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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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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-off at Waipu Cove (light winds from the W at Ruakaka wx 16 km from Waipu Cove). 1.9m 6 s period wind swell from NW
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16 km away, 1 h 29 min ago

Light
13.4 km/h
W
14.1
18.3
Air / Water (°C)
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Waipu Cove Surf Forecast / Northland / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 pm Tuesday 22 May 2018 NZST

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 18.3 °C (Statistics for 22 May 1981-2005 - mean: 17.4 max: 18.1 min: 15.4 °C)

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Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.9
NNW
1.9
NW
1.3
NNW
0.1
E
0.3
NNW
0.2
NNW
0.1
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0.1
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0.1
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0.1
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0.1
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0.3
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0.1
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0.1
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0.1
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0.1
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0.1
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0.1
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0.1
NE
Period(s) (?)567887161212111718171610610101010999
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)39244178112553355665254444333
Wind
(km/h)
20
NW
30
NW
30
W
35
W
30
WSW
25
WSW
25
W
25
WNW
30
W
35
W
30
WSW
25
S
25
WSW
30
WSW
30
W
25
WSW
25
SW
15
SSE
10
S
5
WSW
10
NW
15
WSW
10
WNW
Wind State(?)crosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
offoffcross-
off
cross-
off
offcrossoffcross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)

1:21AM
2.18

1:51PM
1.98
2:21AM
2.12

2:54PM
1.96

3:21AM
2.08
3:57PM
1.96

4:18AM
2.06
4:53PM
1.98

5:11AM
2.04
5:47PM
2.02

6:00AM
2.04

6:34PM
2.06
6:47AM
2.03

7:19PM
2.09
Low Tide
/ height (m)

7:00PM
0.19
7:41AM
0.25

8:01PM
0.27
8:44AM
0.27

9:03PM
0.32
9:42AM
0.27

10:03PM
0.35
10:38AM
0.25

11:01PM
0.36
11:30AM
0.23

11:53PM
0.35

12:17PM
0.21
12:42AM
0.34

1:02PM
0.19

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)
3254----164---11-------
High °C
1817131313141615151312151515171615131312151513
Low °C
1716131212141515151312121515161513121310111413
Chill °C (?)
181611101112151413109131313161513121211141413
Sunrise
--7:16--7:18--7:18--7:18--7:20--7:20--7:20--
Sunset
5:20--5:19--5:19--5:17--5:17--5:16--5:16--5:15-
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 25mm), heaviest during Wed morning. Cool air temperatures (max 18°C on Tue afternoon, min 12°C on Wed afternoon). Mainly fresh winds.Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Sun morning. Cool air temperatures (max 17°C on Sun morning, min 10°C on Mon night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the WSW on Sun morning, light winds from the W by Mon night).

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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.