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Banks Peninsula - Hickory Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.4
Consistency of Surf: 3.8
Difficulty Level: 2.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.2

Overall: 2.9

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Banks Peninsula - Hickory Bay Surf Forecast / Canterbury / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 am Friday 05 Mar 2021 NZDT
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Banks Peninsula - Hickory Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Banks Peninsula - Hickory Bay sea temperature is 17.2 °C (Statistics for 05 Mar 1981-2005 - mean: 14.4 max: 16.0 min: 13.3 °C)
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Banks Peninsula - Hickory Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Banks Peninsula - Hickory Bay sea temperature is 17.2 °C (Statistics for 05 Mar 1981-2005 - mean: 14.4 max: 16.0 min: 13.3 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-off at Banks Peninsula - Hickory Bay (moderate winds from the WNW at LEBonsBay Aws 4 km from Banks Peninsula - Hickory Bay). 0.8m 9 s period swell from E with an additional 0.6m 11 s period swell from SSW , plus 0.5m 3 s period wind swell from NNW

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Moderate
28 km/h
WNW
Cross-Off
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Banks Peninsula - Hickory Bay this week:

The surf forecast for Banks Peninsula - Hickory Bay over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Friday (Mar 05) at 10AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.0m and 10s period with a secondary swell of 0.6m and 10s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Banks Peninsula - Hickory Bay in the next 7 days are 3.0m 9s and forecast to arrive on Monday (Mar 08) at 7AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.6m 6s period and expected on Wednesday (Mar 10) at 7AM.

Wave TypeTime (NZDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)10AM (Fri 5th Mar)3.5ft (1.0m) 10s
Best Surf 4PM (Mon 8th Mar)7ft (2.2m) 9s
Most Powerful 7AM (Mon 8th Mar)10ft (3.0m) 9s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Banks Peninsula - Hickory 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
05
Saturday
06
Sunday
07
Monday
08
Tuesday
09
Wednesday
10
Thursday
11
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
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T newzealand.htsgw.metric.90.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.114.cc23
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0.9
ENE
1
ENE
0.9
E
1.4
NE
1.4
NE
1.1
NE
1.1
NE
0.8
NE
0.6
ENE
1.9
SSW
3
SSW
2.2
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.5
S
1.3
S
1
S
0.8
SSW
0.7
S
1.1
S
2.2
SSW
2.1
S
1.4
S
1.3
SSE
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10
N
15
NNW
30
NNE
30
NNW
30
NNW
25
N
15
WNW
20
SW
15
S
30
SSW
25
SW
20
S
5
W
15
N
15
NNE
20
NNE
15
NW
30
NNW
30
SSW
30
SSW
20
SSW
5
SSE
5
ESE
offcross-
off
offoffcross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
onglassoffcross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
onononglassglass
9:52AM
1.86
10:26PM
1.92
10:54AM
1.82
11:30PM
1.91
11:56AM
1.79
12:32AM
1.91
12:57PM
1.79
1:30AM
1.92
1:54PM
1.80
2:25AM
1.93
2:46PM
1.82
3:15AM
1.94
3:35PM
1.83
4:02AM
1.93
3:40AM
0.18
4:06PM
0.16
4:43AM
0.22
5:08PM
0.17
5:47AM
0.24
6:10PM
0.18
6:49AM
0.24
7:09PM
0.17
7:47AM
0.23
8:05PM
0.16
8:40AM
0.21
8:57PM
0.15
9:29AM
0.20
9:45PM
0.15

Note: the tide data above is for Banks Peninsula - Gough Bay which is 3 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Banks Peninsula - Hickory Bay.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Banks Peninsula - Hickory Bay blow from the N

Friday
05
Saturday
06
Sunday
07
Monday
08
Tuesday
09
Wednesday
10
Thursday
11
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
thunderstorm
clear
moderate rain
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
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-7:09--7:11--7:13--7:13--7:15--7:16--7:18---
--8:06--8:04--8:02--8:00--7:59--7:57--7:55--

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 9mm), mostly falling on Sun night. Cool air temperatures (max 19°C on Fri night, min 10°C on Sun night). Winds increasing (light winds from the E on Thu night, fresh winds from the NNW by Fri night).

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Wed night. Cool air temperatures (max 19°C on Wed afternoon, min 9°C on Thu night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SSW on Wed night, calm by Thu night).

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Information about the Banks Peninsula - Hickory Bay Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Banks Peninsula - Hickory Bay provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Banks Peninsula - Hickory Bay can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Banks Peninsula - Hickory 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 (Banks Peninsula - Hickory 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 Banks Peninsula - Hickory 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 Canterbury? If you are looking for accommodation near Banks Peninsula - Hickory Bay, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Canterbury, consider staying in Christchurch which is 44 km (27 miles) away.

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