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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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Waitara Bar Surf Forecast / Taranaki / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 pm Thursday 22 Feb 2018 NZDT

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 23.0 °C (Statistics for 22 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 19.3 max: 20.8 min: 17.5 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2.5
W
2.2
WNW
1.3
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1.2
WSW
1
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1.2
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1.3
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1.1
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0.6
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0.7
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0.4
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0.9
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1.5
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3
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2.2
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1.8
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2.2
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2.5
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2.3
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2
WSW
Period(s) (?)10999988713139111111121110989121110
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)1333724264248169197199131118627663312176251083169781243480319131219810
Wind
(km/h)
15
W
10
WSW
20
SSE
10
SSE
20
W
10
SSW
5
WNW
15
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5
SSW
10
NNW
15
NW
5
NE
10
NNE
15
NNW
15
N
30
NNE
30
NNW
15
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20
WNW
25
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20
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25
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Wind State(?)crosscrossoffoffcrosscross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

2:59PM
3.23
3:31AM
3.09

3:57PM
3.09

4:36AM
2.99
5:08PM
3.00

5:59AM
2.98
6:30PM
3.00

7:22AM
3.11

7:48PM
3.12
8:28AM
3.33







Low Tide
/ height (m)


9:23PM
0.83
9:53AM
0.99

10:19PM
0.96
10:58AM
1.08

11:30PM
1.03
12:18PM
1.08

12:55AM
0.98

1:39PM
0.93
2:10AM
0.80








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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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 (?)
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Sunrise
6:58--6:58--7:00--7:01--7:01--7:03--7:03--7:05-
Sunset
-8:14--8:12--8:10--8:08--8:07--8:07--8:05--8:04
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Thu morning. Warm air temperatures (max 21°C on Thu morning, min 14°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 31mm), heaviest during Tue afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 21°C on Mon afternoon, min 17°C on Sun night). Winds increasing (light winds from the NE on Sun night, fresh winds from the N by Tue morning).

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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.