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Blackhead Surf Forecast / Wairarapa / New Zealand

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 am Wednesday 06 Jul 2022 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 14.1 °C (Statistics for 06 Jul 1981-2005 - mean: 13.6 max: 15.2 min: 12.4 °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 14.1 °C (Statistics for 06 Jul 1981-2005 - mean: 13.6 max: 15.2 min: 12.4 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for Wairarapa

  1. weather stationWind Update Cross-off wind 19 km from Blackhead has become light (light winds from the S at Cape Turnagain). Waves should be turning clean at Blackhead.

    Blackhead
  2. weather stationWind Update Onshore wind has changed to cross-on at Tora Point (light winds from the S at Ngawi Automatic Weather Station 27 km from Tora Point).

    Tora Point
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19 km away, 1 h 23 min ago

Light
7 km/h
S
9.3
14.1
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Blackhead this week:

The surf forecast for Blackhead over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Wednesday (Jul 06) at 3PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.8m and 8s period with a secondary swell of 1.6m and 7s. Another secondary swell of 0.9m and 14s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be cross-shore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Blackhead in the next 12 days are 4.5m 11s and forecast to arrive on Tuesday (Jul 12) at 6PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.9m 4s period and expected on Saturday (Jul 09) at 3AM.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 3PM (Wed 6th Jul)6ft (1.8m) 8s
Best Surf 9PM (Wed 6th Jul)10ft (3.0m) 15s
Most Powerful 6PM (Tue 12th Jul)15ft (4.5m) 11s

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

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Wednesday
06
Thursday
07
Friday
08
Saturday
09
Sunday
10
Monday
11
Tuesday
12
Wednesday
13
Thursday
14
Friday
15
Saturday
16
Sunday
17
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
Rating
(10 max)
116444031013354000066322245454432456
Swell
Height Map
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T newzealand.htsgw.metric.30.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.54.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.78.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.102.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.126.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.150.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.198.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.222.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.246.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.270.cc23
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.3
SSW
1.8
S
3
S
2.3
S
2.1
S
2.3
S
1.9
S
1.6
S
1.2
S
1
S
0.9
S
0.9
S
2.2
S
3
S
3
SSE
2.3
SSE
1.9
SSE
1.3
SSE
4.5
ENE
4.5
ENE
4
NE
2.1
ENE
1.6
ENE
1
ENE
0.8
ENE
1.6
SSW
2
S
2.5
S
3
S
2.3
S
1.9
S
1.6
S
0.9
S
2.5
NE
4
NE
4.5
ENE
Period(s) (?)158151314161413121111111212111110109101110991012111110101010137911
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)706368339018941608270113438754092552052091439256719491189740342281140063469782415180130718100516611724103968746928067022905373
Wind
(km/h)
25
S
15
S
5
NW
5
N
15
NNE
10
NNE
30
NNE
10
N
25
NW
40
WNW
40
WNW
20
SW
15
S
10
ESE
15
NE
25
NE
35
NE
50
NE
50
NE
10
NW
15
NNW
25
NW
20
NW
15
NW
10
NNW
20
WNW
30
WNW
35
WNW
10
NW
5
N
5
N
10
E
15
S
15
WSW
15
WSW
30
WNW
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
crosscrosscross-
off
crosscross-
on
crosscross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffoffcross-
off
crossglassoncrossoffcross-
off
off
High Tide
/ height (m)
10:35AM
1.24
10:54PM
1.35
11:20AM
1.27
11:39PM
1.36
12:07PM
1.31
12:27AM
1.37
12:58PM
1.36
1:19AM
1.39
1:51PM
1.43
2:15AM
1.42
2:47PM
1.50
3:13AM
1.45
3:45PM
1.57
4:11AM
1.48
4:43PM
1.63
5:10AM
1.51
5:42PM
1.68
6:09AM
1.53
6:40PM
1.70
7:07AM
1.54
7:37PM
1.71
8:05AM
1.54
8:34PM
1.68
Low Tide
/ height (m)
4:38PM
0.29
5:12AM
0.26
5:25PM
0.28
5:56AM
0.23
6:14PM
0.26
6:44AM
0.20
7:08PM
0.22
7:35AM
0.16
8:05PM
0.17
8:29AM
0.11
9:03PM
0.12
9:25AM
0.06
10:02PM
0.07
10:22AM
0.01
11:02PM
0.02
11:21AM
-0.03
12:01AM
-0.02
12:19PM
-0.05
12:59AM
-0.04
1:16PM
-0.05
1:57AM
-0.04
2:14PM
-0.04
2:53AM
-0.02

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

Wednesday
06
Thursday
07
Friday
08
Saturday
09
Sunday
10
Monday
11
Tuesday
12
Wednesday
13
Thursday
14
Friday
15
Saturday
16
Sunday
17
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
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Rain (mm)
-----53----7----11341-----1----1782--
Temp. °C12119101110121415151511111110121114161612161612131312131311111010111212
Low °C11107710101114141414910101011111115141115141011131212121010109101010
Chill °C (?)99989810131313139910898111516101515101311101212109989109
Sunrise7:35--7:35--7:35--7:35--7:35--7:33--7:33--7:33--7:33--7:31--7:31--7:31--
Sunset-4:59--5:00--5:00--5:00--5:01--5:02--5:02--5:04--5:05--5:05--5:06--5:07-

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 8mm), mostly falling on Thu night. Very mild (max 15°C on Fri night, min 7°C on Wed night). Winds increasing (calm on Wed night, strong winds from the WNW by Fri night).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 21mm), heaviest during Mon night. Very mild (max 15°C on Sat morning, min 9°C on Sat night). Winds increasing (light winds from the ESE on Sun afternoon, near gales from the NE by Mon night).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 6mm), mostly falling on Tue morning. Very mild (max 16°C on Tue morning, min 10°C on Wed night). Winds decreasing (near gales from the NE on Tue morning, light winds from the NW by Thu morning).

Long Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 18mm), heaviest on Sat afternoon. Very mild (max 13°C on Fri morning, min 9°C on Sat night). Winds increasing (calm on Fri night, fresh winds from the W by Sun night).

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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 12 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.