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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 Continuing clean conditions at Sponge bay (calm at Wildish Street Gisborne wx 4 km from Sponge bay). 1.0m 10 s period swell from E with an additional 0.5m 7 s period swell from S
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Clean
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Sponge bay Surf Forecast / Gisborne and Mahia / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 am Saturday 15 Dec 2018 NZDT

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 17.1 °C (Statistics for 15 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 17.3 max: 18.8 min: 15.6 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.9
E
0.8
E
0.7
E
0.5
E
0.5
E
0.4
ESE
0.5
S
0.4
S
0.8
S
0.7
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0.5
S
0.6
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0.6
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0.5
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0.7
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0.9
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0.9
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0.8
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0.6
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0.7
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0.6
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0.5
S
Period(s) (?)101010999613111012101314121010988121111
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)167127924543261555141967871121938010214311782421348959
Wind
(km/h)
5
SSE
10
ESE
10
SW
15
SSW
15
SSE
5
W
5
NE
20
ENE
10
N
5
NE
15
E
10
WSW
5
SE
15
E
5
SSW
10
ESE
10
ENE
5
NNW
5
N
15
NE
10
NNW
20
NNW
20
WNW
Wind State(?)glasscrosscross-
on
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oncrosscross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
12:45PM
1.86

1:02AM
1.79

1:29PM
1.88
1:48AM
1.80

2:12PM
1.89
2:34AM
1.81

2:55PM
1.88
3:20AM
1.84

3:39PM
1.88

4:05AM
1.87
4:26PM
1.88

4:53AM
1.91
5:16PM
1.89

5:44AM
1.95

Low Tide
/ height (m)


7:06PM
0.65
7:13AM
0.68

7:52PM
0.63
7:58AM
0.67

8:36PM
0.61
8:44AM
0.65

9:18PM
0.58
9:30AM
0.63

10:01PM
0.55
10:17AM
0.61

10:47PM
0.52
11:07AM
0.59

11:36PM
0.48
11:59AM
0.57

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)
-32------------116-----
High °C
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Low °C
2018151818131821172424172320161718142125192226
Chill °C (?)
2120171920152121202627212421181918172225202226
Sunrise
5:37--5:37--5:37--5:37--5:37--5:37--5:39--5:39-
Sunset
-8:28--8:29--8:29--8:30--8:30--8:30--8:31--8:31
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Sat afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 27°C on Tue afternoon, min 13°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 8mm), mostly falling on Thu night. Warm air temperatures (max 26°C on Sat afternoon, min 14°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

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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.