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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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  1. weather stationWind Update Previously calm conditions have become cross-shore at Waipatiki (fresh winds from the SW at Napier Airport 20 km from Waipatiki). 1.9m 7 s period wind swell from S is too big
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20 km away, 2 h 2 min ago

Moderate
33 km/h
SW
14.4
13.7
Air / Water (°C)
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Waipatiki Surf Forecast / Hawkes Bay / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 pm Thursday 18 Oct 2018 NZDT

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

Today's Waipatiki sea temperature is 13.7 °C (Statistics for 18 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 14.4 max: 15.9 min: 13.5 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.5
S
0.8
SSE
0.9
SSE
0.7
SSE
0.9
SSE
0.6
SSE
0.6
SSE
0.6
SSE
0.5
SSE
0.4
SSE
0.5
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0.4
SSE
0.4
SSE
0.5
SSE
0.5
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SSE
0.4
SSE
0.4
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0.4
SE
0.4
SE
0.3
SE
0.1
SE
0.9
S
Period(s) (?)121010161612121211101099101010109910995
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)6714113228044111110910465345327285757553521202414337
Wind
(km/h)
15
S
10
W
5
ENE
15
E
10
NW
5
NW
15
ESE
5
W
5
SE
10
ESE
5
WNW
5
E
15
ESE
5
NNW
5
E
15
E
5
NW
5
NNW
10
ENE
15
NW
20
NW
20
NW
10
S
Wind State(?)cross-
on
cross-
off
glasscross-
on
offglasscross-
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cross-
off
glasscross-
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on
glasscross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

2:00AM
1.33

2:22PM
1.40
2:48AM
1.32

3:10PM
1.39
3:36AM
1.33

3:57PM
1.40

4:23AM
1.35
4:45PM
1.42

5:10AM
1.38
5:31PM
1.44

5:57AM
1.42
6:18PM
1.47

6:44AM
1.47

7:05PM
1.49
Low Tide
/ height (m)

7:52PM
0.29
8:07AM
0.32

8:39PM
0.31
8:55AM
0.33

9:27PM
0.31
9:43AM
0.33

10:14PM
0.30
10:31AM
0.31

11:00PM
0.27
11:19AM
0.28

11:46PM
0.24
12:06PM
0.24

12:32AM
0.20
12:54PM
0.20


Note: the tide data above is for Aropaonui which is 3 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Waipatiki.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Waipatiki blow from the NW.
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rain showers
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
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Low °C
147141814201711171613171613181914202315192011
Chill °C (?)
159192015242116191815191814202016232419212210
Sunrise
--6:18--6:18--6:16--6:15--6:13--6:13--6:11--
Sunset
7:32--7:34--7:36--7:37--7:37--7:38--7:39--7:40-
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 24°C on Sat morning, min 7°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Thu afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 24°C on Wed afternoon, min 11°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Waipatiki Surf forecast

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

Waipatiki is 22 km (14 miles) from the city of Napier. If you plan a holiday in Hawkes Bay, look for hotels and other accommodation in Napier. Napier has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.