Surf Forecast Surf Report
  • Country flag icon
  • Country flag icon
  • Country flag icon
  • Country flag icon
  • Country flag icon
  • Country flag icon
app storeplay store
Happy Jacks surf break
Reef And Point
Happy Jacks location map

Happy Jacks surf Forecast / Gisborne and Mahia / New Zealand

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 pm Tuesday 16 Apr 2024 NZST
Forecast update in  hr  min  s Update imminent
Happy Jacks surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Happy Jacks sea temperature is 17.9°C (Statistics for 16 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 17.7 °C max: 18.8 °C min: 16.3 °C)
  • Map Icons:
  • Break
  • Live Wave Height (m)
  • Live Wind Speed (km/h)
  • Surf Rating (10 Max)
  • Ocean Swells (m)
  • Wind Speed (km/h)
<span class="translation_missing" title="translation missing: en.leaflet.map_placeholder_alt">Map Placeholder Alt</span>
Happy Jacks surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Happy Jacks sea temperature is 17.9°C (Statistics for 16 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 17.7 °C max: 18.8 °C min: 16.3 °C)


Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Happy Jacks this week:

The surf forecast for Happy Jacks over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Wednesday (Apr 17) at 3AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.8m and 10s period with a secondary swell of 0.5m and 8s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Happy Jacks in the next 12 days are 1.6m 13s and forecast to arrive on Monday (Apr 22) at 3PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.8m 5s period and expected on Saturday (Apr 20) at 3AM.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 3AM (Wed 17th Apr)2.5ft (0.8m) 10s
Best Surf 3PM (Fri 19th Apr)3.5ft (1.1m) 15s
Most Powerful 3PM (Mon 22nd Apr)5ft (1.6m) 13s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Happy Jacks over the next 12 days.

submit an eyeball surf report

Quick surf report for Happy Jacks:

join our community of surf reporters
Updates in  hr  min  s Update imminent
Wednesday
17
Thursday
18
Friday
19
Saturday
20
Sunday
21
Monday
22
Tuesday
23
Wednesday
24
Thursday
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sun
28
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
Rating
(10 max)
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.6
S
0.5
S
0.6
S
0.6
S
0.4
S
1
S
1
S
0.8
S
1.1
S
1
S
0.7
S
0.7
S
0.6
S
0.7
S
0.6
S
1.1
S
1.1
S
1.6
S
2.5
S
2.2
SSE
2
SSE
1.6
SE
1.1
S
1.1
S
0.8
S
0.6
S
0.7
S
1.1
S
0.9
S
0.8
S
1
E
1
E
1
E
2.1
S
Period(s) (?)141515142117141215141413111111141413788815141312181514129999--
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)148104153146133546372178524399175156811088449643685265454046429256749621910230456732919616417016266000
Wind
(km/h)
5
WNW
5
WNW
10
E
10
W
0
WNW
15
E
15
WNW
15
WNW
15
NW
5
SSE
25
SSE
20
SSE
5
NNE
5
N
10
ENE
10
NNW
20
SW
25
SSW
10
SSW
0
WSW
20
NE
15
N
10
SW
5
SE
10
W
5
W
15
ENE
20
N
20
N
20
N
25
NNE
25
N
15
W
15
WNW
10
WNW
20
NW
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
cross-
off
glassonoffglassonoffcross-
off
cross-
off
glasscrosscross-
on
glassglassoncross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
offoffoncrosscrosscrosscross-
on
crossoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)
12:20AM
1.62
12:45PM
1.49
1:12AM
1.55
1:38PM
1.41
2:01AM
1.49
2:31PM
1.37
2:49AM
1.44
3:21PM
1.37
3:36AM
1.42
4:09PM
1.39
4:23AM
1.42
4:54PM
1.44
5:08AM
1.45
5:38PM
1.50
5:52AM
1.50
6:20PM
1.56
6:34AM
1.54
7:02PM
1.62
7:17AM
1.58
7:43PM
1.66
8:01AM
1.59
8:24PM
1.68
8:47AM
1.58
Low Tide
/ height (m)
6:42AM
0.33
6:55PM
0.35
7:33AM
0.34
7:46PM
0.37
8:21AM
0.35
8:39PM
0.39
9:07AM
0.37
9:31PM
0.41
9:53AM
0.39
10:20PM
0.42
10:38AM
0.41
11:04PM
0.42
11:23AM
0.43
11:45PM
0.42
12:06PM
0.44
12:26AM
0.43
12:47PM
0.43
1:09AM
0.42
1:28PM
0.43
1:54AM
0.41
2:09PM
0.41
2:41AM
0.38
2:52PM
0.39
Wednesday
17
Thursday
18
Friday
19
Saturday
20
Sunday
21
Monday
22
Tuesday
23
Wednesday
24
Thursday
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sun
28
Sunrise-6:37--6:39--6:39--6:41--6:41--6:43--6:43--6:45--6:46--6:47--6:48--6:48-
Sunset--5:36--5:35--5:32--5:31--5:30--5:29--5:28--5:27--5:24--5:23--5:22--5:22
clearclearpart cloudclearclearclearclearclearpart cloudheavy rainlight rainlight rainrain showersclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearpart cloudclearclearclearclearclearclearclearpart cloudrain showersclearpart cloudclearpart cloud
Rain (mm)
---------13411------------------1----
Temp. °C161818161617152021181514131515141616141415131616141516141619192121151616
Feels °C (?)14171515151513171815111011141311121211121191515141413101115151819141111

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 21°C on Fri afternoon, min 13°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 19mm), heaviest on Fri night. Very mild (max 18°C on Fri night, min 12°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 16°C on Wed morning, min 12°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Sat morning. Warm (max 21°C on Sat morning, min 11°C on Sat night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the NNE on Fri night, calm by Sat night).

FREE! Surf-Forecast.com widget for your website

The surf report / weather widget below is available to embed on third party websites free of charge and provides a summary of our Happy Jacks surf forecast. Simply grab the html code snippet that we provide and paste it into your own site. You can choose your preferred language and metric/imperial units for the surf forecast feed to suit users of your site. Click here to get the code.


Information about the Happy Jacks Surf forecast

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

Happy Jacks is 39 km (24 miles) from the city of Gisborne. If you plan a holiday in Gisborne and Mahia, look for hotels and other accommodation in Gisborne. Gisborne has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.

Nearest
Nearest