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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

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 pm Tuesday 26 Oct 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 16.3 °C (Statistics for 26 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 16.1 max: 17.0 min: 14.4 °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 16.3 °C (Statistics for 26 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 16.1 max: 17.0 min: 14.4 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Still cross-shore at Helena Bay (light winds from the N at Tutukaka Harbour Automatic Weather Station 26 km from Helena Bay).

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26 km away, 1 h 6 min ago

Moderate
17 km/h
N
13.9
16.3
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 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Thursday (Oct 28) at 10AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.1m and 6s period with a secondary swell of 0.9m and 6s. Another secondary swell of 0.4m and 10s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be glassy as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Helena Bay in the next 12 days are 1.6m 7s and forecast to arrive on Thursday (Oct 28) at 10PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-shore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.1m 5s period and expected on Sunday (Oct 31) at 1PM.

Wave TypeTime (NZDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)10AM (Thu 28th Oct)3.5ft (1.1m) 6s
Best Surf 1AM (Fri 29th Oct)4.5ft (1.3m) 7s
Most Powerful10PM (Thu 28th Oct)5ft (1.6m) 7s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Helena Bay 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
Tue
26
Wednesday
27
Thursday
28
Friday
29
Saturday
30
Sunday
31
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Friday
05
Saturday
06
Sun
07
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T newzealand.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
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0.8
NE
0.8
NE
0.6
NE
0.7
NE
0.4
E
1.1
NNE
1.2
NNE
1.3
NNE
1.1
NNE
1
N
0.5
E
0.5
E
0.5
E
0.4
E
0.6
NE
0.5
NE
0.5
NE
0.5
NE
0.4
NE
0.4
NE
1.1
E
1.2
E
1.1
ENE
1.2
ENE
1.1
ENE
1
ENE
0.9
ENE
0.8
ENE
0.8
ENE
0.7
NE
0.7
NE
0.9
NE
1.1
NE
1.7
ENE
2.5
E
2.4
E
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15
N
10
NW
10
NNW
15
N
5
NW
5
NNW
20
NNW
10
WNW
10
WNW
15
W
10
W
10
W
20
NW
10
NW
20
NW
15
NW
15
SW
20
S
15
SSW
10
S
20
ESE
25
ESE
30
SE
30
ESE
35
ESE
30
ESE
25
E
20
E
15
E
15
ESE
20
ESE
25
E
30
ESE
25
E
20
E
20
ESE
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cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
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on
cross-
on
cross-
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cross-
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cross-
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12:06AM
1.73
12:39PM
1.81
12:50AM
1.66
1:26PM
1.75
1:40AM
1.60
2:18PM
1.71
2:35AM
1.58
3:13PM
1.72
3:35AM
1.59
4:09PM
1.75
4:35AM
1.65
5:03PM
1.83
5:32AM
1.75
5:55PM
1.92
6:26AM
1.87
6:45PM
2.02
7:17AM
2.01
7:34PM
2.11
8:07AM
2.13
8:23PM
2.17
8:57AM
2.23
9:12PM
2.20
9:47AM
2.28
6:17AM
0.39
6:50PM
0.55
7:02AM
0.46
7:39PM
0.60
7:52AM
0.51
8:34PM
0.62
8:47AM
0.53
9:32PM
0.60
9:45AM
0.53
10:29PM
0.53
10:43AM
0.48
11:23PM
0.42
11:39AM
0.41
12:14AM
0.29
12:32PM
0.31
1:03AM
0.15
1:24PM
0.22
1:51AM
0.03
2:15PM
0.14
2:39AM
-0.06
3:06PM
0.09
3:28AM
-0.10

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

Tue
26
Wednesday
27
Thursday
28
Friday
29
Saturday
30
Sunday
31
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Friday
05
Saturday
06
Sun
07
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Short Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Thu morning. Warm (max 20°C on Tue afternoon, min 14°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 14mm), heaviest on Sun afternoon. Warm (max 22°C on Fri afternoon, min 13°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 15mm), heaviest on Wed night. Very mild (max 17°C on Mon afternoon, min 10°C on Mon night). Winds increasing (light winds from the SSW on Mon night, fresh winds from the ESE by Wed afternoon).

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Thu afternoon. Very mild (max 18°C on Fri morning, min 14°C on Sat night). 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 12 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.