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Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 3.7

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Aurora Point Surf Forecast / Gisborne and Mahia / New Zealand

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 am Saturday 08 May 2021 NZST
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Aurora Point surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Aurora Point sea temperature is 17.0 °C (Statistics for 08 May 1981-2005 - mean: 16.8 max: 18.0 min: 15.3 °C)
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Aurora Point surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Aurora Point sea temperature is 17.0 °C (Statistics for 08 May 1981-2005 - mean: 16.8 max: 18.0 min: 15.3 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for Gisborne and Mahia

  1. Week 4 with no significant swells and unfortunately none forecast for the next two weeks. On the bright side there has been some good catches of Snapper (night), Kahawai and Moki close to the Playground lately.

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Actual: 53 min ago

Moderate
17 km/h
N
Cross-On
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Aurora Point this week:

The surf forecast for Aurora Point over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Saturday (May 08) at 6PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.0m and 12s period with a secondary swell of 0.3m and 18s. Another secondary swell of 0.6m and 4s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be cross-onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Aurora Point in the next 12 days are 1.0m 12s and forecast to arrive on Saturday (May 08) 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 0.2m 4s period and expected on Friday (May 14) at 12PM.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 6PM (Sat 8th May)3.5ft (1.0m) 12s
Best Surf 9AM (Sat 15th May)2ft (0.6m) 18s
Most Powerful 3PM (Sat 8th May)3.5ft (1.0m) 12s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Aurora Point 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.108.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.132.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.156.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.180.cc23
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1.1
SSE
1
SSE
0.9
SSE
0.9
SSE
0.8
SSE
0.5
SSE
0.4
SSE
0.4
SE
0.3
SSE
0.2
SSE
0.2
SSE
0.7
NNE
0.7
NNE
0.9
NNE
0.5
NE
0.2
S
0.7
S
0.8
S
0.8
SSE
0.8
SSE
0.7
SSE
0.6
S
0.6
S
0.7
ENE
0.7
ENE
0.7
ENE
0.7
ENE
0.9
ENE
0.9
E
0.7
S
0.9
S
0.9
S
0.8
S
0.9
S
1.8
SSE
1.9
S
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20
N
25
NE
20
NNW
25
N
15
NW
15
NNW
20
NNW
10
WNW
15
NNW
20
N
20
NNW
25
N
30
N
25
N
20
N
20
N
5
E
20
WNW
20
WSW
15
SW
20
SW
15
WSW
5
SSE
15
W
20
SW
10
WSW
15
N
10
N
15
NNE
20
NNW
5
W
5
NE
20
SSE
35
ESE
35
ESE
35
E
ononcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
onononglasscrosscross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
oncross-
on
oncross-
on
glassoncross-
off
crosscrosscross
3:36PM
1.33
3:55AM
1.38
4:25PM
1.34
4:42AM
1.37
5:11PM
1.36
5:27AM
1.37
5:55PM
1.38
6:12AM
1.37
6:39PM
1.41
6:56AM
1.37
7:22PM
1.42
7:39AM
1.36
8:04PM
1.43
8:22AM
1.35
8:46PM
1.43
9:05AM
1.33
9:28PM
1.41
9:46AM
1.31
10:09PM
1.40
10:28AM
1.29
10:52PM
1.40
11:12AM
1.29
11:36PM
1.41
9:25AM
0.25
9:43PM
0.31
10:12AM
0.26
10:32PM
0.31
10:57AM
0.25
11:19PM
0.30
11:41AM
0.24
12:05AM
0.29
12:24PM
0.23
12:50AM
0.27
1:06PM
0.23
1:34AM
0.26
1:48PM
0.23
2:17AM
0.26
2:30PM
0.24
3:00AM
0.27
3:11PM
0.26
3:42AM
0.29
3:52PM
0.27
4:25AM
0.30
4:34PM
0.28
5:08AM
0.30
5:17PM
0.29

Note: the tide data above is calculated at the surf break location.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Aurora Point blow from the SSW

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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partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
rain showers
moderate rain
moderate rain
rain showers
clear
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
light rain
light rain
heavy rain
cloudy
light rain
rain showers
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6:56--6:58--6:58--7:00--7:00--7:01--7:01--7:03--7:03--7:05--7:05--7:07--
-5:10--5:09--5:08--5:07--5:07--5:06--5:05--5:04--5:04--5:02--5:01--5:00-

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 22°C on Mon morning, min 14°C on Sat morning). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 20mm), heaviest during Thu afternoon. Warm (max 22°C on Tue afternoon, min 12°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Some drizzle, heaviest during Fri afternoon. Very mild (max 15°C on Sun morning, min 11°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 36mm), heaviest during Tue night. Very mild (max 18°C on Mon afternoon, min 13°C on Tue afternoon). Winds increasing (calm on Tue night, strong winds from the E by Wed night).

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Information about the Aurora Point Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Aurora Point provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Aurora Point can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Aurora Point 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 (Aurora Point) 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 Aurora Point 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.

Aurora Point is 48 km (30 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.