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Waipatiki ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Crowds: 4.0
Accommodation: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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Waipatiki Spot ID

Waipatiki Surf photo


Photo credit: Dean Winchester

Sandy Shorey, Waipatiki photo


Photo credit: Tom Bassett-Eason

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 16.1 °C

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Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 11:01 Local time
Wednesday 12
Wave (m) 0.7
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 0
NE 5
ESE 10
ENE 10
Wind State glass glass cross-

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Waipatiki in Hawkes Bay is an exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the northwest. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the east northeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around mid tide. Rarely crowded here.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Aropaonui, 3 km from Waipatiki.

IS AT (local time)

Waipatiki Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Waipatiki Tangoio wx, 3 km from Waipatiki.


Air temperature
21.0 °C

Current weather near Waipatiki

Buoy Data:

At Bay of Plenty Buoy, 112 miles from Waipatiki.

  4AM 5AM 6AM 7AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.77
Dominant period (s) 9.5 11.1 10.5 9.5

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Overall Waipatiki Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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Town and city forecasts close to Waipatiki:


  • The closest passenger airport to Waipatiki is Taupo Airport (TUO) in New Zealand, 99 km (61 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Waipatiki is Gisborne Airport (GIS), also in New Zealand, 112 km (70 miles) away.
  • Third is Rotorua Airport (ROT) in New Zealand, 144 km (89 miles) away.
  • Whakatane Airport (WHK) in New Zealand is 154 km (96 miles) away.
  • Palmerston North Airport (PMR), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Waipatiki and is 162 km (101 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Waipatiki, Hawkes Bay. Use the tab navigation above to view Waipatiki sea temperature, Waipatiki photographs, Waipatiki detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Waipatiki webcams, current wind from Hawkes Bay live weather stations and Waipatiki tide predictions. The New Zealand swell maps link will open up the big picture showing New Zealand and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from New Zealand wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Waipatiki.