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Waitara Bar ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.2
Consistency of Surf: 4.2
Difficulty Level: 4.4
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.8
Crowds: 4.2

Overall: 4.2

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Waitara Bar (calm at East Waitara wx 3 km from Waitara Bar). 1.2m 9 s period swell from W with an additional 0.9m 13 s period swell from WSW
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Waitara Bar Surf Forecast / Taranaki / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 pm Wednesday 18 Jul 2018 NZST

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

Today's Waitara Bar sea temperature is 13.7 °C (Statistics for 18 Jul 1981-2005 - mean: 14.0 max: 14.9 min: 13.1 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.2
W
1
W
0.8
W
1.2
W
1.8
WSW
1.8
W
1.9
WSW
2.3
WSW
2.5
W
2.3
NNW
3.5
W
3.5
W
2.5
WSW
3
W
2.5
WSW
2.3
WSW
1.6
WSW
1.2
WSW
1
WSW
0.8
WSW
0.7
W
1
W
1.4
WSW
Period(s) (?)913232220191818171717181716141413121211212018
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)24015169213792720211417283127389923806754755040954757294818868034262801574418161149
Wind
(km/h)
15
WNW
0
W
15
NE
10
NNW
5
W
0
NE
15
W
15
NW
25
N
40
N
15
WNW
15
WSW
20
WSW
10
SSW
10
ESE
15
SE
20
SE
20
SE
10
E
15
SE
20
SSE
20
SSE
25
SSE
Wind State(?)cross-
on
glasscrossonglassglasscrossonononcross-
on
crosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
offoffoffcross-
off
offoffoffoff
High Tide
/ height (m)

2:14AM
3.37

2:42PM
3.14

3:09AM
3.15
3:40PM
2.97

4:11AM
2.98
4:46PM
2.87

5:19AM
2.88
6:00PM
2.87

6:25AM
2.88

7:03PM
2.95
7:23AM
2.94

7:52PM
3.08
8:11AM
3.04

8:34PM
3.22
Low Tide
/ height (m)

8:00PM
0.69
8:34AM
0.73

8:55PM
0.89
9:27AM
0.90

9:54PM
1.06
10:27AM
1.03

11:01PM
1.17
11:36AM
1.09

12:14AM
1.17

12:43PM
1.05
1:16AM
1.10

1:38PM
0.96
2:06AM
0.99

2:24PM
0.85

Note: the tide data above is for Waitara River Entrance, New Zealand which is 1 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Waitara Bar.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Waitara Bar blow from the SSE.
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rain showers
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
141212141313131313141314141211129111411121211
Low °C
1311111312121211131312131299117713991011
Chill °C (?)
131110141212121111111113131110116913910108
Sunrise
--7:35--7:35--7:35--7:33--7:33--7:33--7:31--
Sunset
5:21--5:22--5:22--5:23--5:23--5:24--5:25--5:27-
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 35mm), heaviest during Sat night. Cool air temperatures (max 14°C on Wed afternoon, min 11°C on Wed night). Winds increasing (calm on Thu night, strong winds from the NNW by Sat afternoon).Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 14°C on Sun morning, min 7°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Waitara Bar Surf forecast

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

Are you planning a holiday in Taranaki? If you are looking for accommodation near Waitara Bar, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Taranaki, consider staying in New Plymouth which is 14 km (9 miles) away.

FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.