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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-off at Waihau Bay (strong winds from the SE at Hicks Bay 33 km from Waihau Bay). 0.5m 5 s period swell from WNW with 1.1m 5 s period wind swell from SE
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33 km away, 1 h 29 min ago

Strong
41 km/h
SE
16.0
21.3
Air / Water (°C)
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Waihau Bay Surf Forecast / East Cape / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 pm Thursday 24 Jan 2019 NZDT

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 21.3 °C (Statistics for 24 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 20.2 max: 21.5 min: 19.1 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.4
NE
0.4
NE
0.4
NE
0.4
ENE
0.8
ENE
0.9
ENE
0.9
ENE
0.9
ENE
0.8
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0.6
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0.5
NNW
0.8
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0.5
NNW
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0.5
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0.7
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0.7
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0.7
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0.8
NE
0.8
ENE
1
NE
0.9
ENE
Period(s) (?)99911111010109991691515149998999
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)233130461491661461351006561155901351091066767658694145119
Wind
(km/h)
20
ESE
20
ESE
10
ESE
15
E
10
ENE
10
NW
20
NW
15
WNW
20
W
20
WNW
5
ESE
5
NNE
10
NNW
10
WNW
10
NW
15
NW
5
NW
10
N
15
NNW
5
NNW
5
N
10
N
5
E
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscross-
off
oncross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
ononglass
High Tide
/ height (m)

10:18PM
1.88
10:48AM
2.02

11:13PM
1.86
11:40AM
1.97

12:08AM
1.81
12:33PM
1.90

1:04AM
1.75

1:27PM
1.80
2:01AM
1.68

2:22PM
1.70
2:59AM
1.62

3:17PM
1.62
3:56AM
1.58

4:12PM
1.55

Low Tide
/ height (m)


4:29AM
-0.08
5:05PM
-0.03

5:23AM
-0.02
5:58PM
0.00

6:17AM
0.06
6:52PM
0.06

7:12AM
0.15

7:47PM
0.12
8:09AM
0.25

8:42PM
0.19
9:07AM
0.33

9:37PM
0.25
10:05AM
0.39

10:31PM
0.29

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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rain showers
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Summary
rain shwrssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudsclearsome cloudsclearclearclear
Rain (mm)
2----------------------
High °C
2017201918212119212321252521252420232320242420
Low °C
1817191817202017192320242420242220222219222219
Chill °C (?)
2016201918212119212321252521252420232320242420
Sunrise
--6:13--6:15--6:16--6:16--6:18--6:18--6:20--
Sunset
8:25--8:25--8:24--8:23--8:23--8:22--8:22--8:21-
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Thu afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 23°C on Sun afternoon, min 17°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 25°C on Mon morning, min 19°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

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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.