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Arataki ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 1.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.4

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Arataki Surf Forecast / Bay of Plenty / New Zealand

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 am Saturday 08 May 2021 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 17.9 °C (Statistics for 08 May 1981-2005 - mean: 17.8 max: 19.0 min: 15.9 °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 17.9 °C (Statistics for 08 May 1981-2005 - mean: 17.8 max: 19.0 min: 15.9 °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 NE at TaurangaAeroAws).

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Light
13 km/h
NE
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 Sunday (May 09) at 12AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.0m and 6s period with a secondary swell of 0.1m and 12s. The wind is predicted to be cross-onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Arataki in the next 12 days are 1.2m 6s and forecast to arrive on Wednesday (May 12) at 6AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.3m 2s period and expected on Friday (May 14) at 6AM.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)12AM (Sun 9th May)3.5ft (1.0m) 6s
Best Surf12AM (Thu 13th May)3.5ft (1.1m) 6s
Most Powerful 6AM (Wed 12th May)4ft (1.2m) 6s

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

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Saturday
08
Sunday
09
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
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T newzealand.htsgw.metric.180.cc23
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1.3
NE
1.1
NE
1
NNE
0.9
NNE
0.9
NNE
1
N
0.6
NE
0.4
N
0.6
N
0.5
N
1.1
N
1.2
N
1.2
N
1.1
N
1.1
NNE
1.2
N
1.1
N
1
NNE
0.8
N
0.6
NE
0.6
NE
0.6
NE
0.8
NE
0.9
NE
0.9
ENE
0.9
ENE
0.9
ENE
0.9
ENE
0.9
ENE
0.9
ENE
1.7
NNW
1.3
NNE
1
NNE
0.6
ENE
0.7
ENE
0.9
ENE
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15
ENE
10
NNE
10
N
10
NNW
15
NNW
5
NW
5
WSW
5
NNW
5
NW
10
NNW
25
N
20
N
20
NNW
20
NW
15
WSW
10
SW
20
WSW
15
SW
5
SSW
10
W
10
SSW
0
WSW
10
WNW
15
W
10
WSW
5
WSW
5
N
5
WSW
5
NW
15
N
10
W
25
SE
15
SE
15
SE
15
ESE
10
SE
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on
cross-
on
cross-
on
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on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
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off
offglasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
on
offglasscross-
on
cross-
off
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on
cross
5:13PM
1.53
5:40AM
1.60
6:05PM
1.56
6:26AM
1.59
6:53PM
1.59
7:08AM
1.59
7:37PM
1.61
7:48AM
1.58
8:18PM
1.63
8:28AM
1.58
8:56PM
1.65
9:08AM
1.57
9:32PM
1.66
9:49AM
1.57
10:10PM
1.65
10:29AM
1.56
10:50PM
1.64
11:09AM
1.56
11:35PM
1.63
11:50AM
1.56
12:22AM
1.62
12:34PM
1.55
1:12AM
1.63
10:54AM
0.33
11:19PM
0.38
11:46AM
0.30
12:08AM
0.36
12:34PM
0.26
12:55AM
0.34
1:17PM
0.22
1:37AM
0.33
1:57PM
0.20
2:18AM
0.34
2:34PM
0.20
2:57AM
0.34
3:10PM
0.22
3:36AM
0.35
3:47PM
0.25
4:16AM
0.37
4:26PM
0.29
4:58AM
0.39
5:08PM
0.32
5:43AM
0.42
5:52PM
0.34
6:32AM
0.44
6:39PM
0.36

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

Saturday
08
Sunday
09
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
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rain showers
partially cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
light rain
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
light rain
light rain
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
light rain
heavy rain
thunderstorm
light rain
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
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7:01--7:01--7:03--7:03--7:03--7:05--7:05--7:07--7:07--7:09--7:09--7:09--
-5:21--5:20--5:19--5:17--5:16--5:15--5:15--5:15--5:14--5:13--5:12--5:12-

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 4mm), mostly falling on Sat afternoon. Very mild (max 19°C on Sun afternoon, min 14°C on Sat morning). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 10mm), heaviest on Wed morning. Very mild (max 18°C on Tue morning, min 9°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 17°C on Sun afternoon, min 11°C on Fri morning). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 15mm), heaviest on Mon night. Very mild (max 17°C on Tue morning, min 10°C on Tue 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.