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Donut Island Surf Forecast / Coromandel / New Zealand

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 pm Thursday 07 Jul 2022 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 15.7 °C (Statistics for 07 Jul 1981-2005 - mean: 15.4 max: 16.9 min: 14.1 °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 15.7 °C (Statistics for 07 Jul 1981-2005 - mean: 15.4 max: 16.9 min: 14.1 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Wind reports 13 km away suggest it is still onshore at Donut Island (moderate winds from the NE at Waihi - Golden Valley).

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Actual: 47 min ago

Moderate
20 km/h
NE
Onshore
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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 Friday (Jul 08) at 6PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 3.0m and 8s period with a secondary swell of 2.2m and 8s. Another secondary swell of 0.4m and 12s 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 4.5m 10s and forecast to arrive on Tuesday (Jul 12) at 12PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-shore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.7m 4s period and expected on Tuesday (Jul 12) at 9PM.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 6PM (Fri 8th Jul)10ft (3.0m) 8s
Best Surf 9PM (Fri 8th Jul)7ft (2.1m) 8s
Most Powerful12PM (Tue 12th Jul)15ft (4.5m) 10s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Donut Island over the next 12 days.

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Thu
07
Friday
08
Saturday
09
Sunday
10
Monday
11
Tuesday
12
Wednesday
13
Thursday
14
Friday
15
Saturday
16
Sunday
17
Monday
18
Tue
19
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
Rating
(10 max)
000032210000000324332000101000322232
Swell
Height Map
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T newzealand.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
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T newzealand.htsgw.metric.192.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.216.cc23
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.6
E
1.6
NE
2.1
NNE
2.2
NNE
1.9
NNE
1.4
NNE
1.3
NNE
0.9
NNE
0.9
NNE
0.8
NNE
2.1
ENE
2.1
ENE
2.4
ENE
4
ENE
4
NE
3.5
NE
1.7
NNE
2
NE
1.7
NE
1.4
NE
1.2
NE
1.1
NE
1.2
NNE
1.5
NE
1
N
0.6
NE
0.7
NNE
0.6
NNE
0.6
NNE
0.6
NE
1.7
ENE
1.7
E
1.6
E
1.4
ENE
1.4
ENE
1.2
ENE
Period(s) (?)13688888877777991010109988881088888788888
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)1271674876344862501869970593973746032297276022745747084813232061671582681845554403940278337291215226179
Wind
(km/h)
20
NE
30
NE
25
N
30
NNW
20
WNW
20
WNW
20
WNW
10
WNW
5
SE
25
ENE
35
E
40
E
40
E
35
NE
30
N
30
W
20
NW
20
WNW
10
W
5
WSW
15
ESE
35
E
35
E
30
ESE
20
SE
10
SE
5
SW
5
WNW
10
W
15
WSW
25
SW
20
WSW
25
W
25
WSW
15
WSW
10
W
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
ononcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crossoncross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrossglassglasscross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)
12:50AM
1.67
1:23PM
1.55
1:39AM
1.67
2:18PM
1.60
2:33AM
1.69
3:15PM
1.66
3:31AM
1.72
4:14PM
1.74
4:30AM
1.76
5:13PM
1.82
5:30AM
1.81
6:12PM
1.91
6:29AM
1.85
7:08PM
1.98
7:27AM
1.88
8:04PM
2.03
8:24AM
1.89
8:58PM
2.05
9:20AM
1.88
9:51PM
2.03
10:15AM
1.84
10:43PM
1.98
11:09AM
1.79
Low Tide
/ height (m)
6:34PM
0.41
7:11AM
0.33
7:25PM
0.41
8:02AM
0.29
8:22PM
0.40
8:56AM
0.24
9:21PM
0.37
9:53AM
0.17
10:23PM
0.31
10:51AM
0.11
11:24PM
0.25
11:49AM
0.04
12:23AM
0.18
12:46PM
-0.01
1:22AM
0.12
1:42PM
-0.04
2:18AM
0.08
2:36PM
-0.05
3:14AM
0.06
3:30PM
-0.01
4:08AM
0.07
4:24PM
0.05
5:01AM
0.10

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

Thu
07
Friday
08
Saturday
09
Sunday
10
Monday
11
Tuesday
12
Wednesday
13
Thursday
14
Friday
15
Saturday
16
Sunday
17
Monday
18
Tue
19
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
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Rain (mm)
-1695----1-16293032142-----360211----------
Temp. °C141517181717171414151414171717141515161214141314141314151114141114141114
Low °C14131518141514121314131315171614141513111313131313121312101011101112912
Chill °C (?)1213161716161613131312111616161213141612121210131311141510121291212913
Sunrise--7:30--7:28--7:28--7:28--7:28--7:28--7:28--7:26--7:26--7:26--7:26--7:24
Sunset5:12--5:12--5:13--5:14--5:14--5:15--5:15--5:15--5:16--5:16--5:17--5:19--

Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 31mm), heaviest during Thu night. Very mild (max 18°C on Fri afternoon, min 12°C on Sat night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the NE on Thu night, calm by Sat night).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 123mm), heaviest during Mon morning. Very mild (max 17°C on Mon afternoon, min 13°C on Sun night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the NE on Mon night, light winds from the WNW by Wed morning).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 67mm), heaviest during Thu night. Very mild (max 16°C on Wed afternoon, min 11°C on Wed night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the E on Thu night, calm by Sat morning).

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 16°C on Tue afternoon, min 9°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.