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Whites Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.8

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Whites Bay (light winds from the NNE at Picton 13 km from Whites Bay). 1.5m 7 s period wind swell from NW
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Whites Bay Surf Forecast / Kaikoura and Marlborough / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 am Monday 21 May 2018 NZST

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

Today's Whites Bay sea temperature is 13.3 °C (Statistics for 21 May 1981-2005 - mean: 13.6 max: 14.6 min: 12.2 °C)

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Swell
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.3
SSW
0.3
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0.5
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0.5
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0.4
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0.3
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0.2
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Period(s) (?)1214109910116710101111116910121211101010
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)2633484029181210195374122938811421321114519026433261421492086
Wind
(km/h)
25
WNW
20
WNW
20
NW
25
NW
35
NNW
20
WNW
15
WNW
15
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5
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25
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25
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10
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35
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25
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10
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5
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15
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15
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Wind State(?)cross-
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offoffoffoffoffcross-
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off
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High Tide
/ height (m)
11:19AM
1.73

11:43PM
1.79

12:13PM
1.71
12:40AM
1.74

1:07PM
1.68
1:35AM
1.69

2:00PM
1.65
2:28AM
1.66

2:54PM
1.64

3:19AM
1.63
3:46PM
1.63

4:10AM
1.62
4:37PM
1.64

5:01AM
1.61

Low Tide
/ height (m)

5:24PM
0.24

6:01AM
0.27

6:21PM
0.26
6:58AM
0.28

7:17PM
0.29
7:52AM
0.30

8:13PM
0.33
8:44AM
0.32

9:08PM
0.36
9:32AM
0.34

10:03PM
0.39
10:21AM
0.36

10:56PM
0.40
11:10AM
0.38

Note: the tide data above is for Port Underwood, New Zealand which is 8 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Whites Bay.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Whites Bay blow from the NW.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
1515101415141112914151011128141511111281011
Low °C
14129111489107101389959139910888
Chill °C (?)
14148121311910812137911612138911789
Sunrise
7:30--7:31--7:31--7:33--7:33--7:35--7:35--7:35-
Sunset
-5:08--5:07--5:07--5:07--5:06--5:06--5:05--5:04
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 18mm), heaviest on Tue night. Cool air temperatures (max 15°C on Mon morning, min 7°C on Wed night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the NNW on Tue afternoon, calm by Wed night).Long Range Forecast:Some drizzle, heaviest during Sat afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 15°C on Sat afternoon, min 5°C on Fri night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the NW on Sat afternoon, calm by Sun afternoon).

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Information about the Whites Bay Surf forecast

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

Whites Bay is 16 km (10 miles) from the city of Blenheim. If you plan a holiday in Kaikoura and Marlborough, look for hotels and other accommodation in Blenheim. Blenheim has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.