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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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The Box Surf Forecast / Northland / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 am Saturday 30 Jul 2016 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 15.5 °C (Statistics for 30 Jul 1981-2005 - mean: 15.3 max: 16.4 min: 14.6 °C)

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Period(s) (?)141413131315151413131313121117161810161610917
Surfscale.metric
Wave
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Energy(?)694959225418524551179053649154818422875564953570190312569218284361092709506347492647
Wind
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25 WNW25
35 W35
35 WSW35
30 WSW30
30 WSW30
20 W20
25 NW25
40 WNW40
45 WSW45
30 SW30
30 WSW30
20 WSW20
15 NW15
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20 NNE20
30 NNE30
35 NNE35
25 NNW25
20 SSE20
20 S20
20 E20
40 E40
35 E35
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High Tide
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6:49PM
3.27
7:11AM
3.26

7:47PM
3.44
8:08AM
3.38

8:36PM
3.60
8:57AM
3.49

9:20PM
3.70
9:41AM
3.57

10:02PM
3.75
10:21AM
3.59

10:41PM
3.74
10:59AM
3.56

11:18PM
3.67
11:36AM
3.49

Low Tide
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12:27PM
0.85
1:02AM
0.83

1:30PM
0.71
1:59AM
0.67

2:23PM
0.56
2:48AM
0.52

3:09PM
0.43

3:32AM
0.43
3:52PM
0.37

4:14AM
0.39
4:32PM
0.36

4:55AM
0.41
5:10PM
0.42

5:34AM
0.46

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)
114----31------5910--215
High °C
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Low °C
1515131314141415141514141515151616151514131211
Chill °C (?)
141413121213121312131314151515141416141413109
Sunrise
7:24--7:22--7:22--7:20--7:20--7:20--7:18--7:18-
Sunset
-5:44--5:45--5:45--5:45--5:46--5:47--5:47--5:49
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 10mm), heaviest on Sat night. Cool air temperatures (max 16°C on Sat morning, min 13°C on Sat night). Winds increasing (light winds from the WSW on Sun night, strong winds from the WSW by Mon night).Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 32mm), heaviest during Thu afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 17°C on Thu night, min 11°C on Sat afternoon). Winds increasing (light winds from the NNE on Wed night, strong winds from the E by Sat 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.