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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 5 am Tuesday 21 Aug 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 13.1 °C (Statistics for 21 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 11.6 max: 12.4 min: 10.8 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.4
SE
0.3
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0.2
SSE
0.2
ESE
0.2
ESE
0.3
SE
0.3
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1.4
SSW
1.4
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1.9
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1.6
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1.1
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0.7
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0.7
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0.6
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0.6
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1.6
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2.5
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Period(s) (?)8871010101056788111110914913181557
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)161251110161410915035139929446651534419455383171229165108596
Wind
(km/h)
20
NW
30
NW
10
NW
25
WNW
20
WNW
10
WNW
10
SSE
10
SSE
10
WSW
10
SSW
10
SE
5
WSW
5
WNW
5
NE
5
SSW
10
NW
10
N
10
NNW
10
NW
15
N
10
NW
20
SSE
35
SSE
Wind State(?)offoffoffoffoffcross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
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off
crossoncross-
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off
offoffcross-
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offonon
High Tide
/ height (m)

2:35PM
1.63
2:56AM
1.55

3:24PM
1.61

3:46AM
1.53
4:12PM
1.60

4:33AM
1.52
4:58PM
1.59

5:16AM
1.52
5:41PM
1.58

5:58AM
1.52

6:21PM
1.58
6:40AM
1.52

7:01PM
1.58
7:22AM
1.52

Low Tide
/ height (m)


8:56PM
0.51
9:03AM
0.50

9:43PM
0.52
9:49AM
0.51

10:27PM
0.52
10:36AM
0.50

11:10PM
0.51
11:23AM
0.49

11:53PM
0.49

12:07PM
0.46
12:35AM
0.47

12:49PM
0.43
1:17AM
0.44


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
1313101213991281212911148121391315111110
Low °C
1211910117810781067107911891281110
Chill °C (?)
1111810117711711118101461112712141096
Sunrise
7:05--7:03--7:03--7:01--7:00--6:58--6:56--6:54-
Sunset
-5:47--5:49--5:50--5:51--5:52--5:52--5:53--5:54
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 7mm), mostly falling on Thu morning. Cool air temperatures (max 13°C on Tue morning, min 7°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 15°C on Mon afternoon, min 6°C on Fri night). Winds increasing (calm on Sat night, fresh winds from the SSE by Tue 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.