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Happy Jacks Surf Forecast / Gisborne and Mahia / New Zealand

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 am Tuesday 05 Jul 2022 NZST
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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 13.7 °C (Statistics for 05 Jul 1981-2005 - mean: 14.5 max: 16.2 min: 13.2 °C)
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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 13.7 °C (Statistics for 05 Jul 1981-2005 - mean: 14.5 max: 16.2 min: 13.2 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Still cross-shore at Happy Jacks (moderate winds from the N at Mahia Automatic Weather Station 13 km from Happy Jacks).

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Moderate
22 km/h
N
Cross-Shore
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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 Tuesday (Jul 05) at 9PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.6m and 16s period with a secondary swell of 0.4m and 9s. Another secondary swell of 0.8m and 4s is also forecast. 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 2.3m 16s and forecast to arrive on Thursday (Jul 07) at 12AM. 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 4s period and expected on Wednesday (Jul 06) at 9AM.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 9PM (Tue 5th Jul)5ft (1.6m) 16s
Best Surf 6AM (Tue 12th Jul)11ft (3.5m) 8s
Most Powerful12AM (Thu 7th Jul)7.5ft (2.3m) 16s

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

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Tuesday
05
Wednesday
06
Thursday
07
Friday
08
Saturday
09
Sunday
10
Monday
11
Tuesday
12
Wednesday
13
Thursday
14
Friday
15
Saturday
16
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
Rating
(10 max)
5452155432023332444025115554213332231
Swell
Height Map
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T newzealand.htsgw.metric.198.cc23
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.7
S
1.7
S
1.6
S
1.4
S
1.1
S
2.3
S
2.2
S
2.1
S
2.1
S
1.9
S
1.5
S
2.3
NNE
1
SSE
0.9
SSE
1.2
SSE
1.6
SSE
2.2
SSE
2.4
SSE
2.1
SE
1.3
SSE
2.4
E
3
E
3.5
ENE
2.5
E
2.2
E
2.1
E
1.7
E
1.2
S
1.3
S
1.3
S
1.2
S
1.1
S
1
S
1
S
1.2
S
1.2
SSE
Period(s) (?)14181616141614141714148121212121211101079910101111121111111010988
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)115817801274989496263420051682255015048366543132463937181355132684235362315142244137510061048669373403396319255196176201192
Wind
(km/h)
10
NNW
20
NNW
10
NNW
30
SSW
20
SSE
5
SSW
5
NE
15
NE
20
N
25
NNE
25
NNE
30
NW
10
WNW
10
NW
20
WNW
25
SW
25
S
15
S
10
WNW
25
NE
20
N
10
N
15
NNW
20
NW
20
WNW
10
WNW
5
SSW
5
N
15
NE
10
NW
5
NNW
0
SE
10
WNW
5
W
5
ESE
10
NNE
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
crossoffcross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
off
glassglasscross-
off
glasscross-
on
cross-
on
High Tide
/ height (m)
10:06AM
1.46
10:23PM
1.55
10:47AM
1.47
11:09PM
1.56
11:31AM
1.50
11:56PM
1.58
12:20PM
1.54
12:45AM
1.62
1:14PM
1.61
1:36AM
1.66
2:09PM
1.69
2:30AM
1.71
3:04PM
1.78
3:28AM
1.75
4:00PM
1.86
4:27AM
1.78
4:59PM
1.93
5:26AM
1.81
5:58PM
1.97
6:26AM
1.82
6:57PM
1.99
7:25AM
1.82
7:54PM
1.99
Low Tide
/ height (m)
4:10PM
0.38
4:43AM
0.34
4:56PM
0.37
5:27AM
0.34
5:43PM
0.37
6:12AM
0.34
6:33PM
0.37
7:00AM
0.33
7:27PM
0.36
7:50AM
0.32
8:24PM
0.33
8:44AM
0.30
9:22PM
0.28
9:42AM
0.26
10:21PM
0.22
10:43AM
0.20
11:19PM
0.16
11:43AM
0.13
12:19AM
0.10
12:39PM
0.07
1:18AM
0.05
1:35PM
0.02
2:15AM
0.02

Note: the tide data above is for Waikokopu, New Zealand which is 9 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Happy Jacks.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Happy Jacks blow from the W

Tuesday
05
Wednesday
06
Thursday
07
Friday
08
Saturday
09
Sunday
10
Monday
11
Tuesday
12
Wednesday
13
Thursday
14
Friday
15
Saturday
16
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Rain (mm)
-21-----221----12--9165-------------1
Temp. °C141415141211111111131518181815121212121315151615171714141514151714141414
Low °C11121313119101110111416161612121212111215141514151511121513131514131313
Chill °C (?)131214121010109911131718181491010111113141514171713131413151714141412
Sunrise7:26--7:26--7:26--7:26--7:26--7:26--7:26--7:24--7:24--7:24--7:24--7:22--
Sunset-4:58--4:58--4:59--4:59--5:00--5:00--5:00--5:01--5:02--5:02--5:04--5:05-

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Tue afternoon. Very mild (max 15°C on Tue night, min 9°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 6mm), mostly falling on Fri morning. Very mild (max 18°C on Fri night, min 11°C on Fri morning). Mainly fresh winds.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 30mm), heaviest during Mon night. Very mild (max 17°C on Wed morning, min 11°C on Mon morning). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the NNE on Mon night, calm by Wed night).

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Sun morning. Very mild (max 17°C on Fri afternoon, min 12°C on Thu morning). Winds increasing (calm on Fri afternoon, fresh winds from the ENE by Sun morning).

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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.