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Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 1.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 3.6

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Donut Island Surf Forecast / Coromandel / New Zealand

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 am Friday 23 Apr 2021 NZST
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Donut Island surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Donut Island sea temperature is 19.6 °C (Statistics for 23 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 18.5 max: 19.8 min: 17.3 °C)
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Donut Island surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Donut Island sea temperature is 19.6 °C (Statistics for 23 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 18.5 max: 19.8 min: 17.3 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Donut Island (light winds from the NE at Golden Valley WXT 13 km from Donut Island).

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Actual: 48 min ago

Light
7 km/h
NE
Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Donut Island this week:

The surf forecast for Donut Island over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Saturday (Apr 24) at 12AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.9m and 8s period with a secondary swell of 0.1m and 12s. Another secondary swell of 0.5m and 4s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be cross-shore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Donut Island in the next 12 days are 0.8m 12s and forecast to arrive on Wednesday (Apr 28) 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 0.6m 4s period and expected on Thursday (Apr 29) at 3AM.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)12AM (Sat 24th Apr)3ft (0.9m) 8s
Best Surf 3AM (Sat 24th Apr)3ft (0.9m) 9s
Most Powerful 9PM (Wed 28th Apr)2.5ft (0.8m) 12s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Donut Island 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
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
Tuesday
27
Wednesday
28
Thursday
29
Friday
30
Saturday
01
Sunday
02
Monday
03
Tuesday
04
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
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.246.cc23
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0.7
ENE
0.7
ENE
0.9
NE
0.9
NE
0.8
ENE
0.7
NE
0.6
ENE
0.6
ENE
0.4
ENE
0.4
ENE
0.4
ENE
0.4
ENE
0.5
ENE
0.5
ENE
0.5
ENE
0.3
E
0.4
E
0.8
E
0.6
E
0.6
E
0.6
E
0.5
E
0.5
E
0.5
E
0.5
E
0.5
E
0.4
E
0.4
E
0.4
E
0.4
NE
0.3
E
0.7
ESE
0.3
NE
0.4
ENE
0.4
ENE
0.4
ENE
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5
W
10
N
10
NW
10
WSW
15
WSW
15
W
20
WSW
25
WSW
15
WSW
10
SW
15
WSW
10
W
10
W
10
W
10
S
20
SE
15
SE
10
SSE
5
SW
5
WSW
10
WSW
5
SW
5
NE
0
W
5
SSW
15
SW
15
WSW
10
SSE
10
ESE
0
SW
5
WSW
5
NNW
10
W
10
WSW
10
ESE
20
ESE
glasscross-
on
crossoffoffcross-
off
offoffcross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
offglasscross-
off
glassglassglassglassoffoffcross-
off
cross-
on
glassglasscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross
3:12PM
1.53
3:42AM
1.68
4:11PM
1.61
4:37AM
1.77
5:09PM
1.72
5:31AM
1.86
6:04PM
1.83
6:24AM
1.93
6:58PM
1.93
7:17AM
1.99
7:51PM
2.01
8:09AM
2.00
8:43PM
2.05
9:02AM
1.98
9:36PM
2.04
9:55AM
1.93
10:29PM
2.00
10:50AM
1.85
11:25PM
1.93
11:47AM
1.76
12:21AM
1.84
12:46PM
1.67
1:20AM
1.76
9:05AM
0.42
9:22PM
0.36
10:02AM
0.33
10:20PM
0.30
10:57AM
0.21
11:17PM
0.22
11:50AM
0.10
12:12AM
0.14
12:42PM
-0.00
1:07AM
0.07
1:34PM
-0.08
2:00AM
0.03
2:25PM
-0.11
2:54AM
0.02
3:17PM
-0.09
3:48AM
0.05
4:09PM
-0.04
4:43AM
0.11
5:03PM
0.04
5:40AM
0.18
5:59PM
0.14
6:39AM
0.25
6:57PM
0.24

Note: the tide data above is for Clark Island which is 1 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Donut Island.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Donut Island blow from the SW

Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
Tuesday
27
Wednesday
28
Thursday
29
Friday
30
Saturday
01
Sunday
02
Monday
03
Tuesday
04
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
cloudy
cloudy
rain showers
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
light rain
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
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14171415171415161315151114141214141011159121412131612141512141610141513
181916182114191713171811171612141512161811161714171813151714171911171713
6:48--6:48--6:50--6:50--6:52--6:52--6:54--6:54--6:54--6:56--6:56--6:58--
-5:39--5:38--5:37--5:36--5:35--5:34--5:32--5:31--5:30--5:29--5:28--5:27-

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Fri night. Warm (max 21°C on Sat afternoon, min 13°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 6mm), mostly falling on Tue afternoon. Very mild (max 18°C on Mon afternoon, min 10°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

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

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 19°C on Mon afternoon, min 10°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Donut Island Surf forecast

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

Donut Island is 57 km (35 miles) from the city of Tauranga. If you plan a holiday in The Coromandel, look for hotels and other accommodation in Tauranga. Tauranga has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.