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Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.8

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Blackhead Surf Forecast / Wairarapa / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 am Thursday 13 Aug 2020 NZST
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Blackhead surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Blackhead sea temperature is 12.8 °C (Statistics for 13 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 13.2 max: 14.4 min: 12.2 °C)
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Blackhead surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Blackhead sea temperature is 12.8 °C (Statistics for 13 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 13.2 max: 14.4 min: 12.2 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Blackhead (calm at Takapau Plains AWS 46 km from Blackhead). 2.0m swell from SSW too big with an additional 1.1m 7 s period swell from ESE

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46 km away, 1 h 21 min ago

Calm
4 km/h
WNW
-0.8
12.8
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Blackhead this week:

The surf forecast for Blackhead over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Thursday (Aug 13) at 12PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.8m and 13s period with a secondary swell of 1.0m and 7s. The wind is predicted to be glassy as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Blackhead in the next 7 days are 5.5m 11s and forecast to arrive on Thursday (Aug 20) 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 2.2m 6s period and expected on Wednesday (Aug 19) at 9AM.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)12PM (Thu 13th Aug)6ft (1.8m) 13s
Best Surf 9AM (Sun 16th Aug)8ft (2.5m) 15s
Most Powerful12PM (Thu 20th Aug)18ft (5.5m) 11s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Blackhead over the next 7 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(?)
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
Thu
20
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
54433233466553321200000
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.174.cc23
2
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.6
S
1.9
S
2.1
S
1.5
S
1.4
S
1.1
SSW
1.8
S
2.5
S
3
S
2.5
S
2
S
1.7
S
1.1
SSE
0.6
E
0.8
E
0.8
S
0.7
S
2.4
NE
3
NE
4.5
NE
5.5
NE
14131213121010131215151312121014141211781011
1505965711119112484704004249403260366921901141752210156232190116547131038727255
5
NW
10
ESE
10
SE
25
SSE
20
SSE
10
SSE
5
W
10
SE
10
W
15
SW
20
SSW
5
WSW
0
WNW
15
ENE
10
NNW
10
NNW
20
NE
15
N
20
NNE
30
NNE
25
NE
45
NE
50
NE
cross-
off
oncross-
on
crosscrosscrossglasscross-
on
offcross-
off
cross-
off
glassglassoncross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
12:32PM
1.28
12:52AM
1.26
1:18PM
1.30
1:38AM
1.26
2:05PM
1.33
2:25AM
1.27
2:53PM
1.37
3:14AM
1.30
3:43PM
1.42
4:05AM
1.34
4:34PM
1.48
4:57AM
1.39
5:26PM
1.54
5:50AM
1.44
6:44PM
0.32
7:03AM
0.29
7:31PM
0.31
7:48AM
0.28
8:19PM
0.29
8:35AM
0.25
9:08PM
0.25
9:24AM
0.21
9:59PM
0.21
10:14AM
0.15
10:51PM
0.15
11:06AM
0.10
11:43PM
0.10

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 Blackhead blow from the W

Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thu
20
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
light rain
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
light rain
light rain
clearsome cloudssome cloudslight raincloudysome cloudssome cloudsclearclearcloudycloudysome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsrain shwrslight rainlight rain
---3----------------113
101010887886898998111291515141415
710887667469778771181214131415
1099455775566876101071313121112
7:03--7:01--7:01--6:58--6:58--6:56--6:54--6:54-
-5:31--5:32--5:34--5:35--5:36--5:37--5:37--5:38

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Fri morning. Cool air temperatures (max 10°C on Thu morning, min 4°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Thu afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 15°C on Wed morning, min 7°C on Sun night). Winds increasing (calm on Mon morning, strong winds from the NE by Thu afternoon).

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Information about the Blackhead Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Blackhead provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Blackhead can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Blackhead 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 (Blackhead) 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 Blackhead 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 The Wairarapa? If you are looking for accommodation near Blackhead, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in The Wairarapa, consider staying in Hastings which is 77 km (48 miles) away. Other places in and around The Wairarapa where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include Palmerston North which is 89 km (55 miles) away and Napier, 94 km (58 miles) away.