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Napier - The Gap ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.7

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Napier - The Gap Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind SW

Sea Temperature Today is: 21.8 °C

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Thursday, 21 February 2019, 15:31 Local time
Thursday 21Fri
Wave (m) 0.3
Period (s) 8 8 6 7
Wind (km/h) 10
N 10
NNW 10
N 10
Wind State cross-
cross cross-

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The Gap(Napier) in Hawkes Bay is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the southwest. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around low tide.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Napier, New Zealand, 6 km from Napier - The Gap.

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Napier - The Gap Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Napier Airport, 2 km from Napier - The Gap.

light winds from the E

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Air temperature
27.9 °C

Current weather near Napier - The Gap

Buoy Data:

At Bay of Plenty Buoy, 121 miles from Napier - The Gap.

  9AM 10AM 11AM 12PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 1.18
Dominant period (s) 11.8 11.8 11.8 9.5

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Overall Napier - The Gap Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in February

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  • The closest passenger airport to Napier - The Gap is Taupo Airport (TUO) in New Zealand, 104 km (65 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Napier - The Gap is Gisborne Airport (GIS), also in New Zealand, 129 km (80 miles) away.
  • Third is Palmerston North Airport (PMR) in New Zealand, 145 km (90 miles) away.
  • Rotorua Airport (ROT) in New Zealand is 156 km (97 miles) away.
  • Whakatane Airport (WHK), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Napier - The Gap and is 169 km (105 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Napier - The Gap, Hawkes Bay. Use the tab navigation above to view Napier - The Gap sea temperature, Napier - The Gap photographs, Napier - The Gap detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Napier - The Gap webcams, current wind from Hawkes Bay live weather stations and Napier - The Gap tide predictions. The New Zealand swell maps link will open up the big picture showing New Zealand and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from New Zealand wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Napier - The Gap.