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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 Cross-shore wind at Shipwrecks Bay-Peaks have swung cross-off (fresh winds from the WSW at Rangiputa Karikari Peninsula wx 35 km from Shipwrecks Bay-Peaks). 3.9m 11 s period wind swell from WSW
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41 km away, 1 h 7 min ago

Moderate
34.9 km/h
WSW
15.3
15.1
Air / Water (°C)
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The Box Surf Forecast / Northland / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 am Wednesday 15 Aug 2018 NZST

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 15.1 °C (Statistics for 15 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 15.1 max: 16.1 min: 14.3 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
4.5
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3.5
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3.5
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4.5
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Period(s) (?)111111131615161515141313121213818111015131211
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)4477396230523722489939196132671960794337366227781624113774636240413279543665423347685041
Wind
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40
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40
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25
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Wind State(?)cross-
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High Tide
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12:17PM
3.61
12:38AM
3.64

1:03PM
3.41
1:24AM
3.38

1:50PM
3.19
2:13AM
3.13

2:42PM
2.99

3:11AM
2.92
3:45PM
2.84

4:21AM
2.78
5:03PM
2.79

5:34AM
2.76

6:15PM
2.85
6:39AM
2.83

Low Tide
/ height (m)


6:29PM
0.36
6:58AM
0.42

7:16PM
0.59
7:44AM
0.63

8:06PM
0.84
8:32AM
0.85

9:00PM
1.05
9:27AM
1.04

10:04PM
1.20
10:35AM
1.16

11:22PM
1.25
11:53AM
1.15

12:32AM
1.18


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)
21-1-154-1-----337-32632
High °C
1515151616161616151515141515161615151515141414
Low °C
1515151516151615141514131415151615151514141413
Chill °C (?)
1313131515141415131314131414141513141414121111
Sunrise
7:07--7:07--7:05--7:05--7:03--7:03--7:01--7:00-
Sunset
-5:55--5:55--5:57--5:58--5:59--5:59--6:00--6:00
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 24mm), heaviest during Thu night. Cool air temperatures (max 16°C on Thu morning, min 13°C on Sat night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SW on Wed morning, light winds from the WSW by Sat night).Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 29mm), heaviest during Mon afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 16°C on Sun night, min 13°C on Sat night). Winds increasing (calm on Sat night, strong winds from the WSW by Wed morning).

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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.