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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

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 am Wednesday 23 Jun 2021 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 13.8 °C (Statistics for 23 Jun 1981-2005 - mean: 13.9 max: 15.6 min: 13.0 °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 13.8 °C (Statistics for 23 Jun 1981-2005 - mean: 13.9 max: 15.6 min: 13.0 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-off at Blackhead (fresh winds from the SW at Cape Turnagain WXT 19 km from Blackhead).

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19 km away, 49 min ago

Moderate
30 km/h
SW
6.7
13.8
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 (Jun 23) at 12PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 2.3m and 13s period with a secondary swell of 1.0m and 10s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Blackhead in the next 12 days are 5.5m 13s and forecast to arrive on Wednesday (Jun 30) at 12PM. Winds are predicted to be offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.8m 6s period and expected on Tuesday (Jun 29) at 12PM.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)12PM (Wed 23rd Jun)7.5ft (2.3m) 13s
Best Surf 6AM (Wed 30th Jun)16ft (5.0m) 13s
Most Powerful12PM (Wed 30th Jun)18ft (5.5m) 13s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Blackhead 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
Wednesday
23
Thursday
24
Friday
25
Saturday
26
Sunday
27
Monday
28
Tuesday
29
Wednesday
30
Thursday
01
Friday
02
Saturday
03
Sunday
04
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
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T newzealand.htsgw.metric.108.cc23
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SSW
1.9
S
1.9
S
2.3
S
2.1
S
1.7
S
1.5
S
1.3
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.5
SSW
0.5
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.5
SSW
0.5
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.5
SSW
0.4
SSW
2
SSW
2
S
4
S
5
S
5.5
SSE
5
SSE
5
SSE
5
SSE
4
SSE
3
SSE
2.3
SE
2.2
ESE
1.6
ESE
1.3
ESE
0.9
ESE
0.7
SE
0.6
SE
0.3
S
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15

SW
20

SSW
5

WNW
10

NNW
15

NW
15

NW
25

NW
30

WNW
20

NW
15

NW
20

WNW
15

NW
15

NW
15

NW
25

WNW
30

WNW
40

W
30

SW
35

WSW
40

SSW
25

S
20

WSW
25

SSW
25

SSW
20

SSW
15

S
5

WNW
5

NW
5

NNE
10

NW
5

NW
5

NNE
10

NW
10

NNW
5

NE
5

NW
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crossoffglasscross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
3:50PM
1.58
4:16AM
1.52
4:48PM
1.63
5:15AM
1.53
5:46PM
1.67
6:14AM
1.54
6:43PM
1.68
7:11AM
1.53
7:39PM
1.67
8:07AM
1.51
8:35PM
1.64
9:02AM
1.47
9:28PM
1.60
9:57AM
1.43
10:21PM
1.54
10:49AM
1.39
11:12PM
1.47
11:41AM
1.35
12:01AM
1.41
12:31PM
1.32
12:50AM
1.35
1:19PM
1.30
1:37AM
1.31
9:32AM
0.02
10:06PM
0.04
10:29AM
-0.01
11:06PM
0.00
11:26AM
-0.03
12:05AM
-0.02
12:23PM
-0.04
1:03AM
-0.02
1:20PM
-0.03
1:59AM
-0.01
2:15PM
0.00
2:54AM
0.02
3:10PM
0.05
3:48AM
0.06
4:03PM
0.10
4:40AM
0.11
4:56PM
0.16
5:31AM
0.15
5:47PM
0.22
6:19AM
0.20
6:38PM
0.26
7:06AM
0.23
7:27PM
0.30

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
23
Thursday
24
Friday
25
Saturday
26
Sunday
27
Monday
28
Tuesday
29
Wednesday
30
Thursday
01
Friday
02
Saturday
03
Sunday
04
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Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 15°C on Fri morning, min 8°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Sun afternoon. Very mild (max 18°C on Sat afternoon, min 6°C on Mon night). Winds increasing (light winds from the W on Sun afternoon, strong winds from the WSW by Mon afternoon).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 12mm), heaviest on Wed afternoon. Very mild (max 11°C on Wed night, min 5°C on Tue morning). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the SSW on Tue afternoon, calm by Thu night).

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 14°C on Sun afternoon, min 9°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

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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.