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Waipu River ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.3
Consistency of Surf: 2.3
Difficulty Level: 2.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.5
Crowds: 4.3

Overall: 3.1

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  1. weather stationWind Update Still cross-shore at Waipu River (moderate winds from the SE at Burswood 12 km from Waipu River). 2.5m 10 s period wind swell from E
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Actual: 35 min ago

Moderate
20 km/h
SE
Cross-Shore
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Waipu River Surf Forecast / Northland / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 pm Wednesday 19 Sep 2018 NZST

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

Today's Waipu River sea temperature is 14.6 °C (Statistics for 19 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 14.9 max: 16.1 min: 13.5 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2.5
ENE
2.4
E
1.9
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1.6
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1.4
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1.3
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1.3
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1.3
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1.2
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1.5
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1.4
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0.8
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0.6
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0.6
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0.5
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0.5
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0.5
E
0.7
NNW
Period(s) (?)101010101010101010101010109910910101010107
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)12201138692500356290302345316251477362226118909668777554495041
Wind
(km/h)
30
SE
20
SSE
10
SW
10
SW
15
WSW
10
WNW
5
SW
10
SSE
20
SE
25
SE
15
SSE
15
SSW
20
SW
20
WSW
20
WSW
25
WSW
15
WSW
15
WSW
25
WSW
20
WNW
25
WNW
30
WNW
25
W
Wind State(?)crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
glasscrosscrosscross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffoffoffoffoffcross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)


3:06AM
1.73
3:43PM
1.81

4:02AM
1.73
4:37PM
1.83

4:56AM
1.77
5:26PM
1.89

5:45AM
1.83

6:12PM
1.96
6:30AM
1.90

6:54PM
2.02
7:13AM
1.97

7:34PM
2.08
7:54AM
2.03

8:13PM
2.12
Low Tide
/ height (m)

9:00PM
0.59
9:21AM
0.51

9:57PM
0.59
10:16AM
0.50

10:51PM
0.56
11:07AM
0.46

11:40PM
0.49
11:55AM
0.40

12:25AM
0.41

12:39PM
0.34
1:06AM
0.34

1:21PM
0.29
1:46AM
0.27

2:02PM
0.25

Note: the tide data above is for Langs beach which is 9 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Waipu River.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Waipu River blow from the WSW.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
1615191914151514151515171713151612141311151513
Low °C
1614151612141413141511131412151411121311141312
Chill °C (?)
141319191315151313131417161114151012119131311
Sunrise
--6:13--6:13--6:11--6:09--6:09--6:07--6:05--
Sunset
6:15--6:15--6:16--6:17--6:19--6:19--6:20--6:21-
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 17mm), heaviest on Fri afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 19°C on Thu morning, min 11°C on Sat night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SE on Wed afternoon, calm by Fri afternoon).Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Wed afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 17°C on Sun morning, min 11°C on Mon night). Mainly fresh winds.

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Information about the Waipu River Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Waipu River provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Waipu River can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Waipu River 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 River) 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 River 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 River is 32 km (20 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.