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Tapuaetahi ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.2
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 3.8

Overall: 3.2

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Tapuaetahi (light winds from the SE at Purerua (aut) 2 km from Tapuaetahi). 0.8m 10 s period swell from E
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6 km/h
SE
Clean
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Tapuaetahi Surf Forecast / Northland / New Zealand

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

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

Today's Tapuaetahi sea temperature is 18.3 °C (Statistics for 16 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 18.8 max: 20.1 min: 17.3 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.7
E
0.5
E
0.5
E
0.4
ESE
0.8
ENE
0.8
ENE
0.9
ENE
0.9
ENE
0.9
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1.1
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1.4
NE
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0.7
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0.6
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0.6
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0.4
NE
1
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1.1
NW
0.7
NNW
0.4
NE
Period(s) (?)10101096677891111101099991055610
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)100494729374579841201904084233391791268456563741653737
Wind
(km/h)
10
E
10
E
20
E
10
ESE
15
E
20
ENE
5
SSE
5
SE
10
N
15
SSW
10
WSW
20
W
15
WNW
25
NW
15
WNW
15
W
10
WNW
20
WNW
20
WNW
25
NW
25
WNW
15
W
10
WSW
Wind State(?)crosscrosscrosscross-
off
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off
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crosscrosscross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
2:01AM
2.04

2:36PM
2.16
2:54AM
2.03

3:27PM
2.16
3:54AM
2.05

4:20PM
2.18

4:56AM
2.10
5:14PM
2.21

5:54AM
2.19
6:08PM
2.26

6:49AM
2.29

7:02PM
2.32
7:42AM
2.40

7:55PM
2.39

Low Tide
/ height (m)

8:13AM
0.95

8:54PM
0.89
9:06AM
0.99

9:47PM
0.89
10:05AM
1.00

10:41PM
0.86
11:06AM
0.98

11:35PM
0.79
12:03PM
0.92

12:28AM
0.71
12:56PM
0.84

1:20AM
0.61

1:48PM
0.75
2:12AM
0.52

Note: the tide data above is for Doves Bay, New Zealand which is 9 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Tapuaetahi.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Tapuaetahi blow from the S.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
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Low °C
1820201720201821211620221720201720231821201717
Chill °C (?)
1921211821211923212023241922221822242021211917
Sunrise
-6:03--6:03--6:03--6:05--6:05--6:05--6:05---
Sunset
--8:34--8:35--8:36--8:36--8:37--8:37--8:37--
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 23°C on Tue morning, min 16°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Moderate rain (total 18mm), heaviest on Wed night. Warm air temperatures (max 24°C on Wed afternoon, min 17°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Tapuaetahi Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Tapuaetahi provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Tapuaetahi can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Tapuaetahi 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 (Tapuaetahi) 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 Tapuaetahi 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 Northland? If you are looking for accommodation near Tapuaetahi, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Northland, consider staying in Whangarei which is 73 km (45 miles) away. Alternatively, find information about places to stay and car hire in Houhora which is 91 km (57 miles) away