4:54--4:54--4:53--4:53--4:52--4:52
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 22mm), heaviest during Mon night. Cool air temperatures (max 12°C on Wed afternoon, min 8°C on Wed night). Mainly fresh winds.Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 32mm), heaviest during Sat night. Cool air temperatures (max 19°C on Mon morning, min 9°C on Thu night). Winds increasing (calm on Fri night, fresh winds from the NE by Sat night).

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Information about the Sponge bay Surf forecast

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

Are you planning a holiday in Gisborne and Mahia? If you are looking for accommodation near Sponge bay, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Gisborne and Mahia, consider staying in Gisborne which is 8 km (5 miles) away.