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Christmas Bay ratings
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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  1. weather stationWind Update Still cross-shore at Christmas Bay (moderate winds from the S at Castlepoint 2 km from Christmas Bay). 3.2m swell from E too big with an additional 0.5m 10 s period swell from SSE
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Christmas Bay Surf Forecast / Wairarapa / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 am Wednesday 16 Oct 2019 NZDT

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 13.0 °C (Statistics for 16 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 13.4 max: 14.4 min: 12.7 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
3
E
2.3
E
2.1
ESE
1.3
ESE
1.3
E
1
E
0.8
E
0.7
E
0.6
E
0.9
ENE
0.2
S
0.2
S
0.4
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.4
SSE
0.4
SSE
0.4
SSE
0.6
SSE
0.5
SE
0.5
SE
0.3
SW
3.5
SSW
4
SSW
Period(s) (?)10109999998798771111101211101589
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)1433943718237247145957149906516154048389160483315252446
Wind
(km/h)
20
SSW
25
SW
15
WSW
5
W
5
ESE
20
NW
25
NW
20
WNW
15
N
30
WNW
35
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25
WNW
20
NW
20
NW
20
NW
25
WNW
30
WNW
25
NW
30
WNW
30
WNW
15
W
35
SW
35
SW
Wind State(?)crosscross-
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High Tide
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8:09PM
1.17
8:27AM
1.24

8:59PM
1.19
9:13AM
1.28

9:47PM
1.21
9:59AM
1.31

10:32PM
1.23
10:45AM
1.34

11:16PM
1.25
11:32AM
1.36







Low Tide
/ height (m)

2:02PM
0.30
2:30AM
0.30

2:53PM
0.27
3:15AM
0.27

3:43PM
0.23
3:59AM
0.23

4:30PM
0.17

4:44AM
0.18
5:15PM
0.11

5:29AM
0.12







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.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
45------------------811
High °C
131312151415181815181712161813161512141411910
Low °C
13121013141415171415141114151214121214137910
Chill °C (?)
111110151413171814171610151711151391212856
Sunrise
6:24--6:24--6:22--6:20--6:18--6:16--6:16--6:15-
Sunset
-7:36--7:37--7:37--7:39--7:40--7:42--7:43--7:44
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 9mm), mostly falling on Wed afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 18°C on Fri morning, min 10°C on Wed night). Winds increasing (calm on Thu afternoon, fresh winds from the W by Sat morning).Long Range Forecast:Moderate rain (total 10mm), heaviest on Tue night. Cool air temperatures (max 18°C on Sun afternoon, min 7°C on Tue night). Mainly fresh winds.

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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 7 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.