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Arataki Surf Forecast / Bay of Plenty / New Zealand

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 am Friday 19 Aug 2022 NZST
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Arataki surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Arataki sea temperature is 14.4 °C (Statistics for 19 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 14.6 max: 15.3 min: 13.9 °C)
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Arataki surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Arataki sea temperature is 14.4 °C (Statistics for 19 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 14.6 max: 15.3 min: 13.9 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Wind reports 1 km away suggest it is still onshore at Arataki (light winds from the ENE at Tauranga Airport).

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Actual: 46 min ago

Moderate
17 km/h
ENE
Onshore
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Arataki this week:

The surf forecast for Arataki over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Friday (Aug 19) at 3PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 3.0m and 11s period with a secondary swell of 3.0m and 11s. The wind is predicted to be onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Arataki in the next 12 days are 3.0m 11s and forecast to arrive on Friday (Aug 19) at 3PM. Winds are predicted to be onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.8m 4s period and expected on Thursday (Aug 25) at 6PM.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 3PM (Fri 19th Aug)10ft (3.0m) 11s
Best Surf 3PM (Fri 19th Aug)10ft (3.0m) 11s
Most Powerful 3PM (Fri 19th Aug)10ft (3.0m) 11s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Arataki over the next 12 days.

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Friday
19
Saturday
20
Sunday
21
Monday
22
Tuesday
23
Wednesday
24
Thursday
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
29
Tuesday
30
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
Rating
(10 max)
111130113345433333222010010000011101324
Swell
Height Map
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T newzealand.htsgw.metric.36.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.60.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.84.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.108.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.132.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.156.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.180.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.204.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.228.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.252.cc23
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
3.5
NNE
3
NNE
2.5
NNE
3
NNE
3
NNE
1.6
NE
1.3
ENE
1.7
ENE
1.7
ENE
1.6
ENE
1.5
ENE
1.3
ENE
1.2
ENE
1.1
ENE
1
ENE
0.9
ENE
0.8
ENE
0.8
ENE
2.4
N
1.6
N
1.1
N
0.8
N
0.7
N
0.6
N
0.4
ENE
0.4
ENE
0.4
ENE
0.4
ENE
0.9
ENE
1.1
E
0.8
ENE
0.7
ENE
0.7
ENE
1.2
ENE
1.3
ENE
1.8
ENE
Period(s) (?)111110910101114131313121111111010108888778888668889911
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)2536242713731667144048839610801018799734469349275222149111105671333157745433282726224791646759222232786
Wind
(km/h)
20
NNE
20
NNE
20
NE
25
NNW
20
NNW
10
WSW
5
W
15
N
5
SW
10
SW
10
NW
10
W
10
SW
20
WSW
10
WSW
10
WSW
10
NW
5
NNW
25
NNE
25
NW
25
WNW
25
W
20
WSW
5
S
10
SE
10
NNW
10
SE
5
SE
5
N
10
SSE
15
S
10
SE
15
S
20
SSE
10
ESE
15
SSE
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
onononcross-
on
crosscross-
off
glasscross-
on
glassoffcrosscross-
off
offcross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrosscrossglasscross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)
1:00PM
1.61
1:20AM
1.64
1:50PM
1.56
2:06AM
1.58
2:43PM
1.53
2:56AM
1.53
3:39PM
1.51
3:49AM
1.48
4:38PM
1.52
4:45AM
1.47
5:33PM
1.53
5:39AM
1.49
6:22PM
1.56
6:28AM
1.52
7:04PM
1.59
7:13AM
1.56
7:43PM
1.62
7:54AM
1.59
8:20PM
1.64
8:35AM
1.60
8:58PM
1.66
9:15AM
1.60
9:36PM
1.66
Low Tide
/ height (m)
6:59PM
0.33
7:26AM
0.25
7:52PM
0.40
8:15AM
0.32
8:50PM
0.46
9:08AM
0.37
9:47PM
0.49
10:05AM
0.40
10:41PM
0.50
11:00AM
0.40
11:32PM
0.48
11:49AM
0.36
12:19AM
0.43
12:33PM
0.31
1:03AM
0.38
1:14PM
0.26
1:46AM
0.31
1:55PM
0.20
2:28AM
0.24
2:35PM
0.15
3:09AM
0.18
3:17PM
0.13

Note: the tide data above is for Tauranga, New Zealand which is 3 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Arataki.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Arataki blow from the SW

Friday
19
Saturday
20
Sunday
21
Monday
22
Tuesday
23
Wednesday
24
Thursday
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
29
Tuesday
30
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Rain (mm)
--14----2322------1010----------------
Temp. °C1616161818151717141514101415101415131516141516111415111212111214913149
Low °C161616161613131612121291013911141214161213131012148912791169128
Feels °C (?)1414141516141615131413711118111311913101012912127109881048104
Sunrise6:54--6:54--6:52--6:50--6:50--6:48--6:47--6:46--6:43--6:43--6:41--6:39--
Sunset-5:42--5:43--5:44--5:45--5:45--5:45--5:46--5:47--5:49--5:50--5:51--5:51-

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 7mm), mostly falling on Sat morning. Very mild (max 18°C on Sat morning, min 12°C on Sun night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the NNE on Fri night, calm by Sun morning).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 7mm), mostly falling on Mon morning. Very mild (max 15°C on Mon morning, min 9°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 20mm), heaviest during Thu afternoon. Very mild (max 16°C on Thu afternoon, min 8°C on Sat night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the N on Thu morning, calm by Sat morning).

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 14°C on Mon afternoon, min 6°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Arataki Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Arataki provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Arataki can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Arataki 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 (Arataki) 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 Arataki 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 Arataki, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Bay of Plenty, consider staying in Tauranga which is 5 km (3 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 54 km (34 miles) away, Cambridge, Whakatane and Hamilton.