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Waipu Cove ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.2
Difficulty Level: 1.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.5
Crowds: 2.7

Overall: 3.0

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Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for Northland

  1. weather stationWind Update Recent on-shore wind 4 km from Waipu Cove has fallen light (light winds from the NE at Taranui Waipu wx). Waves cleaning up. 0.5m 11 s period swell from N
    Waipu Cove
  2. weather stationWind Update Cross-off winds at Tauranga Bay are now cross-shore so expect speed-bumps in the surf (moderate winds from the ENE at Mahinepua Bay Kaeo wx 1 km from Tauranga Bay). 0.7m 8 s period swell from ENE with an additional 0.5m 11 s period swell from N
    Tauranga Bay
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Actual: 25 min ago

Light
9.7 km/h
NE
Clean
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Waipu Cove Surf Forecast / Northland / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 pm Tuesday 19 Feb 2019 NZDT

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

Today's Waipu Cove sea temperature is 22.2 °C (Statistics for 19 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 20.7 max: 21.8 min: 19.2 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.5
N
0.4
NNW
0.6
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0.4
NNW
0.4
NNW
0.5
N
0.5
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Period(s) (?)11118111113111166688971012121111111010
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)57374240438266384358718877237167106110674139381919
Wind
(km/h)
5
SSE
20
NE
5
NNW
5
E
15
NE
10
N
15
NNE
20
NE
15
NNE
15
NNE
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NNE
5
NNW
10
NE
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10
SW
30
W
35
WSW
25
W
25
S
25
SSW
25
S
25
SSE
20
SSW
Wind State(?)glassoncrosscross-
on
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High Tide
/ height (m)


7:57PM
2.21
8:31AM
2.40

8:53PM
2.29
9:23AM
2.47

9:47PM
2.34
10:14AM
2.49

10:39PM
2.34
11:05AM
2.46

11:31PM
2.31
11:54AM
2.38

12:23AM
2.23
12:45PM
2.25

1:16AM
2.14


Low Tide
/ height (m)

1:51PM
0.13
2:11AM
-0.04

2:46PM
0.02
3:05AM
-0.10

3:39PM
-0.06
3:57AM
-0.12

4:30PM
-0.09

4:49AM
-0.09
5:21PM
-0.07

5:40AM
-0.01
6:11PM
-0.01

6:32AM
0.11

7:01PM
0.09
7:25AM
0.24

Note: the tide data above is for Langs beach which is 5 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Waipu Cove.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Waipu Cove blow from the SW.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
2223212323222323212424211920202120162020161920
Sunrise
6:56--6:58--6:58--7:00--7:01--7:01--7:03--7:03-
Sunset
-8:13--8:10--8:09--8:08--8:07--8:06--8:05--8:04
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 7mm), mostly falling on Wed afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 24°C on Fri morning, min 19°C on Tue morning). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Moderate rain (total 18mm), heaviest on Sat afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 21°C on Sun morning, min 15°C on Mon night). Winds increasing (light winds from the NNW on Fri night, fresh winds from the WSW by Sun afternoon).

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Information about the Waipu Cove Surf forecast

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

Waipu Cove is 37 km (23 miles) from the city of Whangarei. If you plan a holiday in Northland, look for hotels and other accommodation in Whangarei. Whangarei has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.