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Cray Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.8
Crowds: 4.4

Overall: 3.1

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Cray Bay Surf Forecast / Hawkes Bay / New Zealand

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 am Friday 14 May 2021 NZST
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Cray Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Cray Bay sea temperature is 16.0 °C (Statistics for 14 May 1981-2005 - mean: 15.9 max: 16.7 min: 14.4 °C)
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Cray Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Cray Bay sea temperature is 16.0 °C (Statistics for 14 May 1981-2005 - mean: 15.9 max: 16.7 min: 14.4 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Cray Bay (light winds from the E at Cape Kidnappers WXT 24 km from Cray Bay).

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Light
6 km/h
E
12.3
16.0
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Cray Bay this week:

The surf forecast for Cray Bay over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Friday (May 14) at 9PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 2.5m and 10s period with a secondary swell of 0.4m and 16s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Cray Bay in the next 12 days are 2.1m 13s and forecast to arrive on Thursday (May 20) at 12AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-shore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.1m 5s period and expected on Saturday (May 15) at 9AM.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 9PM (Fri 14th May)8ft (2.5m) 10s
Best Surf 9PM (Fri 14th May)8ft (2.5m) 10s
Most Powerful12AM (Thu 20th May)7ft (2.1m) 13s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Cray 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
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
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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
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2.4
ESE
3
ESE
2.2
ESE
1.6
SE
1.2
ESE
0.8
ESE
0.5
ENE
0.5
ENE
0.7
ENE
0.9
ENE
0.9
ENE
0.9
S
0.7
S
0.6
S
0.5
S
1.6
S
1.1
S
2.1
SSW
1.5
S
1.2
S
1.1
S
1
S
0.9
S
2.2
SSW
3
SSW
2.5
S
1.8
S
1.6
SSE
1.6
SSE
1.4
SSE
1.2
SSE
1.8
SSE
1.9
S
1.4
SSW
1
S
1.4
S
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20
WSW
10
SSE
15
N
10
WNW
15
WSW
5
WSW
10
NNW
10
NE
20
NNE
20
W
15
W
15
NW
15
NW
30
WNW
20
WNW
30
WNW
30
WSW
10
SW
10
NNW
15
NE
10
NW
20
NW
25
SSW
5
SSE
10
N
15
NE
10
W
5
W
15
SSE
35
S
25
SW
30
SSW
30
SW
25
SSE
30
SE
20
WSW
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
crossoffoffcross-
on
glasscross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
crosscross-
on
oncross-
off
7:47PM
1.41
8:09AM
1.32
8:30PM
1.41
8:52AM
1.31
9:13PM
1.40
9:34AM
1.29
9:55PM
1.39
10:16AM
1.28
10:37PM
1.39
10:59AM
1.28
11:21PM
1.40
11:45AM
1.29
12:07AM
1.42
12:34PM
1.32
12:57AM
1.45
1:27PM
1.37
1:51AM
1.49
2:22PM
1.44
2:47AM
1.52
3:20PM
1.51
3:44AM
1.56
4:17PM
1.59
1:32PM
0.24
2:03AM
0.25
2:15PM
0.26
2:46AM
0.26
2:57PM
0.27
3:29AM
0.27
3:38PM
0.28
4:12AM
0.28
4:20PM
0.29
4:55AM
0.28
5:03PM
0.29
5:39AM
0.27
5:50PM
0.27
6:27AM
0.24
6:40PM
0.24
7:17AM
0.20
7:34PM
0.20
8:10AM
0.14
8:32PM
0.16
9:05AM
0.09
9:31PM
0.10
10:01AM
0.03
10:31PM
0.05

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 Cray Bay blow from the NW

Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
partially cloudy
clear
rain showers
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
rain showers
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
light rain
rain showers
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7:07--7:09--7:09--7:11--7:11--7:11--7:13--7:13--7:15--7:16--7:16--7:16--
-5:07--5:07--5:06--5:05--5:04--5:02--5:01--5:01--5:00--5:00--5:00--4:59-

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Fri night. Warm (max 20°C on Sat afternoon, min 10°C on Fri morning). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Wed afternoon. Very mild (max 18°C on Tue morning, min 11°C on Mon night). Mainly fresh winds.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 18°C on Fri morning, min 10°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 20mm), heaviest during Tue morning. Very mild (max 14°C on Sun morning, min 7°C on Mon night). Winds increasing (calm on Sun morning, strong winds from the S by Sun night).

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Information about the Cray Bay Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Cray Bay provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Cray Bay can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Cray 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 (Cray 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 Cray 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.

Cray Bay is 26 km (16 miles) from the city of Hastings. If you plan a holiday in Hawkes Bay, look for hotels and other accommodation in Hastings. Hastings has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.