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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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  1. weather stationWind Update Wind reports 33 km away suggest it is still onshore at Waimarama (light winds from the NE at Otane). 1.1m 5 s period wind swell from NNE
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33 km away, 38 min ago

Light
13 km/h
NE
15.0
16.0
Air / Water (°C)
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Waimarama Surf Forecast / Hawkes Bay / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 pm Tuesday 22 May 2018 NZST

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 16.0 °C (Statistics for 22 May 1981-2005 - mean: 15.5 max: 16.6 min: 14.0 °C)

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0
0
0
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0
1
0
0
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11
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4
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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.4
SSW
1.2
NNE
0.8
NE
0.5
NE
0.3
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.5
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.9
SSW
2.5
SSW
4
SSW
1.7
S
1.9
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2.5
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3
SSW
3
S
2.4
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2.5
SSW
1.6
S
1.7
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2.3
S
Period(s) (?)10566118101211101091110101011111010101116
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)315949192212010479403513211244059615673143220432334120714224827112589
Wind
(km/h)
25
N
35
N
20
WNW
15
WSW
20
SW
15
NW
20
WNW
30
WNW
15
W
20
W
30
SSW
45
SW
25
WSW
40
W
20
SW
15
SSW
35
SW
35
SW
25
SW
15
WSW
5
NW
5
ENE
10
NW
Wind State(?)cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
offoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffcross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
offoffoffcross-
off
cross-
off
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on
cross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)

11:42PM
1.64

12:13PM
1.51
12:38AM
1.60

1:10PM
1.49
1:35AM
1.55

2:07PM
1.47
2:30AM
1.51

3:00PM
1.46

3:22AM
1.47
3:54PM
1.46

4:14AM
1.44
4:44PM
1.46

5:03AM
1.42
5:30PM
1.47

Low Tide
/ height (m)
5:23PM
0.04

6:02AM
0.03

6:21PM
0.08
6:58AM
0.06

7:19PM
0.12
7:53AM
0.09

8:15PM
0.15
8:46AM
0.12

9:11PM
0.17
9:38AM
0.14

10:05PM
0.19
10:27AM
0.15

10:56PM
0.19
11:15AM
0.16

11:44PM
0.20

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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rain showers
partially cloudy
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partially cloudy
partially cloudy
light rain
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Summary
clearrain shwrssome cloudsrain shwrssome cloudsclearsome cloudssome cloudslight rainsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsclearclearlight rainmod. rainsome cloudsclearsome cloudsclearclearclearclear
Rain (mm)
-4-2----4-----110-------
High °C
181613131014171513141011121411101011119111311
Low °C
161312118101513111291012121110991188129
Chill °C (?)
1714121271216131113771012986886111310
Sunrise
--7:16--7:16--7:18--7:18--7:18--7:20--7:20--
Sunset
5:00--5:00--4:59--4:59--4:58--4:58--4:57--4:57-
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 10mm), heaviest on Tue night. Cool air temperatures (max 18°C on Tue afternoon, min 8°C on Wed night). Winds increasing (light winds from the W on Wed night, strong winds from the SW by Fri night).Long Range Forecast:Moderate rain (total 11mm), heaviest on Sun afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 14°C on Sat night, min 8°C on Mon night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the SW on Sat morning, calm by Tue morning).

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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.