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Hicks Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 4.5

Overall: 3.2

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Hicks Bay Surf Forecast / East Cape / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 am Thursday 25 Feb 2021 NZDT
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Hicks Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Hicks Bay sea temperature is 21.0 °C (Statistics for 25 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 20.5 max: 21.7 min: 19.4 °C)
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Hicks Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Hicks Bay sea temperature is 21.0 °C (Statistics for 25 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 20.5 max: 21.7 min: 19.4 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Hicks Bay (light winds from the E at Hicks Bay 4 km from Hicks Bay). 1.3m 9 s period swell from ENE

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Light
7 km/h
E
Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Hicks Bay this week:

The surf forecast for Hicks Bay over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Thursday (Feb 25) at 10PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.3m and 9s period with a secondary swell of 0.2m and 12s. The wind is predicted to be cross-onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Hicks Bay in the next 7 days are 2.3m 12s and forecast to arrive on Saturday (Feb 27) at 1PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.5m 5s period and expected on Thursday (Mar 04) at 10AM.

Wave TypeTime (NZDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)10PM (Thu 25th Feb)4.5ft (1.3m) 9s
Best Surf 4AM (Sun 28th Feb)7ft (2.2m) 12s
Most Powerful 1PM (Sat 27th Feb)7.5ft (2.3m) 12s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Hicks 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
12210332332322332312220
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.12.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.30.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.54.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.78.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.102.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.126.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.150.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
1.4
ENE
1.3
ENE
1.3
ENE
1.3
ENE
1.5
E
1.9
E
2.2
E
2.3
E
2.2
E
2.1
E
2.1
E
1.9
E
1.8
E
1.8
E
1.7
E
1.6
E
1.5
E
1.5
E
1.5
E
1.5
E
1.2
ESE
1
ESE
0.9
ESE
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270255245232392126414711581139212271186890757743765630534517524565350218169
10
ENE
10
ENE
10
SE
15
SSE
20
ESE
10
SSE
10
SE
15
E
5
SSE
10
SE
15
E
10
SE
15
SE
15
E
5
ESE
5
SE
10
NNW
15
NW
20
NNW
20
NW
20
NW
20
W
20
WNW
ononcross-
on
crosscross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
crossonglasscross-
on
crosscross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
6:08PM
1.94
6:50AM
2.02
6:59PM
2.00
7:35AM
2.10
7:48PM
2.05
8:18AM
2.17
8:35PM
2.09
9:01AM
2.20
9:22PM
2.11
9:48AM
2.20
10:11PM
2.13
10:37AM
2.17
11:02PM
2.12
11:29AM
2.13
12:09PM
0.71
12:29AM
0.56
1:01PM
0.63
1:17AM
0.47
1:51PM
0.54
2:04AM
0.38
2:40PM
0.44
2:51AM
0.32
3:28PM
0.35
3:40AM
0.28
4:15PM
0.28
4:30AM
0.28
5:03PM
0.25
5:21AM
0.31

Note: the tide data above is for Hicks Bay, New Zealand which is 2 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Hicks Bay.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Hicks Bay blow from the WSW

Thursday
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thu
04
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
clear
partially cloudy
clear
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
heavy rain
partially cloudy
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6:47--6:48--6:48--6:50--6:50--6:52--6:52--6:54-
-7:52--7:50--7:49--7:47--7:45--7:45--7:43--7:42

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Thu morning. Warm air temperatures (max 20°C on Thu afternoon, min 16°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 30mm), heaviest during Thu morning. Warm air temperatures (max 20°C on Mon morning, min 15°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Hicks Bay Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Hicks Bay provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Hicks Bay can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Hicks 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 (Hicks 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 Hicks 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 East Cape? If you are looking for accommodation near Hicks Bay, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in East Cape, consider staying in Gisborne which is 122 km (76 miles) away.