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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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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Waipapa Bay (calm at Kaikoura 25 km from Waipapa Bay). 1.5m 9 s period swell from S with an additional 0.7m 10 s period swell from SSE
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Waipapa Bay Surf Forecast / Kaikoura and Marlborough / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 pm Thursday 18 Oct 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 11.6 °C (Statistics for 18 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 11.5 max: 12.8 min: 10.3 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.4
S
0.9
SSE
1.7
S
2.1
S
1.7
S
1.4
S
1.3
S
0.8
S
0.6
S
0.6
S
0.6
S
0.6
S
0.6
S
0.7
SSE
0.7
SSE
1
NE
0.4
SSE
0.4
SE
0.4
SE
0.2
SSE
0.1
SE
2.1
SSW
2.5
SSW
Period(s) (?)1091515141312109101010101010691111101069
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)36115313102002116361047713560646665679494783133291043091282
Wind
(km/h)
20
S
10
N
10
N
10
ESE
5
W
10
ESE
15
E
10
SW
5
E
20
NE
15
N
10
NE
25
NE
15
N
10
NE
20
NE
10
NW
5
NNW
10
N
15
NNW
20
NNW
45
SSW
20
S
Wind State(?)onoffoffcrossglasscrosscrosscross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
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offcross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

1:19AM
1.32

1:40PM
1.42
2:04AM
1.33

2:25PM
1.42
2:48AM
1.34

3:09PM
1.42
3:32AM
1.36

3:53PM
1.43

4:17AM
1.40
4:38PM
1.44

5:01AM
1.43
5:23PM
1.45

5:47AM
1.47
6:10PM
1.46

Low Tide
/ height (m)

7:12PM
0.28
7:24AM
0.29

7:57PM
0.28
8:10AM
0.29

8:41PM
0.28
8:55AM
0.28

9:24PM
0.26
9:40AM
0.26

10:07PM
0.25
10:25AM
0.24

10:51PM
0.22
11:12AM
0.22

11:35PM
0.20
12:00PM
0.19

12:20AM
0.18

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
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
141421232018191919211921222023242224252021109
Low °C
12111822171819171820181920192123192224162098
Chill °C (?)
12132123201819191921192122202324222425202166
Sunrise
--6:28--6:26--6:24--6:24--6:22--6:20--6:18--
Sunset
7:50--7:51--7:52--7:52--7:53--7:55--7:57--7:58-
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 23°C on Fri afternoon, min 11°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 25°C on Wed afternoon, min 8°C on Thu night). Winds increasing (light winds from the NNW on Wed morning, strong winds from the SSW by Thu 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.