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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 Wind reports 25 km away suggest it is still onshore at The Box (moderate winds from the W at Kaitaia). 2.5m swell from SW too big
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25 km away, 3 h 32 min ago

Moderate
25 km/h
W
18.0
18.5
Air / Water (°C)
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The Box Surf Forecast / Northland / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 am Monday 21 May 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 18.5 °C (Statistics for 21 May 1981-2005 - mean: 17.7 max: 18.4 min: 16.2 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2.5
WSW
3
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3.5
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3.5
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3.5
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3
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5
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Period(s) (?)1413141414141213151616151516171716151414141616
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)261327225020484642543037687210017157571528912302846410730209673530927464165061106296631135988611471211500
Wind
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20
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25
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45
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55
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35
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40
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40
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35
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Wind State(?)ononcross-
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High Tide
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2:18PM
3.17
2:50AM
3.25

3:26PM
3.06

4:00AM
3.17
4:35PM
3.02

5:10AM
3.15
5:43PM
3.04

6:13AM
3.18

6:46PM
3.13
7:08AM
3.25

7:38PM
3.26
7:56AM
3.32

8:22PM
3.38
8:39AM
3.37

Low Tide
/ height (m)


8:28PM
0.83
9:11AM
0.85

9:36PM
0.95
10:18AM
0.89

10:48PM
0.97
11:28AM
0.86

11:58PM
0.91

12:31PM
0.76
12:59AM
0.80

1:24PM
0.64
1:49AM
0.67

2:10PM
0.53
2:33AM
0.58


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)
-395511675114285--632411
High °C
1818181818181514151617181715161616181816151515
Low °C
1818171818171413141517171715151616171615141515
Chill °C (?)
1717171717171311131516171512141414171714131313
Sunrise
7:18--7:20--7:20--7:20--7:22--7:22--7:24--7:24-
Sunset
-5:28--5:28--5:27--5:25--5:25--5:24--5:24--5:24
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 55mm), heaviest during Tue night. Cool air temperatures (max 18°C on Mon morning, min 13°C on Wed afternoon). Winds increasing (moderate winds from the WNW on Mon afternoon, strong winds from the WNW by Tue night).Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 34mm), heaviest during Fri afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 18°C on Thu night, min 14°C on Sun night). Winds decreasing (near gales from the WSW on Fri afternoon, fresh winds from the W by Sat afternoon).

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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.