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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 5 pm Friday 17 Aug 2018 NZST

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 10.1 °C (Statistics for 17 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 10.6 max: 11.3 min: 9.9 °C)

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1
0
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4
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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.7
E
0.6
E
1.6
S
1.2
S
0.9
SSE
0.7
SE
0.7
SE
0.7
SE
0.6
SSE
0.4
SSE
0.7
SSE
0.5
ENE
1.3
SW
3.5
SSW
3
S
2.4
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2
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1.8
SSE
1.7
SSE
2.2
SSE
2.5
SE
2.4
SSE
1.7
SSE
Period(s) (?)101066666889975998891012141413
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)986816610460434372453188286717711169798579573540145024512218904
Wind
(km/h)
10
ESE
20
SW
30
SSW
20
SSW
10
N
5
NNW
10
ESE
15
NNW
25
NNE
25
NNE
10
NW
10
S
25
SSW
40
SW
35
SW
30
SSW
20
SW
5
NNE
15
NE
15
NW
5
NW
10
NE
10
S
Wind State(?)cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
offglasscrosscross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
oncross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

10:00PM
1.58
10:30AM
1.56

10:54PM
1.50
11:24AM
1.52

11:46PM
1.44

12:15PM
1.49
12:37AM
1.39

1:04PM
1.46
1:24AM
1.36

1:50PM
1.45
2:10AM
1.35

2:35PM
1.45
2:54AM
1.35

3:18PM
1.46

Low Tide
/ height (m)


4:14AM
0.08
4:43PM
0.14

5:07AM
0.14
5:38PM
0.19

5:58AM
0.18

6:30PM
0.23
6:46AM
0.22

7:19PM
0.26
7:32AM
0.24

8:05PM
0.27
8:17AM
0.25

8:50PM
0.27
9:00AM
0.24

9:34PM
0.27

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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Summary
light rainrain shwrsrain shwrssome cloudsclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudscloudyrain shwrssome cloudssome cloudsrain shwrssome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudsclear
Rain (mm)
4112-------2--4---------
High °C
12109981112101112121011978691111131513
Low °C
1188989111010121010987767111011149
Chill °C (?)
11866810119810118842427910131512
Sunrise
--7:11--7:11--7:09--7:07--7:05--7:05--7:03--
Sunset
5:43--5:44--5:45--5:45--5:46--5:47--5:49--5:50-
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 19mm), heaviest on Fri night. Cool air temperatures (max 12°C on Fri afternoon, min 8°C on Fri night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SSW on Fri night, calm by Sat night).Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 4mm), mostly falling on Tue night. Cool air temperatures (max 15°C on Fri afternoon, min 6°C on Wed night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the SW on Tue night, calm by Fri afternoon).

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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.