uk es it fr pt nl
Arawhata ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.5

See all 18 ratings

Based on 1 vote. Vote


Surf Report Feed
Icon reef  red
Reef
Icon  s4
Arawhata location mapGet alerts  temp

Arawhata Surf Forecast / Taranaki / New Zealand

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 am Thursday 13 May 2021 NZST
Forecast update in  hr  min  s Update imminent
Arawhata surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Arawhata sea temperature is 17.6 °C (Statistics for 13 May 1981-2005 - mean: 16.4 max: 17.5 min: 14.8 °C)
Icon breakBreak
Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Arawhata surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Arawhata sea temperature is 17.6 °C (Statistics for 13 May 1981-2005 - mean: 16.4 max: 17.5 min: 14.8 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for Taranaki

  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-on at Arawhata (light winds from the SE at NewallWX 20 km from Arawhata).

    Arawhata
Expand
<
>
View all

20 km away, 1 h 3 min ago

Moderate
17 km/h
SE
8.9
17.6
Air / Water (°C)
Please reload the page to see if there are any updates.


Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Arawhata this week:

The surf forecast for Arawhata over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Thursday (May 13) at 9AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.3m and 12s period with a secondary swell of 1.7m and 6s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Arawhata in the next 12 days are 3.0m 14s and forecast to arrive on Wednesday (May 19) at 12PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 2.5m 8s period and expected on Saturday (May 15) at 3AM.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 9AM (Thu 13th May)4.5ft (1.3m) 12s
Best Surf12AM (Fri 14th May)4ft (1.2m) 13s
Most Powerful12PM (Wed 19th May)10ft (3.0m) 14s

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

Updates in  hr  min  s Update imminent
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
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
103330012310001000000022555240002330
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.12.cc23
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
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.276.cc23
1.3
WSW
1.2
WSW
1.2
WSW
0.9
WSW
0.9
SW
0.5
SW
0.6
WSW
0.8
WSW
1.8
WNW
1.3
WSW
1.7
WSW
2.2
W
3.5
WSW
2.5
W
2.4
WNW
4
W
4.5
WSW
3.5
WSW
3.5
WSW
3
WSW
1.7
WSW
2.4
WSW
1.5
WSW
1.3
WSW
2
WSW
2.1
WSW
2.2
WSW
3
WSW
3
SSE
1.7
WSW
2.1
WSW
1.9
WSW
1.7
WSW
1.6
WSW
0.9
WSW
1.3
WSW
121213121212141681313139871010101414141313131313148816151413131212
4143784232512026612531843154590916061680857586304240152703393434561111193072553813631471194998810811479198015251018875273521
35
ESE
25
SE
20
ESE
10
NE
20
N
40
NE
20
W
20
WNW
5
NW
25
NNE
40
N
40
WNW
30
W
35
WNW
30
NW
40
SW
45
WSW
30
WSW
30
WSW
35
W
30
W
25
WSW
15
SSE
25
SE
20
ESE
5
SE
15
NNE
35
N
25
NNW
20
WSW
40
SE
40
SE
30
SSE
15
S
10
SSW
30
SW
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
offcross-
off
offcross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crossonononcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
crosscrosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
on
10:31AM
3.08
10:51PM
3.17
11:04AM
3.04
11:24PM
3.13
11:38AM
2.96
12:00AM
3.04
12:17PM
2.86
12:40AM
2.93
1:02PM
2.73
1:28AM
2.81
1:57PM
2.62
2:26AM
2.71
3:01PM
2.56
3:32AM
2.67
4:04PM
2.56
4:36AM
2.72
5:07PM
2.64
5:35AM
2.84
6:09PM
2.78
6:32AM
2.99
7:08PM
2.98
7:27AM
3.16
8:03PM
3.19
4:44PM
0.42
5:03AM
0.54
5:17PM
0.51
5:38AM
0.64
5:53PM
0.62
6:18AM
0.76
6:31PM
0.74
7:02AM
0.87
7:15PM
0.86
7:54AM
0.96
8:07PM
0.96
8:52AM
0.99
9:10PM
1.00
9:54AM
0.95
10:16PM
0.96
10:57AM
0.82
11:21PM
0.84
11:59AM
0.63
12:24AM
0.65
12:57PM
0.41
1:22AM
0.44
1:50PM
0.21
2:15AM
0.25

Note: the tide data above is for Opunake Bay, New Zealand which is 7 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Arawhata.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Arawhata blow from the NE

Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
light rain
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
partially cloudy
rain showers
thunderstorm
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
rain showers
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
rain showers
moderate rain
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
clearclearclearclearsome cloudsrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrssome cloudslight rainrisk thund- derrisk thund- dersome cloudsrain shwrsrisk thund- dersome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsclearrain shwrsclearsome cloudsclearclearclearsome cloudsrain shwrsmod. rainrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrssome cloudssome cloudsclearsome clouds
-----411-149-27-----2------810741----
11129111216161715171716151515141415151515151514141414141515111111121215
1011891113161514151715151513141414151515151412121313141512101111111213
89691015151614151514131313111113131313131412141413121314778121113
7:18--7:20--7:20--7:20--7:22--7:22--7:24--7:24--7:26--7:26--7:28--7:28--
-5:22--5:21--5:20--5:19--5:19--5:17--5:16--5:15--5:15--5:15--5:14--5:13-

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 6mm), mostly falling on Fri night. Very mild (max 17°C on Sat afternoon, min 8°C on Thu night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the NE on Fri night, light winds from the NW by Sat night).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 23mm), heaviest during Sun night. Very mild (max 17°C on Sun morning, min 13°C on Mon night). Winds increasing (moderate winds from the NNE on Sun morning, strong winds from the WSW by Tue morning).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Wed night. Very mild (max 15°C on Wed morning, min 12°C on Thu night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the W on Wed afternoon, calm by Fri afternoon).

Long Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 31mm), heaviest during Sat afternoon. Very mild (max 15°C on Sat afternoon, min 10°C on Sun morning). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the SE on Sun morning, calm by Mon morning).

FREE! Surf-Forecast.com widget for your website

The surf report / weather widget below is available to embed on third party websites free of charge and provides a summary of our Arawhata surf forecast. Simply grab the html code snippet that we provide and paste it into your own site. You can choose your preferred language and metric/imperial units for the surf forecast feed to suit users of your site. Click here to get the code.


Information about the Arawhata Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Arawhata provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Arawhata can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Arawhata 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 (Arawhata) 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 Arawhata 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 Taranaki? If you are looking for accommodation near Arawhata, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Taranaki, consider staying in New Plymouth which is 49 km (30 miles) away.