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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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Whites Bay Surf Forecast / Kaikoura and Marlborough / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 am Friday 23 Feb 2018 NZDT

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 17.0 °C (Statistics for 23 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 17.1 max: 18.6 min: 15.9 °C)

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(10 max)
3
3
2
3
3
3
3
3
1
1
0
0
1
11
11
0
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3
2
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0
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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.6
S
1.3
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1.2
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1.3
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1.4
S
1.1
S
1.1
S
0.9
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0.7
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0.6
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0.5
S
0.5
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1.2
SSW
3.5
SSW
4
S
4.5
S
4
S
2.4
SSE
1.7
SSE
1.5
SSE
1.7
ESE
1.1
SE
1.3
SE
Period(s) (?)109911121214141111111261012121110109888
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)48030023042352631649229312584567812725304344549734011202574387412157193
Wind
(km/h)
5
WSW
10
NW
15
NNE
5
S
5
NNE
15
N
15
NNW
25
NW
30
NNW
20
NW
25
NW
30
NW
25
NNW
25
WNW
25
NW
5
SSW
15
S
25
SSE
15
SSE
5
NW
15
N
10
NW
10
NW
Wind State(?)offcross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffoffoffoffoffcross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
High Tide
/ height (m)

1:04PM
1.59
1:28AM
1.64

1:58PM
1.61
2:23AM
1.68

2:53PM
1.64
3:20AM
1.72

3:50PM
1.67

4:16AM
1.77
4:47PM
1.70

5:12AM
1.80
5:42PM
1.74

6:07AM
1.82
6:36PM
1.76

7:01AM
1.83

Low Tide
/ height (m)


7:15PM
0.36
7:42AM
0.38

8:10PM
0.32
8:42AM
0.35

9:04PM
0.28
9:39AM
0.30

9:59PM
0.24
10:35AM
0.25

10:54PM
0.21
11:29AM
0.21

11:51PM
0.17
12:24PM
0.18

12:48AM
0.15


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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clear
clear
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clear
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rain showers
clear
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Summary
clearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearrain shwrsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclear
Rain (mm)
------------9----------
High °C
1420211720211721211721211920211518191419211715
Low °C
1216201417201518191619201818191517171114201515
Chill °C (?)
1420211720211721211621211920211517191319211714
Sunrise
6:56--6:58--6:58--7:00--7:01--7:03--7:03--7:05-
Sunset
-8:15--8:14--8:13--8:10--8:09--8:07--8:07--8:05
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 21°C on Fri afternoon, min 12°C on Thu night). Winds increasing (calm on Thu night, fresh winds from the NNW by Sun afternoon).Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 9mm), mostly falling on Mon night. Warm air temperatures (max 21°C on Mon afternoon, min 11°C on Wed night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the N on Mon night, calm by Thu morning).

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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.