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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

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The Box Surf Forecast / Northland / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 pm Wednesday 27 May 2015 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 17.4 °C (Statistics for 27 May 1981-2005 - mean: 17.3 max: 18.3 min: 15.9 °C)

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Period(s) (?)1212111117161615142119181816151514151515141413
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Wave
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Energy(?)2160126975661750460211498445077991410302832673312242324791759299756915965577863937786
Wind
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20 SSW20
10 SSE10
15 ESE15
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20 ENE20
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20 N20
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High Tide
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4:47PM
2.73

5:17AM
2.84
5:51PM
2.80

6:14AM
2.90

6:49PM
2.92
7:06AM
3.01

7:37PM
3.08
7:51AM
3.13

8:17PM
3.25
8:33AM
3.26

8:55PM
3.41
9:12AM
3.38

9:32PM
3.54
9:51AM
3.46


Low Tide
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11:04PM
1.15
11:40AM
0.99

12:09AM
1.06

12:37PM
0.87
1:03AM
0.93

1:24PM
0.73
1:48AM
0.79

2:06PM
0.60
2:28AM
0.66

2:45PM
0.49

3:06AM
0.55
3:23PM
0.41

3:44AM
0.48


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)
2--1--1---32--16322418334
High °C
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
1413141510141512141413151515171616141310101111
Sunrise
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Sunset
17:24--17:24--17:23--17:23--17:23--17:22--17:22--17:22-
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 7mm), mostly falling on Sat night. Cool air temperatures (max 16°C on Thu afternoon, min 12°C on Wed night). Winds increasing (light winds from the SE on Wed night, fresh winds from the NE by Sat night).Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 75mm), heaviest during Mon night. Cool air temperatures (max 18°C on Mon morning, min 12°C on Tue afternoon). Winds increasing (moderate winds from the NNE on Sun night, strong winds from the WNW by Wed 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.