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Fairway Reef Surf Forecast / Northland / New Zealand

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 am Friday 07 Oct 2022 NZDT
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Fairway Reef surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Fairway Reef sea temperature is 16.6 °C (Statistics for 07 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 15.7 max: 16.8 min: 14.5 °C)
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Fairway Reef surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Fairway Reef sea temperature is 16.6 °C (Statistics for 07 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 15.7 max: 16.8 min: 14.5 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Still cross-shore at Fairway Reef (light winds from the S at Cape Karikari 19 km from Fairway Reef).

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19 km away, 50 min ago

Light
15 km/h
S
7.9
16.6
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Fairway Reef this week:

The surf forecast for Fairway Reef over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Sunday (Oct 09) at 4AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.7m and 7s period with a secondary swell of 0.1m and 12s. The wind is predicted to be onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Fairway Reef in the next 12 days are 2.3m 10s and forecast to arrive on Monday (Oct 10) at 10AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.2m 12s period and expected on Tuesday (Oct 11) at 7PM.

Wave TypeTime (NZDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 4AM (Sun 9th Oct)5.5ft (1.7m) 7s
Best Surf10AM (Tue 11th Oct)6ft (1.9m) 11s
Most Powerful10AM (Mon 10th Oct)7.5ft (2.3m) 10s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Fairway Reef over the next 12 days.

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Friday
07
Saturday
08
Sunday
09
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tue
18
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Rating
(10 max)
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Swell
Height Map
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.3
ENE
0.3
ENE
0.3
ENE
0.3
ENE
0.8
ENE
1.1
NE
1.7
ENE
1.8
NE
1.8
NE
2.1
NE
2.3
NE
2.1
NE
2.1
NE
1.9
NE
1.9
NE
1.9
NE
1.9
ENE
1.9
ENE
1.8
ENE
1.8
ENE
1.9
ENE
1.8
ENE
1.7
ENE
1.7
ENE
1.7
ENE
1.3
E
1.2
E
3
NNE
3.5
NNE
2.4
NNE
1.6
E
1.4
E
1.1
E
1
E
1
E
1
E
Period(s) (?)888845778910101011111111111112121212121111117881099999
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)1214131217662663403886399648428938918919278769078599209318927547546914103458801493785460334201164173173
Wind
(km/h)
10
SSW
10
SSW
5
NNE
10
E
20
ENE
20
ENE
20
ENE
25
ENE
25
ENE
20
ENE
20
ENE
20
ENE
15
NE
10
E
15
NE
5
SE
10
ESE
15
E
10
SSE
10
SE
15
ENE
10
SSE
10
SE
5
E
10
SSE
25
E
20
E
10
ESE
15
E
15
ENE
10
NE
15
NNE
15
NNE
10
NNW
0
WNW
15
N
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
cross-
off
cross-
off
crossoncross-
on
onononononcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
ononcross-
on
cross-
on
oncrosscross-
on
glasscrossononcross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
glasscross
High Tide
/ height (m)
6:26AM
2.47
7:05PM
2.64
7:31AM
2.55
8:02PM
2.73
8:29AM
2.65
8:54PM
2.79
9:20AM
2.72
9:42PM
2.81
10:08AM
2.76
10:26PM
2.79
10:52AM
2.76
11:09PM
2.74
11:34AM
2.72
11:50PM
2.65
12:14PM
2.65
12:29AM
2.55
12:53PM
2.56
1:09AM
2.44
1:33PM
2.46
1:49AM
2.34
2:17PM
2.37
2:33AM
2.24
3:08PM
2.29
Low Tide
/ height (m)
12:05AM
0.73
12:31PM
0.68
1:05AM
0.65
1:31PM
0.62
2:01AM
0.56
2:25PM
0.56
2:51AM
0.48
3:13PM
0.53
3:37AM
0.43
3:58PM
0.53
4:20AM
0.43
4:40PM
0.58
5:01AM
0.46
5:22PM
0.65
5:41AM
0.54
6:04PM
0.73
6:20AM
0.63
6:48PM
0.83
7:01AM
0.74
7:34PM
0.92
7:45AM
0.84
8:24PM
1.00
8:33AM
0.93

Note: the tide data above is for Mangonui, New Zealand which is 6 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Fairway Reef.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Fairway Reef blow from the W

Friday
07
Saturday
08
Sunday
09
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tue
18
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Rain (mm)
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Temp. °C121414131514141515151515151615151616141717151716141515131516151616161717
Low °C111213121414141515141515131515131415131516121514121415121515141515141517
Feels °C (?)8121210109101010111111121312131313121414141516131011101213131314151616
Sunrise-6:54--6:54--6:52--6:50--6:50--6:48--6:47--6:46--6:45--6:43--6:41--6:41-
Sunset--7:32--7:32--7:34--7:35--7:36--7:37--7:37--7:37--7:38--7:39--7:40--7:42

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 15°C on Sat morning, min 11°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 16°C on Tue morning, min 13°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 12mm), heaviest on Fri afternoon. Very mild (max 17°C on Thu morning, min 12°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Sun morning. Very mild (max 17°C on Tue morning, min 12°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Fairway Reef Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Fairway Reef provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Fairway Reef can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Fairway Reef 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 (Fairway Reef) 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 Fairway Reef 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 Northland? If you are looking for accommodation near Fairway Reef, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Northland, consider staying in Houhora which is 40 km (25 miles) away.