Makorori, Makorori Centre
Surf Break Rating

Rate Waihau Bay


Surf Report Feed
submit an eyeball surf report

Quick surf report for Waihau Bay:

join our community of surf reporters
Waihau Bay location mapLogo printSetup Email Surf & Wind AlertSecret spot?

Waihau Bay Surf Forecast / East Cape / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 pm Sunday 25 Feb 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 23.4 °C (Statistics for 25 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 20.5 max: 21.8 min: 18.9 °C)

SunMonday 26Tuesday 27Wednesday 28Thursday 01Friday 02Saturday 03Sunday 04
PM
Night
AM
PM
Night
AM
PM
Night
AM
PM
Night
AM
PM
Night
AM
PM
Night
AM
PM
Night
AM
PM
Night
Rating
(10 max)
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
2
2
3
2
2
Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.5
E
0.4
ENE
0.3
ENE
0.3
NNW
0.4
NE
0.4
NNW
0.6
NE
0.6
NE
0.6
NE
0.6
NE
0.8
ESE
1.1
E
1.3
ENE
1.5
ENE
1.6
NE
1.7
NE
1.5
NNE
2
ENE
1.6
ENE
1.4
E
1.4
E
1.3
E
1
ESE
Period(s) (?)98815101599998767666778121211
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)4024144633785150504781126139198188238170428292233565441245
Wind
(km/h)
10
NW
5
W
15
WSW
25
W
10
SE
10
SE
5
NNE
15
ESE
15
ESE
20
ENE
15
ENE
20
ENE
20
ENE
20
NE
25
ENE
20
NE
20
NE
15
NE
10
NE
5
NW
10
NNW
10
NNW
10
WNW
Wind State(?)cross-
on
crosscross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
glassoncross-
on
cross-
on
High Tide
/ height (m)

3:26AM
1.68

3:50PM
1.66

4:30AM
1.72
4:53PM
1.69

5:32AM
1.78
5:56PM
1.73

6:31AM
1.84
6:56PM
1.78

7:29AM
1.90

7:52PM
1.82
8:21AM
1.93

8:46PM
1.85
9:12AM
1.94

9:37PM
1.85
Low Tide
/ height (m)

9:05PM
0.18
9:39AM
0.28

10:08PM
0.16
10:44AM
0.25

11:11PM
0.12
11:47AM
0.19

12:11AM
0.08
12:47PM
0.12

1:09AM
0.03

1:44PM
0.06
2:04AM
0.00

2:37PM
0.02
2:57AM
-0.00

3:27PM
0.01

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.
 SunMonday 26Tuesday 27Wednesday 28Thursday 01Friday 02Saturday 03Sunday 04
PM
Night
AM
PM
Night
AM
PM
Night
AM
PM
Night
AM
PM
Night
AM
PM
Night
AM
PM
Night
AM
PM
Night
clear
clear
clear
clear
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
clear
clear
thunderstorm
clear
partially cloudy
Summary
clearclearclearclearrain shwrssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsclearclearrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrsrisk thund- derrisk thund- derrisk thund- derrisk thund- derclearclearrisk thund- derclearsome clouds
Rain (mm)
----3-----332578207--1--
High °C
2220222222222217222320212121212121222321232321
Low °C
2119212217192016202120212120212121212321222221
Chill °C (?)
2220222222222216222320212121212121222321232321
Sunrise
--6:48--6:50--6:50--6:52--6:52--6:54--6:54--
Sunset
7:52--7:52--7:50--7:49--7:47--7:45--7:45--7:43-
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 6mm), mostly falling on Mon night. Warm air temperatures (max 23°C on Wed afternoon, min 16°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 53mm), heaviest during Fri night. Warm air temperatures (max 23°C on Sat afternoon, min 20°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

FREE! Surf-Forecast.com widget for your website

The surf report / weather widget below is available to embed on third party websites free of charge and provides a summary of our Waihau Bay surf forecast. Simply grab the html code snippet that we provide and paste it into your own site. You can choose your preferred language and metric/imperial units for the surf forecast feed to suit users of your site. Click here to get the code.



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.