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  1. weather stationWind Update Recent cross-onshore wind has turned cross-shore at Te Araroa (near gales from the NW at Hicks Bay 11 km from Te Araroa). 2.6m 7 s period wind swell from NW
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Gale
56 km/h
NW
16.7
18.5
Air / Water (°C)
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Waihau Bay Surf Forecast / East Cape / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 pm Tuesday 22 May 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 18.5 °C (Statistics for 22 May 1981-2005 - mean: 17.3 max: 18.5 min: 14.9 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2.3
NW
3
NW
2
NNW
1.6
NW
1.2
NW
1.6
W
2.2
WNW
2
WNW
1.9
NW
1.8
NW
1.7
NNW
1.1
NW
0.4
NNW
1.6
W
1.1
NW
0.3
ESE
0.2
ESE
0.2
ESE
0.2
ESE
0.2
ESE
0.2
ESE
0.1
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Period(s) (?)789986678891086712121212111110-
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)48511095643541771704184184384354802302416912227151313121120
Wind
(km/h)
35
NW
30
WNW
25
W
25
SW
25
WSW
25
W
35
WNW
25
W
25
WNW
15
WSW
25
S
20
SW
20
WSW
25
W
25
WSW
15
SW
20
SSW
15
SSW
10
SW
5
SSW
10
W
10
SW
10
SW
Wind State(?)cross-
on
crosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrosscrosscrosscross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
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offoffcross-
off
offcrossoffcross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)
12:41AM
1.81

1:11PM
1.66
1:40AM
1.76

2:13PM
1.63
2:38AM
1.72

3:12PM
1.62

3:35AM
1.69
4:11PM
1.63

4:30AM
1.67
5:04PM
1.65

5:20AM
1.66
5:54PM
1.67

6:07AM
1.65

6:39PM
1.69

Low Tide
/ height (m)

7:00AM
0.17

7:20PM
0.19
8:00AM
0.19

8:21PM
0.25
8:59AM
0.20

9:21PM
0.28
9:56AM
0.20

10:19PM
0.30
10:47AM
0.19

11:12PM
0.30
11:36AM
0.18

12:01AM
0.29

12:22PM
0.17
12:48AM
0.28

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- derrisk thund- derrain shwrssome cloudsclearclearrain shwrsrain shwrsrisk thund- derheavy rainsome cloudsclearclearrain shwrsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclear
Rain (mm)
16182---931014---3---------
High °C
171612121314151514121213111414111112812131010
Low °C
171312101214141413101111101313991079111010
Chill °C (?)
161491011121313121010119121299106121299
Sunrise
-7:07--7:07--7:07--7:09--7:09--7:11--7:11---
Sunset
--5:01--5:00--5:00--5:00--5:00--4:59--4:59--
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 72mm), heaviest during Wed morning. Cool air temperatures (max 17°C on Tue night, min 10°C on Wed night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the NW on Tue night, light winds from the SSE by Fri night).Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Sun morning. Cool air temperatures (max 14°C on Sun morning, min 7°C on Mon night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the WSW on Sun morning, light winds from the W by Tue 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.