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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Old Man's Hat (calm at Mahia Heights 3 km from Old Man's Hat). 0.9m 11 s period swell from ESE
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Old Man's Hat Surf Forecast / Gisborne and Mahia / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 am Thursday 16 Aug 2018 NZST

Old Man's Hat surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's Old Man's Hat sea temperature is 13.1 °C (Statistics for 16 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 13.8 max: 14.8 min: 13.2 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.9
ESE
0.9
ESE
0.8
ESE
0.8
ESE
0.6
ESE
0.5
ESE
0.4
ESE
0.4
ESE
0.4
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0.3
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0.3
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0.3
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0.4
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1.4
NNE
1.1
NNE
0.4
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0.4
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0.3
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0.4
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0.4
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0.4
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0.4
NE
Period(s) (?)11101010101010999991312776689101010
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)1611551391117454302926151615314819210814141120252525
Wind
(km/h)
10
WNW
15
NE
20
NW
20
NNW
15
NNW
20
W
20
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30
SW
25
SSW
15
WSW
15
ESE
15
NW
25
NNE
25
NE
15
NNW
15
N
15
NW
20
NNW
30
WNW
25
W
30
W
25
WNW
15
WSW
Wind State(?)cross-
off
oncrosscross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
offoffcross-
off
cross-
on
crossononcross-
on
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crosscross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
9:36AM
1.62

10:01PM
1.67
10:30AM
1.58

10:53PM
1.59
11:23AM
1.53

11:45PM
1.51

12:15PM
1.47
12:36AM
1.44

1:06PM
1.42
1:26AM
1.38

1:56PM
1.39
2:16AM
1.33

2:45PM
1.37

3:04AM
1.31

Low Tide
/ height (m)

3:46PM
0.00

4:17AM
0.01
4:40PM
0.07

5:09AM
0.06
5:33PM
0.14

6:00AM
0.13

6:26PM
0.21
6:50AM
0.19

7:17PM
0.26
7:39AM
0.24

8:08PM
0.30
8:28AM
0.27

8:57PM
0.32
9:16AM
0.29

Note: the tide data above is for Aurora Point which is 4 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Old Man's Hat.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Old Man's Hat blow from the SW.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
1415151515131313111011111115141616131515131315
Low °C
1115141514111212101011101114141414131414121315
Chill °C (?)
14141414141211118899814131515121313101114
Sunrise
6:54--6:52--6:50--6:50--6:48--6:47--6:46--6:43-
Sunset
-5:30--5:31--5:32--5:34--5:35--5:36--5:36--5:37
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 13mm), heaviest on Sat night. Cool air temperatures (max 15°C on Thu afternoon, min 10°C on Sat night). Winds increasing (calm on Thu morning, fresh winds from the S by Sat afternoon).Long Range Forecast:Moderate rain (total 12mm), heaviest on Mon morning. Cool air temperatures (max 16°C on Tue morning, min 10°C on Sun night). Mainly fresh winds.

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Information about the Old Man's Hat Surf forecast

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

Old Man's Hat is 47 km (29 miles) from the city of Gisborne. If you plan a holiday in Gisborne and Mahia, look for hotels and other accommodation in Gisborne. Gisborne has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.