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Whakatane Heads ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 2.2

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Whakatane Heads Surf Forecast / Bay of Plenty / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 pm Sunday 21 Jan 2018 NZDT

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

Today's Whakatane Heads sea temperature is 21.1 °C (Statistics for 21 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 20.0 max: 21.5 min: 18.9 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.6
NE
0.5
NE
0.5
NE
0.6
NE
0.6
NE
0.6
NE
0.6
NE
0.6
NE
0.5
NNW
0.4
NE
0.4
NNW
0.6
NE
0.6
NE
0.6
NE
0.4
ENE
0.9
ENE
0.9
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0.8
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0.8
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0.8
ENE
0.7
ENE
0.7
ENE
0.6
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Period(s) (?)77998887776999121111111010999
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)302438464137454326171450506455219207143118107767354
Wind
(km/h)
5
N
15
NNW
5
NE
5
NNW
15
NNW
5
N
0
NE
10
NNE
5
ESE
5
SE
15
NNW
5
SSE
5
N
15
N
5
ESE
5
ENE
10
NNE
10
SSE
5
ESE
15
NNW
0
WSW
5
W
10
NNW
Wind State(?)glassonglassglassonglassglassoncross-
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glassglasson
High Tide
/ height (m)
10:43AM
1.78

10:49PM
1.70
11:24AM
1.77

11:30PM
1.68
12:07PM
1.77

12:15AM
1.68
12:49PM
1.77

1:05AM
1.68

1:34PM
1.77
1:58AM
1.70

2:23PM
1.78
2:55AM
1.74

3:19PM
1.80
3:56AM
1.79


Low Tide
/ height (m)

5:07PM
0.34

5:15AM
0.29
5:50PM
0.33

5:57AM
0.31
6:34PM
0.32

6:41AM
0.35

7:19PM
0.32
7:30AM
0.40

8:07PM
0.32
8:25AM
0.45

8:58PM
0.33
9:24AM
0.47

9:55PM
0.34
10:27AM
0.46

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

Offshore winds at Whakatane Heads blow from the S.
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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
6:11--6:13--6:13--6:15--6:16--6:18--6:18--6:20-
Sunset
-8:32--8:31--8:31--8:30--8:30--8:30--8:29--8:28
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 9mm), mostly falling on Tue night. Warm air temperatures (max 26°C on Wed morning, min 19°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 9mm), mostly falling on Sun afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 26°C on Thu morning, min 19°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Whakatane Heads Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Whakatane Heads provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Whakatane Heads can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Whakatane Heads 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 (Whakatane Heads) 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 Whakatane Heads 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 Bay of Plenty? If you are looking for accommodation near Whakatane Heads, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Bay of Plenty, consider staying in Whakatane which is 2 km (1 miles) away. Other places in and around Bay of Plenty where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include Rotorua which is 70 km (43 miles) away and Tauranga, 79 km (49 miles) away.