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East End and The Gap ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.5

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East End and The Gap Surf Forecast / Taranaki / New Zealand

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 am Tuesday 21 Sep 2021 NZST
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East End and The Gap surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's East End and The Gap sea temperature is 13.9 °C (Statistics for 21 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 13.5 max: 14.7 min: 12.3 °C)
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East End and The Gap surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's East End and The Gap sea temperature is 13.9 °C (Statistics for 21 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 13.5 max: 14.7 min: 12.3 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Wind reports 11 km away suggest it is still onshore at East End and The Gap (moderate winds from the NNW at NewPlymouthAero Aws).

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Actual: 53 min ago

Moderate
22 km/h
NNW
Onshore
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for East End and The Gap this week:

The surf forecast for East End and The Gap over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Tuesday (Sep 21) at 12PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.3m and 11s period with a secondary swell of 0.8m and 16s. Another secondary swell of 1.2m and 10s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at East End and The Gap in the next 12 days are 4.0m 15s and forecast to arrive on Sunday (Sep 26) at 7PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-shore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.7m 6s period and expected on Thursday (Sep 23) at 3AM.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)12PM (Tue 21st Sep)4.5ft (1.3m) 11s
Best Surf10PM (Sun 26th Sep)13ft (4.0m) 15s
Most Powerful 7PM (Sun 26th Sep)13ft (4.0m) 15s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for East End and The Gap 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
21
Wednesday
22
Thursday
23
Friday
24
Saturday
25
Sunday
26
Monday
27
Tuesday
28
Wednesday
29
Thursday
30
Friday
01
Saturday
02
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
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T newzealand.htsgw.metric.60.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.84.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.108.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.132.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.156.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.180.cc23
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1.6
W
1.6
W
2.3
W
2
WSW
1.6
WSW
3
NNW
3
NNW
1.6
WSW
1.9
WSW
3.5
WSW
3
WSW
1.7
WSW
3
WSW
2.5
WSW
3
W
3
W
4
W
4
W
3
WSW
2.5
WSW
2.2
WSW
1.8
WSW
1.6
WSW
2.2
WSW
1.7
WSW
0.9
WSW
1.5
WSW
1.5
WSW
1.2
WSW
1.3
WSW
0.9
WSW
0.8
WSW
0.7
SW
1.4
WSW
1.6
WSW
1.3
WSW
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20
WNW
20
NW
25
N
25
NNE
30
NNE
40
NE
10
W
15
W
10
W
30
WSW
35
WSW
15
SW
10
NNW
20
NNW
35
NW
25
SW
25
WSW
10
SSE
10
SSE
10
SW
5
S
20
W
25
W
25
W
15
WNW
20
W
15
SW
0
SE
20
WSW
10
WSW
20
W
20
W
15
WNW
20
NW
20
NW
10
WNW
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on
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on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscross-
off
cross-
on
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off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
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on
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on
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9:49AM
3.09
10:05PM
3.22
10:24AM
3.12
10:40PM
3.20
10:59AM
3.11
11:13PM
3.12
11:33AM
3.04
11:47PM
2.99
12:07PM
2.92
12:21AM
2.83
12:43PM
2.77
12:58AM
2.64
1:22PM
2.60
1:40AM
2.45
2:10PM
2.43
2:33AM
2.28
3:12PM
2.30
3:44AM
2.18
4:31PM
2.26
5:07AM
2.19
5:48PM
2.35
6:18AM
2.33
6:48PM
2.55
3:55PM
0.14
4:17AM
0.09
4:31PM
0.14
4:51AM
0.10
5:05PM
0.19
5:24AM
0.17
5:39PM
0.29
5:57AM
0.29
6:14PM
0.43
6:31AM
0.45
6:51PM
0.60
7:08AM
0.63
7:33PM
0.79
7:52AM
0.81
8:24PM
0.96
8:48AM
0.96
9:32PM
1.08
10:03AM
1.04
10:54PM
1.08
11:23AM
0.99
12:08AM
0.95
12:29PM
0.84
1:04AM
0.73

Note: the tide data above is for New Plymouth which is 3 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for East End and The Gap.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at East End and The Gap blow from the SE

Tuesday
21
Wednesday
22
Thursday
23
Friday
24
Saturday
25
Sunday
26
Monday
27
Tuesday
28
Wednesday
29
Thursday
30
Friday
01
Saturday
02
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Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 50mm), heaviest during Wed night. Very mild (max 16°C on Wed afternoon, min 12°C on Thu night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the NE on Wed night, light winds from the W by Thu night).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 9mm), mostly falling on Sat night. Very mild (max 15°C on Sat afternoon, min 7°C on Sun night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the WSW on Fri afternoon, light winds from the SSE by Sun night).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Tue night. Very mild (max 14°C on Wed morning, min 8°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 4mm), mostly falling on Thu night. Very mild (max 14°C on Thu afternoon, min 11°C on Thu morning). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the East End and The Gap Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for East End and The Gap provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at East End and The Gap can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our East End and The Gap 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 (East End and The Gap) 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 East End and The Gap 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 Taranaki? If you are looking for accommodation near East End and The Gap, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Taranaki, consider staying in New Plymouth which is 3 km (2 miles) away.