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Helena Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 1.6

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Helena Bay Surf Forecast / Northland / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 pm Friday 26 Feb 2021 NZDT
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Helena Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Helena Bay sea temperature is 20.8 °C (Statistics for 26 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 20.9 max: 22.2 min: 19.2 °C)
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Helena Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Helena Bay sea temperature is 20.8 °C (Statistics for 26 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 20.9 max: 22.2 min: 19.2 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-on at Helena Bay (moderate winds from the E at Tutukaka Harbour AWS 26 km from Helena Bay). 1.0m 9 s period swell from ENE

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26 km away, 30 min ago

Moderate
24 km/h
E
19.2
20.8
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Helena Bay this week:

The surf forecast for Helena Bay over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Friday (Feb 26) at 10PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.3m and 9s period with a secondary swell of 0.1m and 11s. The wind is predicted to be cross-onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Helena Bay in the next 7 days are 1.9m 12s and forecast to arrive on Saturday (Feb 27) at 7PM. Winds are predicted to be onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.5m 3s period and expected on Wednesday (Mar 03) at 10AM.

Wave TypeTime (NZDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)10PM (Fri 26th Feb)4.5ft (1.3m) 9s
Best Surf10PM (Sat 27th Feb)6ft (1.9m) 12s
Most Powerful 7PM (Sat 27th Feb)6ft (1.9m) 12s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Helena Bay over the next 7 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
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Fri
05
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
10133443332322230200000
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.6.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.24.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.48.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.72.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
1.3
ENE
1.3
ENE
1.3
ENE
1.4
E
1.8
E
1.9
E
1.9
E
1.9
E
1.8
E
1.6
E
1.6
E
1.5
E
1.4
E
1.4
E
1.3
E
1.1
E
1
E
0.9
E
0.7
E
0.5
E
0.4
ESE
0.4
N
0.5
N
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270258264377107011161065104889567463958647645938726721418810653303858
20
ESE
15
ESE
10
E
10
ESE
15
E
10
ENE
10
ENE
15
ENE
10
E
10
ENE
10
NE
10
NE
10
NE
15
N
10
NNW
10
NW
25
NNW
15
NW
20
NNW
20
NNW
10
N
20
SSW
15
SSE
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
ononononononcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
crosscross-
off
crosscrosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
7:43PM
1.85
8:16AM
2.04
8:32PM
1.95
9:01AM
2.14
9:19PM
2.03
9:45AM
2.21
10:06PM
2.10
10:30AM
2.25
10:54PM
2.13
11:16AM
2.23
11:44PM
2.12
12:04PM
2.18
12:35AM
2.09
12:54PM
2.09
1:41PM
0.40
1:56AM
0.21
2:29PM
0.28
2:42AM
0.13
3:14PM
0.17
3:28AM
0.07
4:00PM
0.08
4:15AM
0.04
4:45PM
0.03
5:02AM
0.05
5:32PM
0.01
5:51AM
0.10
6:21PM
0.04
6:44AM
0.18

Note: the tide data above is for Moureeses which is 7 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Helena Bay.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Helena Bay blow from the WSW

Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Fri
05
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
clear
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
thunderstorm
light rain
heavy rain
heavy rain
cloudy
some cloudsclearclearsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsrain shwrsrain shwrsclearrain shwrsclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudsrisk thund- derlight rainheavy rainheavy raincloudy
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2020182121192121192020192121192222202120181619
1920172021182120192020182021171921192019171519
2020182121192121192020192121192222202120181519
7:05--7:05--7:07--7:07--7:09--7:09--7:11--7:11-
-8:04--8:02--8:00--8:00--7:59--7:57--7:55--7:54

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Mon morning. Warm air temperatures (max 21°C on Sat morning, min 17°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 48mm), heaviest during Fri morning. Warm air temperatures (max 22°C on Wed morning, min 15°C on Fri morning). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Helena Bay Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Helena Bay provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Helena Bay can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Helena Bay 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 (Helena Bay) 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 Helena Bay 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 Helena Bay, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Northland, consider staying in Whangarei which is 33 km (20 miles) away.