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Henderson Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 2.6

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Henderson Bay Surf Forecast / Northland / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 am Thursday 25 Feb 2021 NZDT
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Henderson Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Henderson Bay sea temperature is 20.2 °C (Statistics for 25 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 21.0 max: 22.3 min: 19.8 °C)
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Henderson Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Henderson Bay sea temperature is 20.2 °C (Statistics for 25 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 21.0 max: 22.3 min: 19.8 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Wind reports 25 km away suggest it is still onshore at Henderson Bay (moderate winds from the NE at Cape Karikari). 1.7m 8 s period swell from ENE

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25 km away, 49 min ago

Moderate
20 km/h
NE
20.4
20.2
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Henderson Bay this week:

The surf forecast for Henderson Bay over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Thursday (Feb 25) at 10AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.6m and 9s period. The wind is predicted to be cross-onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Henderson Bay in the next 7 days are 2.2m 13s and forecast to arrive on Sunday (Feb 28) at 1AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.3m 18s period and expected on Tuesday (Mar 02) at 10AM.

Wave TypeTime (NZDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)10AM (Thu 25th Feb)5ft (1.6m) 9s
Best Surf 4AM (Sun 28th Feb)7ft (2.2m) 13s
Most Powerful 1AM (Sun 28th Feb)7ft (2.2m) 13s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Henderson 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
Thursday
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thu
04
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
11100113343432234333233
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.12.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.36.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.60.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.84.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.108.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.132.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.156.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
1.6
ENE
1.6
ENE
1.6
ENE
1.5
E
1.6
E
1.6
E
1.6
E
2
E
2.2
E
2.1
E
2
E
1.9
E
1.8
E
1.8
E
1.7
E
1.6
E
1.5
E
1.3
E
1.1
E
1.1
E
1
E
0.9
ESE
0.9
ESE
9999991013131212121212111212111111111111
36336636635539339347014121531135112061036885855713666583403286275229217214
15
E
15
E
15
E
20
ESE
25
E
15
ESE
15
ESE
15
ENE
15
ENE
15
ENE
15
NE
15
NE
15
NE
20
NE
20
NE
15
NW
15
W
5
W
10
WNW
20
WNW
25
WNW
20
SW
20
WSW
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
ononononononcrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoff
7:50PM
1.86
8:26AM
2.00
8:45PM
1.97
9:15AM
2.12
9:35PM
2.07
10:03AM
2.23
10:24PM
2.16
10:50AM
2.30
11:12PM
2.22
11:36AM
2.34
12:00AM
2.25
12:23PM
2.32
12:49AM
2.24
1:41PM
0.48
2:00AM
0.28
2:33PM
0.36
2:50AM
0.16
3:23PM
0.23
3:38AM
0.05
4:11PM
0.11
4:25AM
-0.03
4:57PM
0.01
5:12AM
-0.07
5:44PM
-0.05
5:59AM
-0.06
6:31PM
-0.08
6:48AM
-0.01

Note: the tide data above is for Houhora Harbour (Pukenui Wharf), New Zealand which is 6 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Henderson Bay.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Henderson Bay blow from the SW

Thursday
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thu
04
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
light rain
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
thunderstorm
clear
partially cloudy
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2122201920202021202121212121202121192021201719
7:09--7:11--7:11--7:13--7:13--7:15--7:16--7:16-
-8:08--8:07--8:07--8:06--8:04--8:02--8:01--8:00

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Sun night. Warm air temperatures (max 22°C on Thu afternoon, min 19°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 11mm), heaviest on Wed night. Warm air temperatures (max 21°C on Mon morning, min 17°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Henderson Bay Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Henderson Bay provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Henderson Bay can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Henderson 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 (Henderson 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 Henderson 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 Henderson Bay, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Northland, consider staying in Houhora which is 4 km (2 miles) away.