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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). 0.8m 4 s period wind swell from WNW
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33 km away, 57 min ago

Strong
39 km/h
W
13.0
14.8
Air / Water (°C)
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Waihau Bay Surf Forecast / East Cape / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 pm Tuesday 16 Oct 2018 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 14.8 °C (Statistics for 16 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 15.4 max: 16.7 min: 14.1 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.3
NE
0.3
NE
0.3
NE
1.3
W
0.9
WNW
0.4
WNW
0.4
NW
0.2
ENE
0.6
ESE
0.4
E
0.3
WNW
0.1
NE
0.4
WNW
0.5
WNW
0.6
WNW
0.5
WNW
0.4
NW
0.4
NW
0.4
NW
0.4
NNW
0.4
NNW
0.4
NNW
0.5
N
Period(s) (?)1414136663124421233334445555
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)3229281016212215115154596465811914
Wind
(km/h)
15
WNW
15
W
30
WSW
20
W
5
ENE
10
W
10
W
10
SE
5
NE
10
NNW
10
WSW
10
W
15
WNW
15
W
15
W
15
W
15
WSW
10
W
10
NW
15
ESE
15
ESE
10
NE
5
WSW
Wind State(?)crosscrosscross-
off
crosscrosscrosscrosscross-
off
glasscross-
on
cross-
off
crosscrosscrosscrosscrosscross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
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glass
High Tide
/ height (m)

1:06AM
1.51

1:36PM
1.56
1:57AM
1.45

2:28PM
1.51
2:50AM
1.41

3:21PM
1.49
3:45AM
1.41

4:14PM
1.49

4:40AM
1.43
5:04PM
1.52

5:31AM
1.47
5:52PM
1.56

6:19AM
1.53
6:37PM
1.61

Low Tide
/ height (m)


7:17AM
0.34

7:51PM
0.42
8:08AM
0.40

8:44PM
0.46
9:01AM
0.43

9:38PM
0.46
9:55AM
0.44

10:31PM
0.44
10:48AM
0.43

11:21PM
0.40
11:38AM
0.40

12:08AM
0.34
12:26PM
0.35

12:53AM
0.27

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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clear
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clear
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rain showers
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
-----------------151545-
High °C
1513161714181814151613171614161715181715161715
Low °C
149121612161711141412161513161614171714141615
Chill °C (?)
1412151614181814151612171513151614181714161715
Sunrise
--6:20--6:18--6:18--6:16--6:15--6:13--6:11--
Sunset
7:25--7:27--7:28--7:29--7:29--7:30--7:30--7:32-
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 18°C on Thu morning, min 9°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 30mm), heaviest during Mon night. Cool air temperatures (max 18°C on Mon morning, min 13°C on Sat 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.