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

Overall: 3.3

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Christmas Bay Surf Forecast / Wairarapa / New Zealand

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 am Monday 10 May 2021 NZST
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Christmas Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Christmas Bay sea temperature is 15.2 °C (Statistics for 10 May 1981-2005 - mean: 15.2 max: 16.3 min: 13.8 °C)
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Christmas Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Christmas Bay sea temperature is 15.2 °C (Statistics for 10 May 1981-2005 - mean: 15.2 max: 16.3 min: 13.8 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Offshore wind has become cross-off at Christmas Bay (gales from the NW at Castlepoint 2 km from Christmas Bay).

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Actual: 50 min ago

Gale
63 km/h
NW
Cross-Off
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Christmas Bay this week:

The surf forecast for Christmas Bay over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Friday (May 14) at 9AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.7m and 8s period with a secondary swell of 1.1m and 9s. The wind is predicted to be cross-shore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Christmas Bay in the next 12 days are 2.5m 9s and forecast to arrive on Thursday (May 13) at 12AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.3m 5s period and expected on Wednesday (May 12) at 9AM.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 9AM (Fri 14th May)5.5ft (1.7m) 8s
Best Surf 6PM (Fri 14th May)6.5ft (2.0m) 11s
Most Powerful12AM (Thu 13th May)8ft (2.5m) 9s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Christmas Bay 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
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
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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
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0.2
SSW
0.2
SSW
0.2
SSE
0.2
SSW
0.3
SSW
0.3
SSW
0.2
SSW
2.5
S
2.5
SSE
1.8
SE
1.8
SE
1.6
ESE
1.7
ESE
1.9
ESE
2.1
ESE
1.7
ESE
1.4
ESE
0.8
ESE
0.4
ESE
0.6
ENE
0.4
ENE
0.8
SSW
1
E
0.9
SSW
0.7
E
0.6
E
3
SSW
4.5
SSW
3.5
S
2.5
S
3
S
3.5
S
1.9
SSE
1.6
SE
1.6
SE
1.9
SE
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15
NW
15
NW
20
NW
25
NNW
25
NNW
15
NNW
30
SSW
35
SSE
35
SSE
35
SSE
35
SSE
30
SE
20
S
15
SSW
15
NW
20
N
25
NW
25
NW
35
NW
50
WNW
45
WNW
20
NW
30
NW
30
NW
40
WNW
25
SW
10
WNW
25
NW
30
WNW
20
WNW
25
S
30
SSW
35
SW
35
SW
30
SW
15
SW
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffoffoffoffcross-
off
offcross-
off
offoffoffoffcrosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
4:24PM
1.24
4:52AM
1.18
5:09PM
1.25
5:38AM
1.17
5:53PM
1.26
6:25AM
1.16
6:38PM
1.26
7:12AM
1.16
7:21PM
1.27
7:57AM
1.16
8:03PM
1.27
8:41AM
1.16
8:46PM
1.27
9:23AM
1.16
9:30PM
1.27
10:02AM
1.16
10:14PM
1.27
10:42AM
1.17
11:00PM
1.28
11:24AM
1.18
11:47PM
1.30
12:10PM
1.20
12:35AM
1.33
10:13AM
0.28
10:42PM
0.29
11:03AM
0.33
11:30PM
0.33
11:51AM
0.36
12:19AM
0.36
12:36PM
0.37
1:07AM
0.36
1:19PM
0.36
1:55AM
0.34
2:02PM
0.34
2:40AM
0.29
2:44PM
0.30
3:23AM
0.24
3:26PM
0.26
4:04AM
0.19
4:08PM
0.21
4:43AM
0.14
4:50PM
0.17
5:22AM
0.10
5:33PM
0.13
6:03AM
0.08
6:18PM
0.10

Note: the tide data above is for Castlepoint, New Zealand which is 1 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Christmas Bay.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Christmas Bay blow from the WNW

Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
rain showers
heavy rain
light rain
light rain
cloudy
light rain
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
rain showers
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
light rain
light rain
rain showers
light rain
light rain
partially cloudy
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7:09--7:09--7:11--7:11--7:13--7:13--7:15--7:16--7:16--7:18--7:18--7:20--
-5:12--5:10--5:09--5:08--5:07--5:07--5:06--5:05--5:05--5:04--5:02--5:01-

Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 23mm), heaviest during Wed morning. Warm (max 21°C on Mon afternoon, min 10°C on Wed morning). Winds increasing (light winds from the NW on Mon afternoon, fresh winds from the SSE by Wed afternoon).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 14mm), heaviest on Thu night. Very mild (max 18°C on Sat afternoon, min 10°C on Fri night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SE on Thu morning, light winds from the NNW by Fri night).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Some drizzle, heaviest during Mon night. Very mild (max 16°C on Sun morning, min 6°C on Tue night). Winds decreasing (near gales from the WNW on Sun night, light winds from the WNW by Tue night).

Long Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 12mm), heaviest on Thu morning. Very mild (max 16°C on Wed morning, min 7°C on Fri night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the SW on Thu night, light winds from the W by Sat morning).

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Information about the Christmas Bay Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Christmas Bay provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Christmas Bay can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Christmas Bay 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 (Christmas Bay) 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 Christmas Bay 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 Christmas Bay, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in The Wairarapa, consider staying in Masterton which is 47 km (29 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 80 km (50 miles) away and Levin, 85 km (53 miles) away.