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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 5 pm Monday 23 Jul 2018 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 13.8 °C (Statistics for 23 Jul 1981-2005 - mean: 15.1 max: 16.2 min: 14.0 °C)

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Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.6
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0.6
ENE
0.6
ENE
0.6
ENE
0.6
ENE
0.5
ENE
0.5
ENE
0.4
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0.6
WNW
1
WNW
1.3
W
0.4
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0.6
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0.2
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0.1
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0.1
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0.7
WNW
1.2
NW
2.1
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1.9
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1.2
NNW
0.9
NNW
0.7
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Period(s) (?)888881010105555101011104567776
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)354645454759543217468310882213733063861487021
Wind
(km/h)
10
WNW
10
S
10
S
5
NW
10
S
5
SSW
10
WNW
10
SW
0
SSE
15
W
10
WSW
5
SW
10
WSW
5
SW
5
SW
5
WNW
10
WSW
10
NW
25
NW
15
WNW
5
W
10
NNE
15
ENE
Wind State(?)cross-
on
offoffglassoffcross-
off
crosscross-
off
glasscrosscross-
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glasscross-
off
cross-
off
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High Tide
/ height (m)
3:28PM
1.70

3:41AM
1.69
4:26PM
1.70

4:34AM
1.67
5:20PM
1.73

5:24AM
1.66

6:08PM
1.75
6:12AM
1.66

6:51PM
1.77
6:56AM
1.67

7:31PM
1.78
7:38AM
1.69

8:09PM
1.78
8:17AM
1.70

8:47PM
1.77
Low Tide
/ height (m)

9:49PM
0.49
10:18AM
0.40

10:43PM
0.50
11:10AM
0.39

11:35PM
0.49
11:58AM
0.37

12:23AM
0.47

12:42PM
0.35
1:09AM
0.44

1:22PM
0.33
1:51AM
0.41

2:02PM
0.32
2:31AM
0.37

2:41PM
0.30

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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Rain (mm)
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High °C
1410121410121411131511131510131512161515151614
Low °C
137713771378138913891411131513131413
Chill °C (?)
139121491214912141012149131511151314151614
Sunrise
--7:18--7:18--7:16--7:16--7:16--7:15--7:13--
Sunset
5:16--5:16--5:17--5:19--5:20--5:21--5:21--5:22-
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Wed night. Cool air temperatures (max 15°C on Thu afternoon, min 7°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Moderate rain (total 10mm), heaviest on Sun afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 16°C on Sun morning, min 8°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.