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  1. weather stationWind Update Still cross-shore at Waihau Bay (strong winds from the W at Hicks Bay 33 km from Waihau Bay). 0.9m 12 s period swell from ESE with an additional 0.6m 8 s period swell from NE , plus 3.0m 7 s period wind swell from WNW
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33 km away, 1 h 52 min ago

Strong
50 km/h
W
12.2
15.4
Air / Water (°C)
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Waihau Bay Surf Forecast / East Cape / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 pm Tuesday 14 Aug 2018 NZST

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

Today's Waihau Bay sea temperature is 15.4 °C (Statistics for 14 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 14.8 max: 15.6 min: 14.3 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2.1
NW
3
WNW
1.4
NW
0.6
ESE
0.6
ESE
0.5
ESE
0.5
ESE
1.1
WNW
1.8
WNW
1.7
NW
1.1
NW
1.1
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1.1
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0.8
NW
0.5
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0.4
NNW
0.5
NW
2.2
NNW
3
NW
2.3
NW
1.4
NW
1.7
WNW
0.9
NNW
Period(s) (?)789111111105677777776788858
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)44712452909895656360271287116103105692318204441109665226156109
Wind
(km/h)
30
W
40
W
30
WSW
30
W
20
SW
25
WSW
25
W
25
WNW
30
W
20
W
20
WSW
20
W
20
WSW
10
SSE
10
WSW
15
W
15
NW
35
NNW
40
WNW
25
W
20
WSW
35
W
40
WSW
Wind State(?)crosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
crosscrosscross-
off
crosscross-
off
offcross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscross-
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crosscross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

8:59PM
2.01
9:24AM
1.88

9:50PM
1.96
10:18AM
1.84

10:41PM
1.89
11:10AM
1.77

11:32PM
1.79

12:03PM
1.70
12:23AM
1.69

12:56PM
1.63
1:14AM
1.60

1:50PM
1.56
2:07AM
1.53

2:43PM
1.52

Low Tide
/ height (m)


3:15AM
-0.04
3:34PM
-0.02

4:07AM
-0.01
4:27PM
0.05

4:58AM
0.05
5:19PM
0.14

5:49AM
0.12

6:11PM
0.24
6:40AM
0.20

7:05PM
0.33
7:32AM
0.28

7:59PM
0.40
8:24AM
0.33

8:53PM
0.44

Note: the tide data above is for Whangaparaoa which is 7 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Waihau Bay.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Waihau Bay blow from the S.
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Summary
risk thund- derrain shwrssome cloudsrain shwrsclearclearclearrain shwrsrain shwrsrisk thund- derrain shwrsclearclearclearclearclearrain shwrsrisk thund- derrain shwrsrain shwrssome cloudsrain shwrssome clouds
Rain (mm)
38-1---4322-----11185-5-
High °C
1312141413141515141413121311121214151513121111
Low °C
131212141011141414141112128111111151411111111
Chill °C (?)
1091212111213131212111011101010121313101087
Sunrise
--6:52--6:50--6:50--6:48--6:48--6:46--6:45--
Sunset
5:31--5:31--5:32--5:34--5:35--5:36--5:37--5:37-
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 23mm), heaviest during Tue night. Cool air temperatures (max 15°C on Thu afternoon, min 10°C on Wed night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the W on Tue night, light winds from the WSW by Fri afternoon).Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 30mm), heaviest during Mon morning. Cool air temperatures (max 15°C on Mon morning, min 8°C on Sat night). Winds increasing (light winds from the S on Sat night, strong winds from the NW by Mon morning).

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Information about the Waihau Bay Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Waihau Bay provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Waihau Bay can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Waihau Bay 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 (Waihau Bay) 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 Waihau Bay 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.

Waihau Bay is 92 km (57 miles) from Whakatane. If you plan a holiday in East Cape, look for hotels and other accommodation in Whakatane. Whakatane has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.