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Waipapa Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 4.0

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Waipapa Bay Surf Forecast / Kaikoura and Marlborough / New Zealand

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

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

Today's Waipapa Bay sea temperature is 17.4 °C (Statistics for 23 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 16.0 max: 17.5 min: 14.9 °C)

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3
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2
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5
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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.7
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1.5
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1.3
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1.6
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1.7
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1.3
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1.4
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1
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0.9
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0.7
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0.7
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0.5
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2.5
SW
4.5
SSW
5
SSW
4
S
3
S
2.3
SSE
1.7
SSE
1.4
SE
1.5
ESE
1.1
E
1.1
E
Period(s) (?)99101212111412111111127111211111098877
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)5163642996667864417472711921101107279542967670395721521053508279291110113
Wind
(km/h)
5
NNE
5
E
10
SE
5
NE
10
ENE
25
NE
15
NNW
5
WNW
5
NE
15
NW
5
NW
20
N
25
NNE
5
WNW
25
SSE
50
SW
50
SW
35
SSW
10
SW
15
NNE
25
NE
5
NNW
5
WSW
Wind State(?)glasscross-
on
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
ononcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
onglasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
oncross-
on
High Tide
/ height (m)
11:24AM
1.46

11:54PM
1.52
12:18PM
1.48

12:48AM
1.57

1:14PM
1.50
1:44AM
1.63

2:10PM
1.53
2:42AM
1.68

3:08PM
1.57
3:38AM
1.72

4:04PM
1.60

4:35AM
1.75
5:01PM
1.63

5:31AM
1.76

Low Tide
/ height (m)

5:37PM
0.16

6:09AM
0.17
6:31PM
0.13

7:06AM
0.13

7:25PM
0.08
8:02AM
0.09

8:21PM
0.04
8:59AM
0.05

9:19PM
-0.00
9:57AM
0.02

10:15PM
-0.04
10:53AM
-0.01

11:12PM
-0.06
11:48AM
-0.02

Note: the tide data above is for Blue Duck Stream which is 10 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Waipapa Bay.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Waipapa Bay blow from the N.
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rain showers
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
1518171719212024272224262121171714151420212120
Low °C
1417171618201922261921242021161413151317202020
Chill °C (?)
1518171719212024272224262121161611131420212120
Sunrise
6:56--6:58--6:58--7:00--7:01--7:03--7:03--7:05-
Sunset
-8:17--8:15--8:15--8:13--8:10--8:09--8:07--8:07
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 27°C on Sun afternoon, min 14°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 7mm), mostly falling on Tue afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 26°C on Mon afternoon, min 13°C on Wed morning). Winds increasing (calm on Tue morning, near gales from the SW by Tue night).

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Information about the Waipapa Bay Surf forecast

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

Waipapa Bay is 79 km (49 miles) from the city of Blenheim. If you plan a holiday in Kaikoura and Marlborough, look for hotels and other accommodation in Blenheim. Blenheim has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.