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  1. weather stationWind Update Still cross-shore at Waihau Bay (light winds from the W at Hicks Bay 33 km from Waihau Bay). 0.6m 9 s period swell from NE with 0.9m 7 s period wind swell from NW
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33 km away, 2 h 2 min ago

Moderate
19 km/h
W
12.6
17.6
Air / Water (°C)
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Waihau Bay Surf Forecast / East Cape / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 pm Thursday 18 Jul 2019 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 17.6 °C (Statistics for 18 Jul 1981-2005 - mean: 15.3 max: 16.2 min: 14.3 °C)

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Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.8
NW
0.5
E
1.6
N
1.8
N
1.7
NW
1.4
NW
0.9
E
1
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1.1
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1.2
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1.2
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1.2
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1.3
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2.5
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3
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3.5
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3
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2.5
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2.5
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2.5
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3
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2.5
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2.4
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Period(s) (?)71168881011111010111010101111111214151514
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)71612063713532261772232843113003353671255172325212330142616132665325126652408
Wind
(km/h)
15
WNW
15
NNE
20
N
10
W
20
WSW
15
W
10
WSW
5
SSW
0
N
10
SSE
10
SSE
5
W
10
SSE
10
SSE
10
SE
20
SE
15
SE
15
SE
10
SSE
5
SSE
5
WNW
10
SSE
10
SE
Wind State(?)cross-
on
ononcrosscross-
off
crosscross-
off
offglasscross-
off
offcrossoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
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cross-
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cross-
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offcross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

8:08AM
1.59

8:37PM
1.71
8:52AM
1.58

9:19PM
1.70
9:35AM
1.57

10:00PM
1.68
10:18AM
1.54

10:41PM
1.65
11:01AM
1.51

11:22PM
1.61
11:45AM
1.48

12:03AM
1.57

12:31PM
1.46
12:46AM
1.54

Low Tide
/ height (m)
2:06AM
0.30

2:18PM
0.21
2:50AM
0.29

3:00PM
0.22

3:32AM
0.30
3:42PM
0.25

4:15AM
0.31
4:24PM
0.30

4:57AM
0.33
5:06PM
0.34

5:39AM
0.34
5:49PM
0.39

6:21AM
0.36

6:34PM
0.43

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
rain shwrsrain shwrsheavy rainheavy rainsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudsrain shwrssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsclearclearclearclear
Rain (mm)
132011----------1--------
High °C
1415141313141213141014141214141212129121298
Low °C
121413121212101111101113101212101110791088
Chill °C (?)
131412111213111314914141114131011107121287
Sunrise
-7:18--7:16--7:16--7:16--7:15--7:13--7:13---
Sunset
--5:10--5:10--5:12--5:13--5:14--5:14--5:15--
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 35mm), heaviest during Fri afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 15°C on Fri morning, min 10°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Some drizzle, heaviest during Tue afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 14°C on Mon afternoon, min 7°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.