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Waimarama ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.8
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 2.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.3
Crowds: 2.8

Overall: 3.6

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Waimarama Surf Forecast / Hawkes Bay / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 am Friday 23 Feb 2018 NZDT

Waimarama surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's Waimarama sea temperature is 20.0 °C (Statistics for 23 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 18.7 max: 20.8 min: 17.3 °C)

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3
1
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1
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3
1
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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.5
S
1.4
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1.2
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1.2
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1.4
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1.5
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1.4
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1.3
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0.9
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0.6
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0.5
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0.9
ENE
0.7
NE
0.7
NE
1.3
SSW
3
SSW
3
S
2.5
S
3
SSE
2.5
SE
2
ESE
2.5
ENE
2.5
ENE
Period(s) (?)1010101112121514121111668131212111010878
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)468386262329517628881701247895763406260823442426176815691153534628843
Wind
(km/h)
15
SW
10
WSW
15
E
5
WNW
0
NNE
20
ENE
15
WSW
10
N
5
N
5
NW
5
N
25
E
10
NNE
30
N
5
NE
20
W
30
SW
35
SSW
25
SSW
10
SSE
15
E
15
N
15
N
Wind State(?)offcross-
on
glassglasscross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
offcross-
on
offoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
ononon
High Tide
/ height (m)
12:04PM
1.47

12:32AM
1.48
12:56PM
1.47

1:26AM
1.52

1:52PM
1.48
2:22AM
1.55

2:48PM
1.50
3:20AM
1.59

3:48PM
1.52

4:19AM
1.62
4:48PM
1.54

5:18AM
1.65
5:46PM
1.56

6:15AM
1.68

Low Tide
/ height (m)

6:18PM
0.14

6:44AM
0.15

7:09PM
0.12
7:40AM
0.13

8:05PM
0.09
8:38AM
0.11

9:01PM
0.07
9:37AM
0.08

10:00PM
0.04
10:38AM
0.05

10:59PM
0.01
11:36AM
0.02

11:57PM
-0.01
12:34PM
-0.00

Note: the tide data above is for Cray Bay which is 2 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Waimarama.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Waimarama blow from the SW.
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clear
clear
clear
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rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
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light rain
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
-------------4---2-----
High °C
1618181719191925272222222121242019171617171716
Low °C
1316171417191719261819211920231718171516171516
Chill °C (?)
1518181719191925272222222121242018161417161615
Sunrise
6:47--6:48--6:48--6:50--6:50--6:52--6:54--6:54-
Sunset
-8:01--8:00--7:59--7:58--7:55--7:54--7:52--7:52
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 27°C on Sun afternoon, min 13°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 6mm), mostly falling on Tue morning. Warm air temperatures (max 24°C on Tue afternoon, min 15°C on Wed night). Winds increasing (calm on Tue afternoon, fresh winds from the SSW by Wed afternoon).

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Information about the Waimarama Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Waimarama provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Waimarama can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Waimarama 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 (Waimarama) 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 Waimarama 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.

Waimarama is 25 km (16 miles) from the city of Hastings. If you plan a holiday in Hawkes Bay, look for hotels and other accommodation in Hastings. Hastings has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.