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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 pm Monday 19 Apr 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 15.5 °C (Statistics for 19 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 16.0 max: 17.0 min: 14.8 °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 15.5 °C (Statistics for 19 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 16.0 max: 17.0 min: 14.8 °C)

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

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Actual: 38 min ago

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39 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 Tuesday (Apr 20) at 6AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.0m and 16s period with a secondary swell of 0.1m and 8s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Christmas Bay in the next 12 days are 3.5m 9s and forecast to arrive on Monday (Apr 26) at 9PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.6m 7s period and expected on Wednesday (Apr 21) at 6AM.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 6AM (Tue 20th Apr)3.5ft (1.0m) 16s
Best Surf 6PM (Mon 26th Apr)11ft (3.5m) 9s
Most Powerful 9PM (Mon 26th Apr)11ft (3.5m) 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
Tuesday
20
Wednesday
21
Thursday
22
Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
Tuesday
27
Wednesday
28
Thursday
29
Friday
30
Sat
01
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
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T newzealand.htsgw.metric.114.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.138.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.162.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.186.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.210.cc23
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0.8
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.6
SSW
1.3
ENE
0.4
SSW
0.9
ENE
0.9
ENE
0.9
ENE
1.1
ENE
0.8
ENE
0.9
ENE
0.9
SE
0.9
ENE
0.5
SSW
0.5
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.4
SSW
1
SSW
2.3
S
3.5
S
3.5
S
3
SSW
3
SSW
1.3
SE
1.5
SSW
2
S
2.3
S
2.5
S
2.1
S
1.9
S
2.4
SSE
2.5
SSE
2.2
SSE
1.8
SSE
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25
NW
20
NNW
20
NE
15
NNE
5
WNW
15
S
15
WSW
10
W
10
ENE
15
NNW
20
NNW
15
NNW
10
NNW
20
NW
10
SW
15
WNW
25
NW
25
NW
40
WNW
40
WSW
35
SW
25
WSW
35
SW
40
SSW
40
S
20
WSW
10
W
20
WNW
10
WSW
30
SSW
15
SW
10
WNW
15
S
15
WSW
20
SSW
15
SSE
offcross-
off
crosscrossoffcrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffcross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
crosscross-
off
offcrosscross-
off
crosscross
10:44PM
1.27
11:12AM
1.16
11:28PM
1.27
11:52AM
1.16
12:13AM
1.29
12:37PM
1.17
1:00AM
1.31
1:25PM
1.19
1:50AM
1.34
2:19PM
1.22
2:43AM
1.37
3:15PM
1.28
3:41AM
1.40
4:13PM
1.35
4:41AM
1.43
5:12PM
1.43
5:43AM
1.46
6:12PM
1.51
6:44AM
1.48
7:10PM
1.58
7:44AM
1.50
8:08PM
1.62
8:42AM
1.50
5:12AM
0.17
5:22PM
0.20
5:51AM
0.13
6:02PM
0.16
6:29AM
0.10
6:43PM
0.12
7:10AM
0.08
7:29PM
0.09
7:55AM
0.07
8:22PM
0.07
8:48AM
0.08
9:22PM
0.05
9:50AM
0.09
10:27PM
0.03
10:57AM
0.10
11:32PM
0.01
12:01PM
0.08
12:37AM
-0.02
1:00PM
0.05
1:40AM
-0.05
1:57PM
0.01
2:41AM
-0.08
2:53PM
-0.01

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

Tuesday
20
Wednesday
21
Thursday
22
Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
Tuesday
27
Wednesday
28
Thursday
29
Friday
30
Sat
01
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
light rain
partially cloudy
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
light rain
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
rain showers
light rain
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
light rain
light rain
light rain
partially cloudy
clear
clear
light rain
light rain
partially cloudy
clear
cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
partially cloudy
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-6:48--6:50--6:50--6:52--6:52--6:54--6:54--6:56--6:56--6:58--6:58--7:00-
--5:37--5:36--5:35--5:34--5:31--5:30--5:29--5:28--5:27--5:24--5:23--5:22

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Tue night. Very mild (max 18°C on Tue morning, min 11°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Some drizzle, heaviest during Fri night. Warm (max 20°C on Fri afternoon, min 12°C on Thu night). Winds increasing (calm on Sat afternoon, fresh winds from the NW by Sun afternoon).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 7mm), mostly falling on Sun night. Very mild (max 14°C on Wed afternoon, min 7°C on Mon night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the SSW on Tue afternoon, light winds from the W by Wed afternoon).

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Thu morning. Very mild (max 14°C on Fri afternoon, min 7°C on Thu night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SSW on Thu afternoon, light winds from the SE by Sat night).

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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.