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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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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Whakatane Heads (calm at Cheddar Valley 14 km from Whakatane Heads). 1.6m 8 s period swell from N with 1.1m 5 s period wind swell from W
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Actual: 40 min ago

Calm
4 km/h
W
Clean
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Whakatane Heads Surf Forecast / Bay of Plenty / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 am Tuesday 16 Jul 2019 NZST

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 16.9 °C (Statistics for 16 Jul 1981-2005 - mean: 15.2 max: 16.3 min: 14.0 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2.5
N
2.1
NNW
1.7
WNW
2.4
WNW
2.2
WNW
1.1
NW
1.1
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0.4
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0.4
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1.2
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1.8
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0.5
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0.7
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0.9
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0.8
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0.7
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0.5
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0.6
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Period(s) (?)886767510105687871010111010101011
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)8445201735254021366638377124745242011853315354116156123924782
Wind
(km/h)
35
N
15
WNW
15
W
20
W
25
WNW
15
WSW
10
WSW
15
NW
0
WNW
20
NE
20
N
20
WNW
20
WNW
25
WNW
5
SW
15
SSW
20
SSE
15
S
10
SSW
10
SSW
10
S
15
SSW
5
SE
Wind State(?)oncrosscrosscrosscrosscross-
off
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High Tide
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6:41PM
1.86
6:47AM
1.74

7:25PM
1.88
7:33AM
1.74

8:06PM
1.87
8:16AM
1.73

8:47PM
1.85
8:57AM
1.72

9:28PM
1.82
9:36AM
1.70

10:10PM
1.79
10:16AM
1.67

10:52PM
1.76
10:56AM
1.64

Low Tide
/ height (m)

12:30PM
0.30
12:58AM
0.43

1:15PM
0.30
1:45AM
0.42

1:58PM
0.30
2:30AM
0.40

2:41PM
0.32

3:13AM
0.38
3:22PM
0.33

3:54AM
0.37
4:01PM
0.35

4:35AM
0.38
4:40PM
0.37

5:17AM
0.39

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
mod. rainrisk thund- derrain shwrsclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudsrain shwrsrain shwrsheavy rainrain shwrsrain shwrslight rainlight rainsome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclearclear
Rain (mm)
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High °C
1514111414101313121514111113121516111616111416
Low °C
14121011127812101413101112101113101214101013
Chill °C (?)
1313812127121211131299111014159161691316
Sunrise
7:24--7:22--7:22--7:22--7:22--7:20--7:20--7:20-
Sunset
-5:10--5:12--5:13--5:14--5:14--5:15--5:15--5:16
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 26mm), heaviest during Fri afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 15°C on Tue morning, min 7°C on Wed night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the N on Tue morning, calm by Thu night).Long Range Forecast:Moderate rain (total 10mm), heaviest on Sat afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 16°C on Sun afternoon, min 10°C on Fri night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the NW on Sat morning, calm by Tue afternoon).

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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.