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The Box ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 4.2

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing glassy conditions at The Box (light winds from the NW at Rangiputa Karikari Peninsula wx 41 km from The Box). 1.5m swell from SW too big
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41 km away, 55 min ago

Light
9.7 km/h
NW
17.4
19.3
Air / Water (°C)
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The Box Surf Forecast / Northland / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 am Thursday 19 Jan 2017 NZDT

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

Today's The Box sea temperature is 19.3 °C (Statistics for 19 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 20.2 max: 22.2 min: 19.0 °C)

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Period(s) (?)121110101212131212129121212121110988131113
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)683403176820154148410831631739106434971019114329331228891635724466262142128292680
Wind
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20 NW20
35 NW35
25 SW25
25 WSW25
25 SW25
20 SSW20
10 ESE10
25 N25
30 NNE30
35 N35
30 SW30
30 SW30
20 SSW20
25 S25
30 S30
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15 SSE15
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10 SE10
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High Tide
/ height (m)
3:01AM
3.05

3:21PM
3.06
3:50AM
2.90

4:15PM
2.91

4:48AM
2.80
5:18PM
2.81

5:58AM
2.77
6:27PM
2.79

7:11AM
2.83

7:32PM
2.85
8:07AM
2.96

8:26PM
2.96
8:52AM
3.13

9:12PM
3.10

Low Tide
/ height (m)

9:14AM
0.97

9:44PM
0.95
10:06AM
1.11

10:35PM
1.05
11:05AM
1.21

11:38PM
1.11
12:16PM
1.24

12:50AM
1.10

1:27PM
1.17
1:52AM
1.00

2:22PM
1.04
2:41AM
0.87

3:06PM
0.90
3:24AM
0.74

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

Offshore winds at The Box blow from the E.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
1920191819191721212121211818191720211820201919
Low °C
1820191718181620202119191718181618191819191819
Chill °C (?)
1819191719191721212121211717181620211820201919
Sunrise
-6:31--6:33--6:33--6:35--6:35--6:37--6:37---
Sunset
--8:43--8:43--8:42--8:42--8:40--8:40--8:39--
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 19mm), heaviest on Sat night. Warm air temperatures (max 21°C on Sat morning, min 16°C on Fri night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the NW on Thu morning, light winds from the ESE by Fri night).Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 21°C on Sun afternoon, min 16°C on Mon night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SW on Sun afternoon, calm by Tue night).

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Information about the The Box Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for The Box provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at The Box can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our The Box 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 (The Box) 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 The Box 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 The Box, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Northland, consider staying in Houhora which is 45 km (28 miles) away.