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Wainui Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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Wainui Reef Surf Forecast / Wanganui-Manawatu / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 am Thursday 22 Feb 2018 NZDT

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

Today's Wainui Reef sea temperature is 21.9 °C (Statistics for 22 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 18.8 max: 20.4 min: 17.3 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.7
W
1.9
S
1.1
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0.6
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0.8
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1.4
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1
W
0.7
WSW
0.8
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0.4
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0.3
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1
WSW
0.7
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0.4
WSW
1.4
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1.4
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2.1
WNW
1.6
WNW
1.9
WNW
2.5
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3
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3
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2.5
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Period(s) (?)976108777615146511121110977888
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)508321987384195106515168367227475354598484183327831237970796
Wind
(km/h)
10
SSE
20
SSE
10
ESE
0
N
15
W
15
N
10
N
10
SW
15
NW
20
NW
20
WNW
15
NNW
20
NNW
15
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15
N
25
N
25
NNW
20
NW
25
NW
30
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30
WNW
30
WNW
25
WNW
Wind State(?)ononcross-
on
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off
offoffcrossoffoffcross-
off
offoffcross-
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offoffoffcross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

3:03PM
2.30
3:32AM
2.17

3:57PM
2.14

4:35AM
2.04
5:09PM
2.00

5:58AM
1.97
6:41PM
1.96

7:29AM
2.03

8:08PM
2.06
8:44AM
2.21

9:16PM
2.24
9:42AM
2.41

10:09PM
2.42
10:30AM
2.60

Low Tide
/ height (m)


9:19PM
0.39
9:43AM
0.50

10:17PM
0.54
10:51AM
0.64

11:33PM
0.65
12:20PM
0.69

1:04AM
0.64

1:50PM
0.60
2:25AM
0.51

3:01PM
0.41
3:27AM
0.33

3:58PM
0.21

4:18AM
0.15

Note: the tide data above is for Nukumaru Rock which is 7 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Wainui Reef.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Wainui Reef blow from the NNW.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
1818171919162021171921182323182119181919181819
Low °C
1618131618141719151721162022172119171818181819
Chill °C (?)
1817171919152021171921182323182119181818171718
Sunrise
6:54--6:56--6:56--6:58--6:58--7:00--7:01--7:03-
Sunset
-8:12--8:10--8:09--8:07--8:07--8:05--8:04--8:01
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 6mm), mostly falling on Thu morning. Warm air temperatures (max 21°C on Sat afternoon, min 13°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Moderate rain (total 14mm), heaviest on Tue afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 23°C on Mon morning, min 16°C on Sun night). Winds increasing (light winds from the N on Mon night, fresh winds from the WNW by Wed afternoon).

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Information about the Wainui Reef Surf forecast

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

Are you planning a holiday in Wanganui and the Manawatu? If you are looking for accommodation near Wainui Reef, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Wanganui and the Manawatu, consider staying in Wanganui which is 25 km (16 miles) away. Other places in and around Wanganui and the Manawatu where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include Palmerston North which is 90 km (56 miles) away and Levin, 95 km (59 miles) away.