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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 Gisborne Airport 9 km from Sponge bay). 0.7m 9 s period swell from SSE with an additional 0.6m 9 s period swell from ESE , plus 0.9m 3 s period wind swell from NW
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Clean
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Sponge bay Surf Forecast / Gisborne and Mahia / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 pm Saturday 20 Apr 2019 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 18.5 °C (Statistics for 20 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 17.8 max: 19.1 min: 16.6 °C)

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Swell
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.6
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0.5
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0.4
SSE
0.4
SSE
0.3
SSE
0.3
SSE
0.3
SSE
0.3
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0.4
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0.3
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1.1
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0.6
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0.4
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0.5
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0.6
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0.5
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0.4
SSW
0.3
SSW
0.5
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0.3
SSW
Period(s) (?)991011111010999145510109918151312911
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)59413340222019162614364823304443412221096931025
Wind
(km/h)
10
NW
10
N
10
N
10
NNW
10
N
10
N
10
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0
SW
5
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15
SSW
20
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20
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15
SSW
10
SW
10
SSW
10
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10
NW
10
NW
10
WNW
10
NW
20
NW
5
WNW
10
WNW
Wind State(?)cross-
off
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High Tide
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7:03AM
2.09

7:34PM
2.09
7:49AM
2.05

8:21PM
2.07
8:36AM
2.00

9:09PM
2.04
9:27AM
1.93

9:57PM
1.98
10:17AM
1.88

10:47PM
1.93
11:07AM
1.82

11:38PM
1.88
11:57AM
1.78

12:28AM
1.84

Low Tide
/ height (m)
12:55AM
0.35

1:21PM
0.32
1:45AM
0.38

2:05PM
0.36
2:35AM
0.44

2:52PM
0.42

3:25AM
0.50
3:41PM
0.51

4:15AM
0.58
4:33PM
0.60

5:06AM
0.64
5:25PM
0.68

5:58AM
0.70

6:16PM
0.74

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
1521221618181616161516171616181521221620211814
Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
1421221618181616161515161516181521221620211813
Sunrise
-6:39--6:41--6:41--6:43--6:43--6:45--6:46---
Sunset
--5:30--5:30--5:29--5:27--5:25--5:24--5:23--
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 15mm), heaviest on Mon afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 22°C on Sun afternoon, min 13°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Sat night. Warm air temperatures (max 22°C on Fri afternoon, min 12°C on Fri 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.